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This text is a practical guide for speech-language pathologists and audiologists to engage with their clients in counseling. To do this, the authors provide clinicians with a systematic approach for SLPs to conceptualize counseling and their role as a counselor. They also propose a range of specific activities, a toolbox, that clinicians can use to facilitate counseling with clients who are working through any speech, language, or hearing problem. Comprehensive in its approach, issues involving the families of clients, current approaches to counseling, and ways to integrate counseling into clinical practice are also covered.
The clinician is guided through the framework by examples, case studies, and clinical vignettes. It is the only text to focus on a constructivist framework around which clinicians can build their counseling. This framework encourages clinicians to integrate the concept of counseling into their existing clinical practices, rather than viewing counseling as a cumbersome process that needs to be followed. This book provides more practical, skill-based guidance than is typically included in texts on counseling. It also includes a DVD featuring demonstrations of counseling, aspects of the framework, and uses of the tools mentioned.
AudiencePrimary Subject: Speech and Language Pathology / Clinical Practicum & Professional Issues
Secondary Subject: Audiology / Professional Issues
Audience Level: Textbook - Desk Copy
Part I: Getting Oriented
1. How to Use This Book
2. Counseling in Communication Disorders
3. The Leadership of Therapy: How to Integrate Counseling into Your Clinical Practice
Part II: Theoretical Foundations
4. Overview of Approaches to Counseling
6. Narrative Therapy
7. A Constructivist Framework for Understanding and Working with Individuals with Communication Disorders
Part III: Applications
8. Encouraging Thick Descriptions
9. Recognizing and Acting on i-Moments
10. Facilitating Reconstruction
11. Two Case Examples
Part IV: The Clinician’s Toolbox
12. How to Use the Toolbox
13. Biography of the Problem
14. Autobiography of the Problem
15. The Story Mountain
17. Metaphoric Image
18. Creative Writing
19. Dear John Letter
20. Downward Arrow
21. Self Characterization
22. Experimenting with Experience
23. Chair Work
24. Embodiment Play
25. Progressive Play
26. Therapeutic Documents
27. Interviewing the Problem
28. Past-Future Self Letter
30. Dependable Strengths
31. Life Influences
32. Problem Playlists
33. Meaning Reconstruction Interview
Part V: To Infinity—and Beyond
34. Applications Beyond SLP and Audiology
35. What Gets in the Way
36. Taking Care of Yourself
About The Authors
Anthony DiLollo, PhD, CCC-SLP, has a Bachelor's degree in psychology and worked as a school psychologist in Australia. He has worked in the field as a speech-language pathologist and as a clinical supervisor in a university clinic for over a decade.
Robert A. Neimeyer, PhD, is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Memphis where he also maintains an active clinical practice. Neimeyer has published 25 books, including Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society: Bridging Research and Practice and Constructivist Psychotherapy, and serves as Editor of the Journal of Constructivist Psychology.
312 pages, Illustrated (B/W), Softcover, 6 x 9"