Facilitating the Genetic Counseling Process: A Practice Manual Practice-Based Skills, 2nd edition. Chapter 9: Client Issues: Resistance, Client Affect, and Client Style

This seminal text contains 13 chapters covering key communication skills, interpersonal skills, and professional values and ethics relevant to genetic counseling practice. Each chapter concludes with practice activities to help students work on the various skills taught. Chapter 9 covers patient resistance, coping, affect and style. 



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Date of Resource 2018

Genomic Competencies

Experts from the disciplines listed below have tagged this resource as fulfulling genomic competencies.

Genetic Counselor

  • Genetics Expertise and Analysis
    • 2:   Integrate knowledge of psychosocial aspects of conditions with a genetic component to promote client well-being.
      • 2b:   Describe common emotional and/or behavioral responses that may commonly occur in the genetic counseling context.
      • 2d:   Evaluate the potential impact of psychosocial issues on client decision-making and adherence to medical management.
  • Interpersonal, Psychosocial and Counseling Skills
    • 10:   Use a range of genetic counseling skills and models to facilitate informed decision-making and adaptation to genetic risks or conditions.
      • 10a:   Demonstrate knowledge of psychological defenses, family dynamics, family systems theory, coping models, the grief process, and reactions to illness.
      • 10c:   Employ a variety of advanced genetic counseling skills, such as anticipatory guidance and in-depth exploration of client responses to risks and options.
      • 10d:   Assess clients' psychosocial needs, and evaluate the need for intervention and referral.
      • 10f:   Develop an appropriate follow-up plan to address psychosocial concerns that have emerged in the encounter, including referrals for psychological services when indicated.
    • 9:   Employ active listening and interviewing skills to identify, assess, and empathically respond to stated and emerging concerns.
      • 9a:   Elicit and evaluate client emotions, individual and family experiences, beliefs, behaviors, values, coping mechanisms and adaptive capabilities.
      • 9b:   Engage in relationship-building with the client by establishing rapport, employing active listening skills and demonstrating empathy.
      • 9c:   Assess and respond to client emotional and behavioral cues, expressed both verbally and non-verbally, including emotions affecting understanding, retention, perception, and decision-making.