Genetic Counseling Practice: Advanced Concepts and Skills. Chapter 10: Working with Families

The text book includes 15 chapters that fall into three topic areas:

  • genetic counseling dynamics,
  • client cultural and individual characteristics, and
  • genetic counselor development.
This chapter describes the characteristics of families, including families facing genetic conditions, and families as a system; it describes family therapy techniques applicable to genetic counseling. Case examples and learning activities provide opportunities to practice ways to work with families in genetic counseling.


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Cost Print Price - $114.95 ; eBook Price - $91.99/per publisher
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2010

Date of Resource 2010

Genomic Competencies

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

Genetic Counselor

  • 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.
      • 10b:   Utilize a range of basic counseling skills, such as open-ended questions, reflection, and normalization.
      • 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.
      • 10e:   Apply evidence-based models to guide genetic counseling practice, such as short-term client-centered counseling, grief counseling and crisis counseling.
      • 10f:   Develop an appropriate follow-up plan to address psychosocial concerns that have emerged in the encounter, including referrals for psychological services when indicated.