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Course # 5380
Counseling Around the Edges

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CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

Course Abstract

The goal is to discuss the importance of communication counseling in adult neurogenic communication disorders, and to describe ways that it can be relatively seamlessly fitted in to ongoing one-to-one aphasia treatment.
Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

This course was recorded on April 20, 2012


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Course Learning Outcomes

  • After this course, participants will be able to describe a counseling framework for the typical clinic sessions.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe how to apply brief, focused, appropriate counseling to their clinical interventions.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe ways that simple counseling can be used in groups.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-5 Minutes Introduction and Overview
5-50 Minutes Background and description of the counseling approach
50-55 Minutes Evidence-based research
55-60 Minutes Conclusion; Q&A

Average Rating

(264 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 100 most recent comments out of 264 reviews

Review by: Carol on May 22, 2015
I work with children and did learn 2 specific things to add to my practice, even though much was targeted at adults.
Review by: Nancy on May 13, 2015
Audrey Holland's unique insights.
Review by: Amanda on May 13, 2015
Useful information with true to life examples
Review by: Bonnie on May 3, 2015
Good examples, not too technical
Review by: Sherry on March 29, 2015
Review by: Pamela on March 22, 2015
handouts that are clear
Review by: Tanya on March 14, 2015
Clear, concise, good examples.
Review by: Ronni on February 4, 2015
Great powerpoint presentation
Review by: Anita on February 2, 2015
A concise and informative presentation.
Review by: Anne on December 28, 2014
Very good point that we (SLPs) are not well trained in counseling, and helpful ways to approach situations in which we need to know how, as well as thoughtful ideas and resources on how to learn more.
Review by: Ellen on December 28, 2014
Understanding the important skill of listening, and that it takes practice and hard work; focused effort.
Review by: Kitty on December 20, 2014
The information presented was very relevant to my work with families in the SNF setting.
Review by: Susie on October 31, 2014
I loved the relevant examples and the clarity of the information presented. Thank you!
Review by: amanda on October 27, 2014
the way she utilized and discussed her own personal learning experiences and resources.
Review by: Ann on October 24, 2014
Excellent presentation with well organized information. Examples very helpful.
Review by: Monica on September 28, 2014
The idea of creating a metaphor for oneself as a therapist is one I will pursue. Acknowledgement of the fact that we do not receive adequate, if any, training in this area by recognized experts in the field which gives me hope that future clinicians will have greater opportunities to address this area as part of formal coursework.
Review by: elizabeth on September 25, 2014
She spoke from great experience.
Review by: Ann on September 23, 2014
Examples from clinic experiences.
Review by: Charmaine on August 30, 2014
I loved the style of the presented, well suite for the content of this course.
Review by: Marypat on August 25, 2014
thoughtful, insightful, client-oriented
Review by: Jennifer on August 20, 2014
The presenter used some creative ideas to make me think a bit deeper about my counseling personality with my clients.
Review by: ronnie on August 13, 2014
Good resources. Holland comes from her experience.
Review by: Michael on May 10, 2014
This is something we all need to be involved in, but often aren't .
Review by: Virginia on March 17, 2014
fabulous attention to really listening to the client
Review by: Elizabeth on February 21, 2014
Good reminders.
Review by: Michelle on December 31, 2013
Important topic - never "studied" before in all my years of practice.
Review by: Lindsey on December 29, 2013
i appreciated the recommendation for books related to counseling specifically for SLPs
Review by: Desseret on December 29, 2013
Case study examples;
Review by: Jay on December 28, 2013
anytime you get to hear Audrey Holland ...
Review by: peter on December 27, 2013
dr. Holland has knocked this out of the park. excellent examples, easy to model and follow and covers a much ignored topic in our field
Review by: Michael on December 23, 2013
Dr. Holland's presentation style.
Review by: Robert on December 20, 2013
Dr. Holland discusses the importance of personhood counseling. She includes written visual aids that parallel her discussion about several concepts such as: “Thou” attitude, counseling paradox, active listening, counseling moment, clinician’s metaphor, as well as latent and manifest content. She presents a written scene about questionable clinician and client interaction and compares it to an improved version. In addition, she offers an operational definition of a “good clinician.”
