Genetic Counseling Practice: Advanced Concepts and Skills. Chapter 2: Complicated Shadows, a Critique of Autonomy in Genetic Counseling

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 factors that challenge autonomous decision making and provides discussion and role play activities for the development of skills in providing ethically sound genetic counseling under such circumstances.


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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
    • 11:   Promote client-centered, informed, non-coercive and value-based decision-making.
      • 11a:   Recognize one's own values and biases as they relate to genetic counseling.
      • 11b:   Actively facilitate client decision-making that is consistent with the client's values.
      • 11c:   Recognize and respond to client-counselor relationship dynamics, such as transference and countertransference, which may affect the genetic counseling interaction.
      • 11d:   Describe the continuum of non-directiveness to directiveness, and effectively utilize an appropriate degree of guidance for specific genetic counseling encounters.
    • 13:   Apply genetic counseling skills in a culturally responsive and respectful manner to all clients.
      • 13b:   Assess and respond to client cultural beliefs relevant to the genetic counseling encounter.