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Course # 5447
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.
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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

(1617 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 100 most recent comments out of 1617 reviews

Review by: Karla on December 18, 2014
new information
Review by: Rhonda on December 18, 2014
Relevant information in regards to incorporating counseling
Review by: Joyce on December 17, 2014
It was excellent information that I was already practicing just knowing I was doing the right thing
Review by: Jennifer on December 17, 2014
Review by: Martha on December 16, 2014
I think counseling is so important, especially, listening.
Review by: Carol on December 15, 2014
Review by: Amanda on December 12, 2014
Presenter was very thorough and content was clear.
Review by: Anna on December 11, 2014
Great real life examples
Review by: Monica on December 10, 2014
Good resources for more skills
Review by: Brenna on December 9, 2014
Great discussion on what is usually not addressed .
Review by: Alisha on December 9, 2014
great explanations of the counseling method
Review by: Anna on December 8, 2014
practical, applicable information
Review by: Judith on December 7, 2014
Excellent topic. Counselling is so important in our field and often forgotten.
Review by: Jackie on December 7, 2014
Great information in an area that I do not have much information or experience in. This was a great first step.
Review by: Terri on December 7, 2014
Pertinent examples
Review by: Sherry on December 4, 2014
Good content
Review by: Betsy on December 2, 2014
Reaffirmed many beliefs of who I am and the critical value of interpersonal communication!
Review by: Stacy on December 1, 2014
Increased awareness of need for counseling in all settings that pertain to the SLP.
Review by: Nancy on December 1, 2014
This course was informative and well organized.
Review by: Jacquelyn on November 30, 2014
Good examples
Review by: Melinda on November 30, 2014
Counseling can be an integral part of what we do as SLPs and this was a great reminder of that.
Review by: A. Sharon on November 29, 2014
Being reminded of how important counseling background is for the SLP, and how important the family of the client is - getting them to "buy-in."
Review by: Norma on November 29, 2014
It is so important to place relating to clients as more important than most anything else. Without this nothing else works.
Review by: Susan on November 29, 2014
counseling resources
Review by: Marcia on November 25, 2014
Actually, I'm an SLP & a licensed mental health practitioner. This was an excellent course in content, expertise of presenter, and organization so info is easy to access. High quality stuff.
Review by: Jessica on November 24, 2014
Review by: Celeste on November 20, 2014
very organised and well planned with good examples
Review by: Fran on November 19, 2014
It was given over in basic terms and was easily understood
Review by: Mari on November 18, 2014
Excellent content, well thought-out
Review by: Mildred on November 17, 2014
Excellent description of the value of empathic listening, knowing when to move in and when to wait; and how these skills augment the speech-language therapy process.
Review by: Erika on November 15, 2014
good content-good examples of clinical interactions
Review by: Therese on November 14, 2014
I think it is very important subject matter
Review by: Meghan on November 13, 2014
It was a great reminder to keep therapy person-centered.
Review by: Carol on November 11, 2014
It provided me with more strategies and ideas that I can integrate into my teaching program, including parents.
Review by: Traci on November 7, 2014
It was very informative
Review by: Michael on October 29, 2014
Breadth of information covered.
Review by: Jacklyn on October 26, 2014
I will be able to use these concepts through-out my caseload.
Review by: Mae on October 23, 2014
Good points but not new points.
Review by: Nancy on October 15, 2014
Counseling is frequently overlooked as an important part of the speech therapy process and I felt this presenter stressed the importance of viewing the client in a more holistic way and not just someone that we are treating for a communication issue.
Review by: Rosemary on October 15, 2014
Nice overview of the importance of counseling role in SPL work with clients and their families.
Review by: elizabeth on October 7, 2014
Review by: Melissa on October 7, 2014
Counseling courses are always needed
Review by: Debbie on October 2, 2014
Provided information on a topic that I was unfamiliar with in my scope of practice.
Review by: Leah on October 1, 2014
This really taught me a lot about how to respond and listening especially when conveying a message about severity or progress.
Review by: Melanie on October 1, 2014
the content
Review by: Elinor on September 26, 2014
common sense approach
Review by: Jessica on September 26, 2014
Review by: Theresa on September 22, 2014
It confirmed much of what I already knew, things that come with experience in the field.
Review by: Veronica on September 20, 2014
The material presented was very interesting.
Review by: Kristin on September 18, 2014
Great examples, information was easy to follow
Review by: Mary on September 17, 2014
Review by: Caryn on September 15, 2014
By far the best course I have taken yet at speechpathology.com!! Well organized, full of heart, compassion and passion, which I fear many lack in our profession. Not because they aren't good people or professionals, but because of the many stated reasons as spoken in the course (e.g. time constraints, numbers, billing etc). This course actually brought tears to my eyes, not to mention several opportunities of laughter. That's the human experience. The human in all of us and the ability to recognize that communication, whether it be working on prepositions or trying to help and listen to someone in need.
