A Guide to Genetic Counseling, 2nd Edition

 An 18 chapter text book written by experts in genetic counseling and student training. Covers each of the practice-based competencies.


Type Book
CME Available No
Topic
Cost $82.99 ebook; $102.95 paperback
Note Textbook, 2009; Reference material;
Date of Resource 2009

Genomic Competencies

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

Genetic Counselor

  • Genetics Expertise and Analysis
    • 1:   Demonstrate and utilize a depth and breadth of understanding and knowledge of genetics and genomics core concepts and principles.
    • 2:   Integrate knowledge of psychosocial aspects of conditions with a genetic component to promote client well-being.
    • 3:   Construct relevant, targeted and comprehensive personal and family histories and pedigrees.
    • 4:   Identify, assess, facilitate, and integrate genetic testing options in genetic counseling practice.
      • 4a:   Investigate the availability, analytic validity, clinical validity, and clinical utility of screening, diagnostic and predictive genetic/genomic tests.
      • 4b:   Evaluate and assess laboratories and select the most appropriate laboratory and test based on the clinical situation.
      • 4c:   Identify and discuss the potential benefits, risks, limitations and costs of genetic testing.
      • 4d:   Coordinate and facilitate the ordering of appropriate genetic testing for the client.
      • 4e:   Interpret the clinical implications of genetic test reports.
    • 5:   Assess individuals' and their relatives' probability of conditions with a genetic component or carrier status based on their pedigree, test result(s), and other pertinent information.
    • 7:   Critically assess genetic/genomic, medical and social science literature and information.
  • 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.
    • 11:   Promote client-centered, informed, non-coercive and value-based decision-making.
    • 12:   Understand how to adapt genetic counseling skills for varied service delivery models.
    • 13:   Apply genetic counseling skills in a culturally responsive and respectful manner to all clients.
    • 8:   Establish a mutually agreed upon genetic counseling agenda with the client.
    • 9:   Employ active listening and interviewing skills to identify, assess, and empathically respond to stated and emerging concerns.
  • Education
    • 14:   Effectively educate clients about a wide range of genetics and genomics information based on their needs, their characteristics and the circumstances of the encounter.
    • 15:   Write concise and understandable clinical and scientific information for audiences of varying educational backgrounds.
    • 16:   Effectively give a presentation on genetics, genomics and genetic counseling issues.
  • Professional Development & Practice
    • 17:   Act in accordance with the ethical, legal and philosophical principles and values of the genetic counseling profession and the policies of one's institution or organization.
    • 18:   Demonstrate understanding of the research process.
    • 19:   Advocate for individuals, families, communities and the genetic counseling profession.
    • 20:   Support client and community interests in accessing, or declining, social and health services and clinical research.
    • 21:   Understand the methods, roles and responsibilities of the process of clinical supervision of trainees.
    • 22:   Accept responsibility for one's physical and emotional health as it impacts on professional performance.