CO213Developing Micro-skills in Counselling

CO213 : Developing Micro-skills in Counselling (3 Credit)
Academic Year : 2020-2021
About this course

Ineffective counsellors are often described as poor listeners, unfocused, “lost” and “quick to prescribe solutions.” As a means of training effective counsellors, students are taught one micro-skill at a time to ensure mastery of essential counselling competencies. Microcounselling skills involve intentional interaction with a client or counselee, building upon appropriate attending behaviour and essential interviewing skills for information gathering, problem solving and advice giving. In helping counsellees to solve problems, find answers or discover reasons for patterns of behaviour, students will learn advanced skills such as confrontation, focusing, interpersonal influence, giving feedback and exploring alternatives and consequences. In order to help counsellees focus on defining the problem and goals, resolving discrepancies between the problem and solutions, students will learn to apply microcounselling skills through two problem solving models: the 5-Stage Structure Interview and Larry Crabb’s Counselling Model. This course is designed not only for students pursuing helping-oriented vocations, but also for those in pastoral or ministry leadership.  Counselling laboratory is a major portion of this module.

Lecturer : Song Cheng Hock
Rev Song Cheng Hock has degrees in theology from Singapore Bible College (B.Th.,Hons) and Australian College of Theology (M.A.). He has specialized training in pastoral care and counselling from the University of South Australia (M. Soc. Sc. in Counselling).
Venue: Biblical Graduate School of Theology , AMA Building (previously Golden Wheel Industrial Building) 50 Kallang Pudding Road #07-01 Singapore 349326
Course Timing:

Dates (2021)
Feb 20, 27  
Mar 6, 13, 20, 27
Apr 10, 17, 24
May 8

(9:30am - 12:30pm)
Course Type: Regular Live (3 Cr)
Semester: Semester 2
Credits: 3 Credit
Max class size: 50

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