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Intentional Interviewing and Counselling course

Intentional Interviewing and Counselling course

About the Course

This course provides an introduction and competence training in the nature and processes of counselling. Counselling skills including the microskills on which counselling activity is based such as attending behavior, client observation skills, basic listening, open/closed questions, reflection of feelings, and focusing and influencing skills will be introduced. Students will be taught to understand the 5 stages of the interview structure, and awareness of the counselling interactions, developing a counselling relationship and conducting a counselling session.

Course Contents


  • The Microskills Hierarchy

  • Definition of Intentionality


  • 3 V's +B

  • The Value of Non-attention

  • The Usefulness of Silence


  • Open and Closed Questions

  • Major Issues around Questions

Observation Skills:

  • Nonverbal Behaviour

  • Verbal Behaviour

Encouraging, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing

Reflection of Feelings

Influencing Skills


  • Focusing on the Interview: Exploring the Story from Multiple Perspectives

Course Objectives

Develop competence in the counselling interview.

Who Should Attend

New social workers, social work associates, school counsellors, caseworkers involved in case work management & therapy.


Participants who meet 75% class attendance will be awarded a Certificate of Accomplishment by the Academy of Human Development.

Course Description

Your Trainer

Mr Chan Earng Han

Mr Chan Earng Han

Chan Earng Han holds a Master of Social Science (Counselling) from Edith Cowan University (Australia) and a Master in Counselling from Sioux Falls Seminary (United States of America).

He is a well sought-after Trainer cum Counsellor. His passion in working with youth led him to attain his Graduate Diploma in Youth Work from Edith Cowan University (Australia).

He currently specialises in counselling young people and families who have committed petty crimes, struggled with sexuality and mental health issues including having suicidal thoughts & intent.

Earng Han is also trained in Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and he utilises Systemic lens in conceptualising problems faced by individuals and families.


Anonymous, 12 Sep 2023

Super engaging, wish there was more time to learn from him!

Anonymous, 12 Sep 2023

Really engaging and fun! Appreciate that the trainings were not stressful (trainer respects trainees' readiness to participate).

Anonymous, 7 Mar 2022

En Han has a peculiar way of engaging his participants and is extremely humorous. He brings concepts to life and is able to articulate them well via his recordings. I appreciate his warm and fun-natured personality in facilitation of the course.

Check Course Fees:

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Enquiries about the course?

Contact Us

Ms Ho May Fhong / 6593 5286

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