Competency information


Reflect on a range of communication and counselling skills used in independent counselling sessions with a counselling supervisor through audio and/or video recording


  • Patient’s consent
  • Active listening skills
  • Ability to establish a good rapport with the individual/family
  • Clarification skills
  • Reflection and summary skills
  • Appropriate use of empathic statements
  • Models of grief and loss.
  • Support mechanisms
  • Family communication
  • Recognition of different response such as guilt and shame
  • AGNC code of ethics
  • GCRB code of conduct
  • Good scientific practice
  • HCPC standards of proficiency

Relevant learning outcomes

# Outcome
# 2 Outcome

Employ counselling skills to facilitate complex decision making during genetic and genomic counselling consultations.

# 3 Outcome

Apply communication skills to provide complex genomic test results in an empathic manner.

# 4 Outcome

Use counselling supervision and multidisciplinary meetings to work through ethical and cultural issues in genomic counselling practice.