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Counselling skills

One day

Target group:All interested academic and professional staff
Group size:Maximum of 16
Level 1 program:Suitable for staff with limited experience in the area or who wish to refresh their skills.
Date:To be advised
Time:To be advised
Venue:To be advised
Apply by:To be advised
Cost: Monash staff - $170
External - Please contact Staff Development
Catering:Morning and afternoon tea provided
To apply:Register your interest


A knowledge of counselling skills and how to apply them can be very valuable both in the workplace and in personal life in general. This workshop is designed for staff who have not trained professionally as counsellors but who wish to enhance their skill in this area. The course will explore basic counselling skills and participants will have the opportunity to practice skills necessary for more effective counselling.

Intended Outcomes

  • Identification and exploration of core counselling/communication skills and principles 
  • Identification of existing skills and strengths that participants have and to develop new skills
  • Enhanced awareness of strategies and skills in dealing with a wide variety of people and situations in the workplace

Course Content

  • Principles of effective counselling
  • Key communication skills in counselling
  • Identification of personal style and strengths in interpersonal communication
  • Responding differently according to the person and the situation


A comprehensive set of workshop notes will be distributed showing all content areas as well as activities and exercises.