Competency information


Identify the individual’s psychosocial concerns in five observed genetic counselling sessions.


  • Theories of psychosocial adjustment.
  • Responses to loss (bereavement, loss of imagined future).
  • Responses to uncertainty.
  • Family life cycle.
  • Impact of illness/disability on the family at different stages of the family life
  • Impact on the family when one or more family members have complex needs.

Relevant learning outcomes

# Outcome
# 2 Outcome Observe and assist during genetic and genomic counselling sessions under direct supervision.