This course is designed to give participants an understanding of counselling and the underpinning skills and the knowledge to apply the skills in day-to-day employment practice. Employment Counselling skills are essential knowledge and tools to support clients with mental illness or other barriers to employment.
The course provides guidance and importantly addresses the elephant in the room -the absence of counselling methodology for non-mental health staff, vocational and employment professionals. The course will provide valuable skills covering areas such as motivational interviewing and mindfulness.
Based on our work with this client cohort in the field and the evidence for practice with clients, the course covers:
• Practice Boundaries
• Basic Counselling Skills
• Advanced Counselling skills such as motivational Interviewing
• Understanding the Principles of Recovery Coaching
These skills and knowledge will be invaluable for employment staff supporting clients with mental illness or anxiety about work. It will also facilitate a closer working alliance with mental health specialists.
For employment staff working in regional or remote locations without access to mental health facilities or programs, this course will provide valuable skills and insight to assist you in working effectively with clients who present with mental health issues.
The short course is self-paced and supported by self-assessment and video resources.