Types of Counseling from FM 6–22

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The fol­low­ing PDF is an excerpt of FM 6–22 which out­lines the var­i­ous types of devel­op­men­tal coun­sel­ing including:

  • event-oriented coun­sel­ing
  • coun­sel­ing for spe­cific instances
  • recep­tion and inte­gra­tion counseling
  • cri­sis counseling
  • refer­ral counseling
  • pro­mo­tion counseling
  • adverse sep­a­ra­tion counseling
  • per­for­mance counseling
  • pro­fes­sional growth counseling

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24 comments


  1. kerry morrow says:

    is ver­bal coun­selling part of the dif­fer­ent types of coun­sel­ing, if i give a sol­dier a ver­bal what is the next in coun­selling writ­ten ver­bal or what

    • Ver­bal coun­sel­ing is usu­ally reserved for minor infrac­tions. It is proper if the event occurs again to put the issue in a for­mal coun­sel­ing state­ment. It would also be proper to men­tion the sit­u­a­tion dur­ing a monthly coun­sel­ing state­ment. For exam­ple: the Sol­dier is late to for­ma­tion on the 1st of the month. You ver­bally coun­sel them and then place a note in their monthly coun­sel­ing state­ment to doc­u­ment the ver­bal coun­sel­ing. Hope this Helps

  2. Anthony Murphy says:

    If i coun­sel a sol­dier and he refuse to sign, Can I order him to do so? If not where is it writ­ten that I can not order the SM to sign

  3. Joseph Thomas Pace says:

    I am inter­ested in cri­sis coun­sel­ing as a career.

  4. Joseph Thomas Pace says:

    Could you please send me avail­able infor­ma­tion regard­ing cri­sis coun­sel­ing as a career?

  5. Yvonne says:

    How long after an inci­dent can you wait before you give a coun­sel­ing state­ment and it is no longer void. Exam­ple if an inci­dent hap­pened 2 weeks ago can you still give a coun­sel­ing state­ment?
    Am i right to say no more than 24 to 48 hours after an inci­dent you must give a coun­sel­ing? Is that correct?

    • Yogesh says:

      You might want to call Tri­care any see if they can refer you.If not you can check the local hos­pi­tal to see if there are suop­prt groups that you can join.You might also want to check with the health depart­ment in the area as well.Check the local paper as well some­times they have infor­ma­tion for groups in the com­mu­nity section.Good luck to you.

  6. Henry says:

    If I get coun­selled and I check the dis­agree box do I still have to fol­low the cor­rec­tive actions or goals

    • As long as the cor­rec­tive actions and/or plan of action is legal then yes you must fol­low it. If you believe the cor­rec­tive actions and/or plan of action is inap­pro­pri­ate you should address it through your chain of command.

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  7. kesha says:

    My ques­tion is regard­ing on NCO’s can they ask for a bank state­ment from a non-military fam­ily mem­ber who paid for all expenses dur­ing a 4 day week­end and now the NCO wants to ver­ify there whereabouts?

  8. Sindy says:

    Can a sgt as an E4 team leader to write coun­sel­ing with his name on it?

  9. Sindy says:

    Can a sgt ask an E4 team leader to write coun­sel­ing for the E4’s team mem­bers with the sgt’s name on them?

    • I do not believe this is an appro­pri­ate course of action. He may be doing this to develop you or expose you to the coun­sel­ing process but if he is doing it just to save him­self some work he might be in for a sur­prise if the coun­sel­ing is neg­a­tive in nature and the Sol­dier was to push the issue. I would have to say he has some room to move here but not much. There is never a good rea­son to put your name on a doc­u­ment writ­ten by some­one else. He even runs the risk to some small degree of fal­si­fy­ing an offi­cial doc­u­ment.
      Just my take on it
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  10. matthew says:

    my team leader spends most his time with the sol­diers, so i have him write the end of month coun­sel­ing. this way the sol­dier gets the best assess­ment for the month. is this right of me to have him write them?

  11. Iesha Bronson says:

    Can a Sol­dier coun­sel a Sol­dier of the same rank?

  12. SGT Adams says:

    So what should be done when a SGT does not show respect to a CPL. Ther­fore the CPL does not show respect in return due to the sit­u­a­tion. The the 1SGT wants a Coun­sel­ing for the CPL. Should the SGT get one as well for being very dis-respectful?

  13. OPERATIONS SGT says:

    What rights/abilities does a sol­dier (SPC) have if they have not been coun­seled at all for four years. The sol­dier is a great sol­dier. Has alot of extra duties (armor for four years/training room ncoic/operations sgt)and has never had any issues. He’s close to RCP, and I cant get the cur­rent chain of com­mand to send him to the board because “wlc is a reguire­ment for our divi­sion”. Any tips…?

    • The only thing I could pos­si­bly sug­gest is to con­sider putting together a fac­tual writ­ten argu­ment that request and excep­tion to pol­icy. From expe­ri­ence a SPC who has not been pro­moted and is close to RCP you will need to have a hard hit­ting set of facts to get the chain of com­mand to move.

      You may also find our sis­ter site of use: Asktop.net

      Hope this Helps.

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