Advanced working with adults who stammer

Course Dates: 28/01/19 - 29/01/19
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutor: Rachel Everard, Cathinka Guldberg, Corinne Moffatt-Santos

This 2-day interactive course is for speech and language therapists who wish to advance their stammering therapy skills with adults who stammer. We will cover a wide range of topics including: modification, review of evidence base, working one-to-one, cluttering therapy, social model of stammering and much more. Client perspectives of therapy are shared and there will be ample opportunity for case discussion.


What is the course about?

This course is for speech and language therapists who want to develop their skills in working with adults who stammer.

What will we cover?

Working on avoidance reduction.
Stammering modification- ways of working on easier stammering patterns.
Clients and therapists’ perspectives of psychological approaches, such as Mindfulness, ACT and CBT.
Cluttering therapy- strategies and case discussion.
An overview of the current evidence base on stammering therapy for adults.
The social model of stammering- what does it mean for SLTs?
Working one-to-one- emphasis on ‘starting therapy’.
Working one-to-one, case presentations of the ‘therapy journey’, including clients’ perspectives.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Have an overview of the current evidence base for adult stammering therapy
Further develop skills in managing cluttering
Confidently teach modification techniques and apply problem solving skills to individual clients
Confidently work on avoidance reduction and apply problem solving skills to individual clients.
Describe the Social Model of Stammering and discuss its implications for SLT
Outline examples of clients’ experiences of employing psychological approaches in managing their stammering
Identify ways in which the therapy journey can be individualised.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is for speech and language therapists who have completed City Lit’s Working with adults who stammer course or who have equivalent levels of experience and training.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The course is a combination of tutorial input, small and large group discussion and experiential learning. Videos and handouts are used.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?


When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Mindfulness for speech and language Therapists, motivational interviewing for SLTs, effective counselling skills for SLTs.

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Course Code: XS513

Mon+Tue, day, 28 Jan - 29 Jan '19

Duration: 2 sessions

Full fee: £199.00
Senior fee: £199.00
Concession: £199.00

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