You are working for a community counseling agency, and you are tasked with training new counseling interns on effective counseling skills.
Create a 1- to 2-page informational training paper on the role of effective counseling skills on the counseling relationship. Describe how each of the following affects the counseling relationship:
- Characteristics of an effective helper
- Attending and observation skills
- Initiation of client-counselor rapport and trust
- Maintaining boundaries and self-awareness
- Transference and countertransference
- Factors associated with age, culture, and diversity