Personal Qualities of an Effective Counselor


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Which of the following is NOT a good motivation for becoming a counselor?

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1. Which of the following could be considered a personal characteristic of most skilled counselors?

2. The basic foundational tools involved in developing effective counseling relationships and a positive environment for change are:

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the different characteristics an effective counselor should have. Quiz questions are multiple choice and may be taken interactively online or printed out in the form of a worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to test your knowledge of:

  • Characteristic that is not a good motivation for becoming a counselor
  • Personal characteristics of skilled counselors
  • Basic foundational tools used in developing effective relationships and positive environment for change
  • Counseling microskills
  • Intellectual competence in a counselor

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related effective counselor lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding counseling microskills and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the personal characteristics of a skilled counselor

Additional Learning

To learn more about counseling, review the lesson titled Personal Qualities of an Effective Counselor. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the types of people who should become a counselor and the questions they should ask themselves before considering this career path
  • Review the personal qualities an effective counselor should have
  • Recall the importance of microskills in developing effective counseling relationships