Seminar in Genetic Counseling

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This yearlong seminar involves an intensive study of the assessment and treatment of individuals and families with genetic problems. Through role-playing, videotape, and live supervision, students become familiar with the skills needed to communicate with patients of all backgrounds. Students also learn to interpret specific genetic applications as outgrowths of personality traits and family structure. They learn how to develop therapeutic interventions designed to enhance the effectiveness of communicating genetic information to at-risk patients, in part through detailed analysis of changes observed during counseling sessions.