Unit 22: Developing Counselling Skills for health and social care

Unit 22:
Developing
Counselling Skills for health and social care
Unit code:
K/601/1653
QCF level:
4
Credit value:
15
• Aim
The aim of this unit is to enable learners to
investigate the role of counselling in health and social care, and to use and
evaluate their own counselling skills.
• Unit abstract
The focus of this unit is on the identification,
practice and development of counselling skills. On completion of the unit,
learners will have had the opportunity to develop inter-related skills required to initiate, maintain and
conclude a counselling interaction. Learners will also explore appropriate
theoretical perspectives that underpin counselling and how the core models of
counselling may be applied in health and social care situations.
Learners will acquire an understanding of
ethical considerations in counselling and the ethical codes that govern
counselling practice. Learning should take place through the use of role play,
with peer and tutor observation and feedback supporting learners to develop the self-awarenessand skills needed for counselling
interactions. This unit will enable learners to develop appropriate counselling
skills to support their work role in health and social care.
• Learning outcomes
On successful completion of this unit a learner
will:
1 Understand how
theoretical perspectives apply to counselling work in health and social care
2 Understand how boundaries and ethical codes
are applied in counselling work in health and social care
3 Understand the role of
counselling interactions in health and social care services
4 Be
able to demonstrate appropriate skills in a simulated counselling interaction.
Unit content

Understanding specific need in health and social care

Unit 6 Research project
1 Understand
how theoretical perspectives apply to counselling work in health and social
care
Theoretical perspectives: psychodynamic, humanistic, cognitive-behavioural
Contribution of major theorists: theories of Freud, Klein; theories of Rogers,
Perls, personality theory; theories of Ellis, Beck, 4-stage problem-solving
2 Understand
how boundaries and ethical codes are applied in counselling work in health and
social careUNIT 33: THE SPORT AND LEISURE SECTOR
Counselling relationship: boundaries eg political, social,
organisational; context of work; policies and procedures; professional
counselling contract
Ethical guidelines: British Association for Counselling and
Psychotherapy (BACP) Code of Ethics; other emerging guidelines as appropriate;
other professional codes eg Nursing and Midwifery Council
Legal factors: legislation relating to data protection, anti-discriminatory practice, protection of vulnerable people;
professional liability, indemnity
Role of supervision: nature of counselling supervision, different models of
supervision, importance for ethical practice
3 Understand the role of
counselling interactions in health and social care services
Individuals: users of health and social care services; health and social care
workers
Scope: access eg availability, internal or external to service
organisation, referral, funding
Potential benefits: to individuals, groups, communities; those who work in the
organisation; benefits eg behaviour change, enhanced health and wellbeing,
alleviation of symptoms
Factors influencing the use of counselling
interactions: influencing factors eg access, confidential environment,
resource availability, organisational culture, professional boundaries
4 Be able to
demonstrate appropriate skills in a simulated counselling interaction
Initiate and establish: satisfactory demonstration of skills relating
to: setting boundaries, confidentiality, opportunity to disclose, clarification
of counsellor role, recognising feelings, reviewing techniques, managing self
in interaction, use of Stage 1 skills
Maintain and develop: satisfactory demonstration of skills relating
to: managing silence, timing of responses, managing personal feelings and
agendas, use of challenging skills, use of ‘here and now’, facilitating of
client self-understanding, setting goals with client, use of an integrated
and structured approach, use of Stage 1 and 2 skills
Conclude: demonstrate Stage 1, 2 and 3 skills;
satisfactory demonstration of skills relating to: exploration of strategies for
client to achieve goals, enabling client choice, information offered acceptable
and free from bias, managing ending
Evaluate development of
own skills: outcomes for client of
the interaction; skills used and their effectiveness; management of self eg own
feelings, strengths and weaknesses, learning from personal journal, responses
to feedback from others, application to workplace role, personal insights, self-awareness gained
Learning outcomes and assessment criteria
Learning outcomes
Assessment criteria for pass
On successful completion of
The learner can:
this unit a learner will:
LO1 Understand how theoretical
1.1
compare the contribution of major
theorists to the
perspectives apply to
different perspectives used in counselling
counselling work in health
1.2
evaluate the use of different
theoretical perspectives in
and social care
counselling interactions in health
and social care
LO2 Understand how boundaries
2.1
explain how current ethical
guidelines for counsellors
and ethical codes are applied
and supervisor practitioners
influence counselling
to counselling work in health
interactions in health and social
care

Unit 4 – Personal  and professional development in health and social care

Business strategy assignment help

and social care
2.2
analyse the legal factors that
should be considered in
counselling interactions in health
and social care
2.3
evaluate the role of supervision
in counselling
LO3 Understand the role of
3.1
explain the scope of counselling
support available for
counselling interactions in
individuals using health and
social care services
health and social care
3.2
analyse the factors that influence
the use of counselling
services
interactions in health and social
care services
3.3
explain potential benefits of
counselling interactions for
individuals within health and
social care services
LO4 Be able to demonstrate
4.1
initiate and establish a
counselling relationship using
appropriate skills in a
counselling skills
simulated counselling
4.2
maintain and develop the
relationship using counselling
interaction.
skills

Understanding specific need in health and social care
4.3
conclude the interaction using
counselling skills
4.4
evaluate development of own
counselling skills.
Guidance
Links
This unit has links with, for example:
•Unit 1: Communicating in Health and Social Care Organisations
•Unit 8: The Sociological Context of Health and Social Care
•Unit 10: Safeguarding in Health and Social Care
•Unit 11: The Role of Public Health in Health and Social Care
•Unit 16: Understanding Specific Needs in Health and Social Care
•Unit 18: Complementary Therapies.
This unit also has links with the National Occupational
Standards in Health and Social Care. See Annexe B for mapping.
This unit also has links with the National
Occupational Standards in Leadership and Management for Care Services. See Annexe C for mapping.
Essential requirements
Learners need opportunities to develop their
counselling skills through role plays throughout the delivery of the unit.
An introduction to the work of different
theorists and how it relates to counselling interactions will be required with
opportunities for learners to discuss the use of counselling skills within
health and social care work.
Learners must be prepared to develop self-awareness through the feedback on the practical role play
in class from tutors and peers. Learners are not expected to engage in
counselling interactions with clients to achieve this unit.
It is essential that role play is conducted with
appropriate respect for confidentiality. Access to counselling services will be
necessary to support individual learners if required.
Employer engagement and vocational contexts
An experienced counselling practitioner with
teaching experience is recommended for the delivery and assessment of this
unit. A guest speaker from a counselling service would also be a useful

 

Get Assignment help for this assignment at hndassignmenthelp@gmail.com

Fields marked with an * are required

About the author

HND Assignment Help is the #1 Assignment help company offering hnd business management assignments at most affordable prices and 100% plagiarism free content. Contact for hnd business assignments at hndassignmenthelp@gmail.com. We are pioneer in btec hnd assignments since more than 7 years and have provided btec hnd assignment help for students around the world. Login http://www.hndassignmenthelp.co.uk for more details.