Counseling in Communication Disorders

Counseling in Communication Disorders : A Wellness Perspective

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This book is written to teach students and practicing speechlanguage pathologists and audiologists how to counsel clients and their families effectively. The counseling skills introduced in this book are based on the model of Positive Psychology, a rapidly growing branch of Psychology that focuses on mental health and well-being, and how to achieve and maintain it. By incorporating the key elements of Positive Psychology into clinical practice, speech pathologists and audiologists can more effectively help patients live productively and successfully with their communication problems. Clinicians should be prepared to counsel clients with communication impairments, and provides clinical guidance on a life span basis. She offers examples, exercises and specific techniques for working with individuals and families who have communication disorders acquired in adulthood, for working with parents of children with catastrophic conditions that are present at birth, and for working both with children and families of those whose communication disorders were incurred in childhood or adolescence. She also features one-on-one activities and model workshop examples for use with groups.

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  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 147.3 x 226.1 x 17.8mm | 408.23g
  • Plural Publishing Inc
  • San DiegoUnited States
  • English
  • Version.
  • b/w illustrations
  • 1597560499
  • 9781597560498
  • 383,281

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Anthony DeFeo, PhD, Director, University of Arizona Speech Language and Hearing Clinic: "This text on communication counseling is brilliantly conceived, organized, and written. I can't remember the last time I interacted with a text in our field wherein I was looking to the 'boxes' for the content. They made me realize how much I was glued to the text and the flow. It is obvious that, in terms of positive psychology, Holland has been walking the walk, becoming an expert by immersing herself as a student. What is impressive in this new book is that she's been able to cull the critical information that will allow clinicians to embrace this perspective on counseling without feeling as if they must retreat to high altitudes and study under a guru in order to adopt these principles. And the exercises are wonderful" Lyn Turkstra, PhD,, Department of Communicative Disorders and Neuroscience Training Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison: "By making positive psychology the "theoretical heart" of this book, Holland shows clinicians (whether in training or already experienced) how to help clients and families see their glass not only half-full rather than half-empty, but also to help them fill it even further by identifying and mobilizing their strengths." -From the Foreward by Nickola Wolf Nelson, PhD, CCC-SLP, Charles Van Riper Professor, Department of Speech Pathology & Audiology Director, Western Michigan University "Written by an expert on the life consequences of aphasia, this counseling text should be a staple in communication disorders courses. The author combines disorder-specific guidance with general principles of counseling, creating a text with broad application to individuals with communication disorders and the important people in their everyday lives, and the approachable writing style will appeal to audiences from undergraduate students to seasoned practitioners." Leonard L. LaPointe, PhD., Francis Eppes Professor of Communication Disorders, Florida State University, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology: "Audrey Holland's book on counseling is a most welcomed bit of navigation on this largely unblazed path - This book is a perfect example of the infusion and marinade of humanism into our craft." Sherine Ramzy, American Psychological Association, (2008): "What makes this book an informative and interesting read for even a layperson is Holland's goal to enhance the potential of positive psychology to change people's attitudes about how to deal with disorders by using her whole life experience in a simple manner that allows readers to use it as a reference."

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About Audrey Holland

Audrey Holland, Counseling in Communication Disorders: A Wellness Perspective Audrey L. Holland, Ph.D. is Regents' Professor Emerita of Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of Arizona.

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