ATP 6-22.1 The Counseling Process


A link to ATP 6-22.1 can be found here.

1) What is counseling?

A: Counseling is the process used by leaders to review with a subordinate the subordinate’s demonstrated performance and potential

2) What are the three categories of developmental counseling?

A: Performance, Event-oriented, Professional growth

*HINT* Remember the acronym PEP

3) Which form is developmental counseling conducted on?

A: DA Form 4856

4) What Army Regulation covers counseling for NCOs?

A: AR 623-3

5) What does documenting short and long term goals create?

A: An Individual Development Plan (IDP)

6) What are the five characteristics of an effective counselor?

A: Purpose, Flexibility, Respect, Communication, Support

7) What are the five qualities of an effective counselor?

A: Respect for subordinates, Self-Awareness, Cultural Awareness, Empathy, Credibility

8) What are the three basic counseling skills?

A: active listening, responding, appropriate questioning

9) What are the four stages of the counseling process?

A: 1. Identify the need for counseling 2. Prepare the counseling session 3. Conduct the counseling 4. Follow-up

10) Who should always be counseled?

A: Soldiers who are not meeting the standard

11) What are the four basic components of a counseling session?

A: 1. Open the session 2. Discuss the issues 3. Develop a plan of action 4. Record and close the session

12) What are the three approaches to counseling?

A: Directive, non-directive, combination

13) What Army publication covers counseling?

A: ATP 6-22.1

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