University of Edinburgh

An Introduction to Counselling

Presented on Wednesday 17 December 2008

Course evaluation summary

Number of Participants: 17
Number of Respondents: 16

Overall Assessment:

How would you rate the following: Excellent = 1; Poor = 5

Enhancement to your expertise


Content and supplementary material


How will you use what you have learned today?

Re-read handouts and view DVD again.
To listen carefully.
Take time out to listen to parents and children.
Daily basis in any interaction.
Reflect on my present practice and make changes in light of what I have learned.
This has helped me to think about my own practice especially on having to be a better listener.
To take time to think about my approach to newly diagnosed families.
I will reflect on my own practice. Feedback to colleagues but most importantly encourage them to do a similar course.
Reflect practice.
Being more reflective in dealing with parents and children.
Listen more - its about them. Stop being the rescuer.
Take knowledge to enhance my skills when working with families.
To reflect, review practices, think more about what I say.
Working with families and young deaf people.

How would you rate the following: Excellent = 1; Poor = 5

Clarity of presentation


Pacing of course/event


What was best about the course/event?

Discussion with a cross-section of professionals. (4)
A real understanding about what to do/not to do. Hearing from parents of HI children as well as professionals.
Discussion, hearing from parents of HI children.
All of it.
Viewing the videos and follow-up discussions.
David Luterman DVD. (2)
Information from Luterman.
Hearing the feedback from other participants, particularly parents. Relating to practical examples.
Made me reflect on my methods.
Being able to reflect.
Listening to Luterman DVD, echoed my sentiments entirely about new born screening.

What, if anything, could have been improved about the course?

More time.
Maybe timing - December a very busy time in schools - earlier in the month?
Break in the morning.
More moving around, very difficult to sit still on hard chairs.

Any other comments regarding the course?

Sue - extremely good presenter.
An excellent course - thanks.
More please!
I found it very emotional being the parent of a deaf 9 year old.

Location and Venue

Convenient location for this course: No Response 5; Yes 11; No

Excellent = 1; Poor = 5

Convenience of venue


Quality of venue


Likely to attend if venue was used again: No Response 3; Likely 13; Less Likely

How did you hear about this course?

No response. (3)
Information from school. (1)
SSC fliers/mailing. (12)

What other CPD training would you like the SSC to provide?

Enhanced counselling.
Possibly further training in counselling and especially in working with early years (0-3 yrs).
The next counselling course for Luterman.

Outcomes Assessment

If you are a teacher, how would you rate this course in relation to the following "Chartered Teacher Standard" components:

Very useful = 1; Not useful = 5

your professional values and personal commitment


your professional knowledge and understanding


your professional and personal attributes