ASSESSMENT COMPONENT OF EMPLOYMENT COUNSELLING (ACEC)
Module I is a strength based and collaborative initial interview with systematic approach. Enhances client's and
counsellor’s ability to focus. Resulting in a clear and concise client-centered action plan.
Dr. Patsula originally developed this course to meet the needs of service organizations, particularly the Federal Government, in their career counselling role.
The assessment interview is a specific process for goal setting, based on collaboration and clarification. During the process, the counsellor meets with an individual to formulate a counselling goal. Counsellors must collaboratively evaluate the strengths (resources) and challenges (limitations) in order to develop realistic counselling goals. This approach is person-centered and empowers them to take responsibility for the decision-making process while offering them active and respectful listening and professional expertise.
You will learn:
To help individuals play an ongoing and active role in assessing their difficulties and in finding solutions to resolve them
To respond effectively to reluctant and resistant client behaviour
To conduct an effective assessment interview by establishing a working alliance with the individual, with a good idea of where they are now and where they would like to be
To develop with the individual a specific plan of action, which is easy to measure, realistic, attainable, along with clear deadlines. Everyone benefits: the individual, the counsellor and the organization
You should attend if:
You need to prepare yourself to enter the career and employment field
You are seeking to develop and improve your existing career counselling knowledge and skills
If you are looking for a systematic approach that will give you an effective mental road map to use when assisting an individual on their journey toward career fulfillment