Review by: Carol A. on December 16, 2013
Examples of applied counselling.
Review by: Member on December 14, 2013
interesting examples
Review by: Joyce on December 13, 2013
Insightful Info.
Review by: Jane on December 10, 2013
clearly organized and slides had good info for future reference.
Review by: Julia on November 25, 2013
presenter was not rushed
Review by: MICHAEL on October 17, 2013
Review by: josephine on September 20, 2013
good references
Review by: Lee Anne on August 31, 2013
Very well organized and presented. Important and useful information was shared.
Review by: Ashley on August 25, 2013
The presenter's basic point is that the unique individual receiving therapy should be the basis of that therapy. She has followed her own advice in making the overworked, real-life clinician the basis of this presentation.
Review by: Kristina on August 25, 2013
Thought provoking examples and interesting insight on counseling and the critical role it plays in therapy.
Review by: Jane on July 28, 2013
Great information and nice concrete examples of counseling skills and behaviours.
Review by: Jodi on May 30, 2013
Practical examples
Review by: Ivy on May 21, 2013
Important topic more SLPs need to be informed about.
Review by: Anjie on April 13, 2013
Unique format, important subject
Review by: Beth on April 2, 2013
It helped me to understand the underlying principles of counseling, especially as they relate to working with clients.
Review by: David on March 18, 2013
It confirmed and clarified how to interact with clients and families to get the best results and support.
Review by: Ruth on February 24, 2013
Very pragmatic
Review by: Patricia on February 11, 2013
clear, concise.
Review by: Diane on February 10, 2013
Well presented, thought provoking
Review by: anne on February 8, 2013
it reinforced some things that i am doing, it also seems to go well with the "scripting treatment" course that i listened to earlier this week
Review by: Christy on February 6, 2013
Provided adequate/appropriate information for the listener
Review by: Anya on February 5, 2013
materials, compassion, easy language, applies to our practice, presentation, thank you
Review by: LaRue May on December 31, 2012
The presenter specfically related the information to how the SLP can incooperate the skills in therapy related to the pt and their families.
Review by: karen on December 30, 2012
As Aretha said, "R-E-S-P-E-C-T." It gave an authority's imprimatur to something I always believed. Organized. Some of it very funny... the main example, in an abysmal way. And it's good to show that this skill can be modeled + learned. Important for clinic supervisors. Some folks are so time + data driven, that the empathy never surfaces. Some folks ? just don't have integration of empathy, affect, + cognition? And may never. Personal belief is this may be a cognitive and interactive style, but some day we will find out that it is hard wired. So, even those who can learn it as a skill will be acting. It will never be a style, because it is unnatural to those individuals. Oops, kind of overran that one + did not really answer the question, which was asked.
Review by: Angie on December 29, 2012
This information gets to the crucial core of counseling and our role no matter what populations we serve!
Review by: James on December 27, 2012
practical examples
Review by: James on December 27, 2012
practical examples
Review by: Amy on December 24, 2012
Dr. Holland was able to make a few important concepts clear that will be of great benefit to many in a short amount of time. With such a large topic, it can be hard to whittle the subject manner down to a few important kernels of information.
Review by: Cynthia on December 19, 2012
It confirms for me what I have been doing does come "naturally," and there should be counseling courses for all therapist whatever field..we are dealing with lives.
Review by: Kristen on December 11, 2012
Great applicable information
Review by: Linda on December 8, 2012
Good content and presentation well organized
Review by: AnneMarie on November 29, 2012
Audrey Holland is an outstanding professional and teacher. She tried to break out the most salient points of a good counselor in a brief period of time.
Review by: Arin on November 19, 2012
I enjoyed the personal examples.
Review by: Nicole on November 13, 2012
Loved this presenter!!! Very smooth presentation and excellent information!!
Review by: Katherine on November 3, 2012
The content helped to focus/strengthen my compass as to the most important things to listen for and provide in counseling moments. Very concise and 'real world' while still promoting excellence in how we interact with our clients/familymembers. Thank you for this presentation!
Review by: Lauryn on October 18, 2012
I enjoyed the embedded examples!
Review by: Corinna on October 16, 2012
encouraging to know I'm actually doing some of those things!
Review by: Kimberly on October 5, 2012
applicable to all areas of life
Review by: Donna M. on September 30, 2012
