Genetic counseling is a field that relies heavily on communication to help patients understand and adapt to genetic information that could impact their lives and families. There are many different communication strategies that genetic counselors implement during their interactions with patients and each genetic counselor has their own unique style of conveying information. The Genetic Counseling Skills Checklist© (GCSC) was created to provide a practical, efficient, and thorough method for documenting genetic counseling communication strategies and the variability that is seen across the field.
This is an independent study course with 8 modules. All the course content is delivered digitally using a Canvas site. There are no planned interactions with other students in the course or with instructors. You will need to engage with the material sufficiently to complete a final set of checklists with at least an 80% accuracy. If you have questions about the content or the course, please email email@example.com, including GCPD X300 in the subject line.
- Building Rapport
- Mutual Agenda Setting & Structuring
- Risk Communication,
- Recognizing & Responding to Emotions and Prior Experiences
- Checking for Understanding
- Facilitating Decision Making
- Promoting Patient Activation
- Final Assessment Group 1
- Final Assessment Group 2
By completing this course you will be able to:
- consistently review a counseling session with the Genetic Counseling Skills Checklist© (GCSC).
- code real-time counseling sessions with the Genetic Counseling Skills Checklist© (GCSC) with 80% accuracy.