Several F&L Core Teams from Bontoc District attended a training on basic counseling skills in Bauko May 26-28. Dr. Perlita Polestico from the Family Pastoral Counseling Association Phipippines (FPCAP) enriched and challenged our family companions.
“No: counseling is not advice giving!””Do not mirror your own proplems in your counselee!” “This is a face-to-face session!”
Our F&L Core teams mastered their first counseling session: one counselor, one counselee and one observer. And a lot to digest and learn.
Dr. Pearl offered to follow up the basic counseling skills for people helpers. So we are looking forward to another training on vicariate level later this year (date and venue will be announced).