Basic Counselling Skills
- : Online
Offered by CRANAplus Bush Support Services, this online course is designed to support health professionals who are not in a counselling role but are engaged in one-to-one relationships with their colleagues, clients and patients. It is for health professionals who want to add depth and breadth to their core clinical work by developing interpersonal skills that are both caring and helpful.
Who is this course for?
Specifically, the course was designed to introduce basic communication skills to health practitioners working in rural and remote settings who deal with common personal and relationship issues with other staff members, their patients and clients. It is an introductory course and is NOT designed to provide professional counselling training.
This course will be helpful for health professionals who recognise that sometimes what is required in a helpful relationship is beyond advice giving. It is useful for those who wish to encourage self-reliance and empower the people they are dealing with. The course is for health professionals who wish to further their interpersonal skills in a way that highlights the value of and respect to others.
- You will need regular access to a computer with an internet connection.
- A minimum of 20 hours to complete course reading and assessment tasks.