Training for speech and language therapists

We are a team of highly specialist speech and language therapists with significant experience of delivering training courses to speech and language therapists and other health professionals, working with a wide range of clients, both paediatric and adult. These courses are run regularly at City Lit in central London and we also run them regularly to groups of health professionals in their local area, in the UK and abroad. 

 

For further information about any of the courses listed below, please follow this link: https://www.citylit.ac.uk/courses/specialist-learning/speech-therapy/training-courses-in-speech-and-language-therapy.

 

For queries relating to our professional training courses, please contact us on 020 7492 2578 or at speechtherapy@citylit.ac.uk.

 

Working with adults who stammer

This interactive workshop covers assessment and selection, different stages of stammering management, interiorised stammering, art therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy. Opportunity to practise teaching techniques to clients included.

"This has honestly been one of the best courses I have attended. It has met my expectations and beyond."

 "It has helped me to pull together all my existing fragments of knowledge and build on it."

 

Advanced working with adults who stammer

This interactive  course is for speech and language therapists who wish to advance their stammering therapy skills with adults who stammer, and will cover topics such as stammering modification work, cluttering, acquired stammering as well as case discussion.

"I enjoyed the discussions on cluttering and neurogenic stammering."

"All the tutors were excellent - encouraging, friendly, engaging and super-helpful."

 

Effective counselling skills for speech and language therapists 

Designed for SLTs working with any client group, this interactive workshop will help you develop practical counselling skills. Topics include developing the therapeutic relationship, boundaries, ways of responding, paraphrasing, reflecting, questioning, immediacy, self disclosure and loss.

"Wonderful group. I feel safe to express my ideas. Tutors were excellent in providing feedback on my strengths and areas of improvement."

 "Lots of interactive opportunities to practise counselling skills."

 

Introduction to mindfulness for speech and language therapists

Learn the elements of mindfulness-based stress management and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy. Experience a range of mindfulness practices. Background theory is included and relevance for clients and therapist well-being benefits will be explored.

“Very supportive trainers, lovely open group, good size.”

“Every aspect was useful, from theory to practical activities. Learning to accept things I cannot change and developing the awareness that it's OK to stop.”

“Liked the practical / experiential components, and discussion of how to practically take mindfulness forward.”

 

Stammering pride and prejudice: workshop for speech and language therapists

To what extent does SLT unwittingly perpetuate public- and self-stigma for people who stammer?  This thought-provoking workshop will explore this question drawing on disability theory, stammering activism and the experiences of people currently developing novel ways of taking pride in and celebrating the uniqueness of the stammered voice.  You’ll come away with ideas on how you can adapt your own practice in light of this radical way of viewing stammering and stammering therapy.

"Enjoyed the opportunity to discuss, reflect, challenge myself and my views and preconceptions."

"Liked the empathy within the group for the challenges we face in changing our practice. Feeling reassured about the way I've adapted my practice recently."

 

SLT-facilitated aphasia groups

This interactive and experiential workshop will explore creative and effective ways to run conversation groups with people with aphasia. There will be contributions from service users and a chance to observe examples of activities and resources used at City Lit.

"I liked having people with aphasia joining us. Gained some new ideas for resources, especially computer based."

"A brilliant course. A great overview that has given me the confidence to make some changes. Very knowledgeable tutors."

 

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for speech and language therapists

The two major goals of ACT are acceptance of experience that is out of personal control and taking committed action towards living a valued life. On this workshop you'll learn how this is achieved and ACT's relevance to speech and language therapy.

 

Courses for newly qualified speech and language therapists

 

Counselling skills for recently-qualified speech and language therapists

Develop and practise a range of essential core counselling skills to help you work with emotional issues you will encounter as an SLT. You will receive feedback and learn through experience and reflective practice.

"The course will prove very useful in my career as an SLT."

"Loved the group and pair work practising skills we had discussed."

 

Prioritisation and assertiveness  for recently-qualified speech and language therapists

Develop your personal and professional effectiveness by learning and practising key prioritisation and assertiveness skills. This course will help you to improve your time management and to communicate more confidently in a variety of workplace situations.

"Highly relevant to my working experience."

"There were plenty of opportunities to practise the theoretical skills taught in the session."

 

Tailor-made courses
We can deliver tailor-made courses in your area on a variety of topics including adult stammering therapy, counselling skills, mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy, group work, prioritisation and assertiveness, process of change and setting up supervision networks.  In relation to personal well being and development we can also offer short training sessions on mindfulness-based stress management.

Please contact us on 020 7492 2578 / 020 7492 2579 or e-mail us at speechtherapy@citylit.ac.uk to find out more.

 

Supervision

We offer individual or group supervision for therapists working with people who stammer as well as those who work with other client groups. To find out more, please contact Carolyn Cheasman on 020 7492 2578 or at carolyn.cheasman@citylit.ac.uk.

 

Speech and language therapy as a career

In addition we offer a highly popular course 'Speech and language therapy as a career'. The course lasts two days and takes place four times during the year. It includes topics such as:


• Training entry requirements  
• Where and how to apply  
• Course content  
• The role of the speech and language therapists  
• Career structure  
• Meeting people with communication difficulties  
• Practising interview skills 

"I loved the course. Interview role play and group discussions very very helpful. I took so much out of each session."

"I felt that meeting the clients was so amazing and gave huge insight into the diverse field of speech and language."

 

For more information, please contact Speech Therapy on 020 7492 2578 or at speechtherapy@citylit.ac.uk.