Fall 2023 SOWK 486w - Week 05 - Communication Skills

A presentation at Heritage University at CBC Week 05 in in Pasco, WA 99301, USA by Jacob Campbell

The focus of week five for SOWK 486 is on communication skills. There are many that Hepworth et al. (2022) term as verbal following skills. Rogers (1957), who developed the concept of person-centered counseling, described what he called the facilitative condition. This includes empathy, unconditional positive regard, and congruence. He proposed that when clinicians can maintain these aspects, they can support and help promote positive changes in their clients. The plan for today is to talk about the core skills that help clinicians help their clients. The plan is as follows:

  • The facilitative conditions
  • Empathy
  • Authenticity