Enhancing Core Communication Skills


Good empathic listening is fundamental in the helping relationship. Called accurate empathy by Carl Rogers (1965), it is the cornerstone for person-centred practice. It is fundamental to good communication. In this course, we practise refining empathic listening skills and address other core communication skills that are important in the helping relationship.


To practise core communication skills with a focus on expressing accurate empathy through reflective listening skills.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of course you will have:

  • Observed & debriefed a demonstration of the interpersonal style and core communication skills used in a helping relationship.
  • Practised the interpersonal style and primary core communication skills.

18 places are available, to register a place please visit SDF website: Online Enhancing Core Communication Skills-Training – Scottish Drugs Forum (sdftraining.org.uk)

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