the presentation of the information and the presenter's willingness to share her experience and point of view
Review by: Tammy on September 5, 2012
Real examples and tips provided
Review by: Amy on July 27, 2012
It provided me with a good basic understanding of how to counsel clients and provided me with resources to sharpen my skills.
Review by: Louise on July 25, 2012
"Start where they are' is a key aspect of my 'metaphor.' Even if we cannot solve a client's issue, the sheer act of connecting and seeing provides a more solid basis for effective interventions.
Review by: Patricia on July 16, 2012
The material presented will help in all areas of speech therapy with all clients. Very useful information presented in such a way that can be applied in any therapy session with any age client. This presentation really brought into light how important it is to establish rapport with your clients and see them as people with specific and varying needs.
Review by: mandy on July 15, 2012
Easy to understand
Review by: Paula on July 14, 2012
excellent message, well said.
Review by: kari on July 8, 2012
Review by: Marsha on June 25, 2012
good information
Review by: Amber on June 12, 2012
Presenter was wonderful. Practical information.
Review by: Karen on June 6, 2012
Review by: Jill on June 5, 2012
all of the pertinent info.
Review by: Karen on June 2, 2012
This course was so well presented!! Very interesting!!!
Review by: Laurie on May 29, 2012
Helpful considerations when working with our clients...ideas that I can employ in practice.
Review by: Jeffrey on May 27, 2012
Veyr basic information that is readily applied.
Review by: Nicole on May 24, 2012
new, valuable info
Review by: Leah on May 23, 2012
Good reminder how to incorporate counseling during tx
Review by: Shannon on May 18, 2012
Reminds us of what is really important in terms of a client/therapist relationship.
Review by: catherine on May 14, 2012
said a lot of things i have struggled over for years.
Review by: Lauren on May 12, 2012
I liked the examples provided of how to approach a client and their family.
Review by: monica on May 9, 2012
Relevant use of examples and good references.
Review by: Michele on May 8, 2012
This is a topic with little research or training, yet I need to utilize these skills in all of my treatment sessions. I am grateful to the presenter for providing this information.
Review by: Dwight on May 2, 2012
Audrey Holland was one of the first people that I studied 32 years ago and and here she is again. It's nice to know she is still going on and can inform me.
Review by: Angela on May 1, 2012
Review by: mark on April 29, 2012
Good content that is clinically true.
Review by: Shirley on April 28, 2012
Grateful for a presentation dealing with these aspects of aphasia therapy, so crucial to quality practice.
Review by: Paul on April 26, 2012
Dr. Holland's presentaton style draws the listener into the content in a way not usually occurring in workshops. She is so personable and knowledgable.
Review by: Jill on April 25, 2012
I loved the fact that she discussed metaphors and how we approach our clients. It is so important to realize that our clients are people and that's how we should treat them.
Review by: Laura on April 24, 2012
It was very pertinent to what all of us as clinicians face in our work. We can also practice these methods outside of the clinical setting which should make us better listeners in general and so this course can help us both in and out of our work setting.
Review by: Regina on April 23, 2012
I like the recorded and interaction ability of the course.

Course Information

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Course Presenter

audrey holland

Audrey Holland, Ph.D.

Audrey Holland has had a long and productive career working with people with neurogenic communication disorders and developing innovative treatment techniques in aphasia.  She also has conducted research aimed both at increasing the understanding of aphasia and related disorders, and in evaluating the efficacy of treatment.

Disclosure: This presenter has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Continuing Education Information

CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

Passing an online exam will be required to earn continuing education credit, where applicable.

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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Area)

Kansas Dept of Health & Environment

Approved for 1 continuing education clock hour(s) for Kansas licensed Speech Pathologists by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Long-Term Sponsorship number: LTS-S1370.

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Speech-Language and Audiology Canada

Clinically certified members of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) can accumulate continuing education equivalents (CEEs) for their participation with SpeechPathology.com. One hour of coursework equals 1 CEE. All SAC members are encouraged to participate in on-going education.

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