Client assessment and initial consultation training
Whether you are an experienced counsellor, just starting out in private practice, or in the latter stages of your training, this course provides an understanding of the assessment process.
The client's decision to seek therapy can be a momentous one, which makes that initial meeting so important. Assessment can be continuous and at times complex, requiring critical awareness and sensitivity, sound assessment skills are therefore crucial to effective clinical practice.
This two-day course has been designed to give sufficient time and focus on developing an understanding of the assessment process and its execution. Practitioners will examine the theory and practice of this process, developing skills in initial consultation techniques and report writing.
Day one: You will gain an understanding of what assessment is and indeed what it is not. You will explore a range of assessment skills including what to look out for, and how to structure the initial consultation.
Day two: Includes live supervision of clinical assessments presented by a number of you. You as a whole will be able to engage fully in discussion and learning throughout the supervision process.
About the course leader
Joan Bristow MA MBACP(senior accredited), UKCP, BPC.
Joan draws on 20 years of professional experience in a wide range of settings. She is an accomplished therapist and supervisor of both groups and individuals. Joan has a keen interest in training, leading workshops and teaching on Certificate and Diploma Courses.
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BCS is a busy, vibrant counselling and training organisation at the heart of the community. We have over 20 years’ experience in providing highly respected, comprehensive counselling training in the psychodynamic discipline. Our courses are widely recognised and held in high regard within the counselling profession.