University of Edinburgh

An Introduction to Counselling

Presented on Wednesday 17 December 2008


A high degree of specialist technical knowledge is essential nowadays when supporting children with hearing losses. However professionals also need emotional intelligence to support the families as they come to terms with the identification of deafness in their child. And this often means that we are called upon to use counselling skills on an almost daily basis. This one day course does not claim to train you to be a counsellor, instead we aim to explore the skills and strengths needed for non-professional counselling. Using resources developed with The Ear Foundation by some of the worlds leading experts in this field, this day will help you reflect upon and finely tune your current practice.

This course has been developed by the Ear Foundation.

Target Audience: all professionals working with deaf children and their families

Presenters: Representatives from the Ear Foundation