University of Edinburgh
 

Course 14: The Accidental Counsellor: supporting others in additional support needs work

Presented on Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Course evaluation summary

Number of Participants: 20
Number of Respondents: 17

Overall Assessment:

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

Enhancement to your expertise

     

4.65

 

Content and supplementary material

     

4.76

 

Will you do anything differently as a result of today's training?

Make conscious decisions about employing/not employing certain strategies. Consciously using core conditions.
Yes. Will pay attention to the way I listen to children and colleagues.
When meeting with individuals I will use the attending skills more consciously to make individuals feel listened to.
No.
Yes - I now understand some of the theory around people's behaviour and why they behave/respond/react in different ways. I now have some tools (problem solving approach) to help me help others.
Consider how I interact with parents and review procedures.
Use conversation skills more effectively to solve problems.
Reflect and try to practise more some of the approaches and suggestions.
Yes, this has given me a great deal to think about - I will be practising the language and rephrasing of my input with colleagues, parents, partners.
Yes -> a lot! Empathetic listening/SFA (Self-Focused Attention) ...
Be more aware of key ideas from counselling theory in interactions with others, particularly 'self-concept' and the 'core conditions'.
Yes, use strategies and approaches in informal/formal (when appropriate) settings in my peripatetic work.
Share learning with team; use problem solving approach; share learning with parents.
Yes.
Using a person centred approach when meeting parents.
Think differently about the way I communicate with parents and colleagues. Bring a lot of the language/skills into my interactions.

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

Enhancement to your expertise

     

4.94

 

Content and supplementary material

     

4.76

 

What was best about the course/event?

Fascinating topic!
Interesting academic-based facts.
Reinforcement that I am using the key skills daily but given a clearer understanding of their importance and the outcome.
Richard.
Opportunities for discussion - practical/listening mix.
Time to talk about issues
Good choice of content and interesting handouts.
Time out to think, reflect and network.
The presentation of the ideas - very clear; great examples for real life!
Input was really practical. Activities were helpful, not threatening!
Informative, knowledgeable speaker; opportunity to speak with other professionals and to share practice.
Insight about shame theory.
Content delivered and shared meaningfully and enjoyably, engaging participants on course successfully.
Great to have a chance to discuss with other professionals. Also shame and shaming information.
Very descriptive.
Practical tips.
Good mix of practical and theoretical information.

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

Course over 2 days
Larger room.
Nothing.
Earlier start so we reach the important bits sooner.
n/a
No - really excellent course. Thank you.
Always difficult to get role play volunteers! Perhaps a video clip of actors playing roles would be useful and could be observed by course participants? Just a suggestion! May or may not work.
More time to look at other approaches - not a criticism but just looked information.
Possibly 2 x half sessions as afternoon session felt I was not as focussed as I wanted to be

How did you hear about this course?

Co-ordinator/Line Manager: 6
SSC Course info/leaflet/email: 8
SSC eBulletin: 2
SSC Website: 1

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

Solution focussed approaches.
Person Centred Planning.
More counselling courses.