Division of Human Resource holds Workshop for Academic Counsellors

The Division of Human Resource in collaboration with the Guidance and Counseling Unit of the University of Education, Winneba has held a workshop on Counselling for Academic Counsellors of the School of Creative Arts on October 11, 2016 at the Amu Theatre, Central Campus.

Presenting from the Guidance and Counselling Unit, Mrs. Patricia Amos, took the participants through what counselling is and the dimensions of counselling to employ when their services are required by Clients.

She outlined the major objective of the workshop, which was to equip all academic counsellors of UEW to enhance their counselling skills and also to help the teachers and counselors to communicate well with students and help them to solve their issues.

She indicated that students or clients often require help from the psychological, social and academic dimensions, and therefore counselors should endeavour to help their students or clients from these dimensions. She humbly employed them that should they in any case encounter an issue far above their capabilities, they should not hesitate to refer such client to the Guidance and Counseling Unit.

In helping their students or clients, she said counsellors must do well to use more open ended questions to help their client to open up by way of expressing themselves. She urged the counsellors to keep contact with clients confidential as much as possible and be good listeners in order to help make their students not only educated scholars but also educated individuals.

A lecturer from the Guidance and Counselling Unit, Mrs. Christina Ammah said the counselors must endeavour to accommodate and respect human dignity no matter the appearance and attitude of the student or client.

Adding her voice to the training seminar, the Faculty Officer, Ms. Felicia Tekrama said the counsellors should come together by way of coordinating their activities in providing assistance to each other to make their work easy and uplift the name of the University.


Source: Media Relations Office