Review by: Desiree on September 15, 2014
I thought the information was presented well and she gave good examples
Review by: Melissa on September 15, 2014
The information was presented in a very clear, concise manner.
Review by: seema on September 14, 2014
good points on how to implement counseling in sessions
Review by: Zulemy on August 25, 2014
Counseling is important but needs to be done with key things in mind. Good course!
Review by: Dana on August 18, 2014
Concise, easy to follow
Review by: Justine on August 15, 2014
Great information on a somewhat gray area for SLPs
Review by: Mary on August 12, 2014
I've always loved Dr. Audrey Holland's philosophy and approach to treatment in that she the central importance of of counseling in our profession and recognizing our clients and our clients’ families as people, integral and valued compoments of any treatment program. She reinforces that we, as SLP's, are not simply "technicians", eliciting and recording responses and analyzing test scores, etc. I always enjoy Dr. Holland's courses, as her passion for and dedication to our profession shines through from her opening remarks to the very end of her presentation. The information she presents is always well-organized and easy to follow, clinically relevant and applicable to an array of clinical populations (and ages), interjected with humor and personal anecdotes throughout, and includes extensive practical advice and observations based on her years of clinical expertise. What more could you ask for?!
Review by: Kristen on August 7, 2014
Review by: Susan on July 31, 2014
It was a good review and start towards counseling practices.
Review by: Melissa on July 26, 2014
Review by: Ann on July 23, 2014
Love this woman!!!
Review by: Emily on July 22, 2014
Review by: Kristin on July 21, 2014
A hefty topic that was well presented as a good introduction.
Review by: Martha on July 15, 2014
examples to explain content
Review by: jennifer on July 9, 2014
It was very current and relatable.
Review by: Stephanie on June 29, 2014
Good examples
Review by: Lisa on June 28, 2014
Review by: Angelique on June 26, 2014
Good overview of the role of counseling in therapy
Review by: Francis on June 15, 2014
Review by: Jessica on June 15, 2014
Solid review of counseling principles for any expertise level.
Review by: Lamesha on June 12, 2014
All of the information that was provided.
Review by: Kelly on June 4, 2014
Great reminders of our role I treating the whole person!
Review by: Megan on June 1, 2014
Good examples. Important reminders for SLP practice.
Review by: Sandra on May 31, 2014
This is a topic we rarely have an opportunity to learn about in a conference format such as this. EXCELLENT course overall. Very well organized; terrific examples. Loved her "personhood" description of basically the Golden Rule approach to therapy: "do unto others as you would have them do unto you." This is how I have approached therapy over the decades and it was very reinforcing to me to continue to do so, as many of my colleagues over the years have been somewhat ridiculing re: my approach to "get to the know the client and their interests" and you will help them progress soooooooooooooo much quicker! Thank you for an excellent course Audrey Holland!
Review by: Cynthia on May 29, 2014
It's a topic that is never really addressed. I don't think I've EVER seen a workshop on counseling. It gave good information but there is more to learn.
Review by: jamie on May 29, 2014
Easy and appropriate.
Review by: dawn on May 25, 2014
Interesting, insightful topic. I liked the book recommendations.
Review by: Meghann on May 23, 2014
I feel that the presenter really gets us to realize how we sometimes come across to our patients and gets us to learn how we can be more empathetic.
Review by: Karen on May 16, 2014
Background information on the therapy techniques and examples given.
Review by: Claire on May 13, 2014
It is clear and concise, with examples that are clinically applicable. The information presented is something clinicians desperately need to understand and practice, yet most of us have little or no training in counseling other than hands-on experience with our clients.
Review by: Gary on May 8, 2014
It confirmed my beliefs, and a few concerns, that I have had throughout my many years in this rewarding profession.
Review by: Cheryl on May 8, 2014
not a much talked about topic
Review by: nancy on April 30, 2014
Dr. Holland's philosophy of SLPs role mirror mine. I think this information would be very helpful to new professionals just starting out to provide affirmation that we have become therapists in order to help others.
Review by: Laura on April 19, 2014
information given in a direct manner
Review by: Bonnie on April 11, 2014
I liked that she gave specific examples of how to insert counseling into a clinician/client interaction.
Review by: Megan on April 8, 2014
needed focus on this
Review by: Katherine on April 4, 2014
very helpful, some new info here that I will definitely use. thank you
Review by: Leslie on April 3, 2014
how we can acquire counseling skills in the absence of formal counseling courses
Review by: Stephanie on March 29, 2014
It was well organized, and stated material clearly.
Review by: dianne on March 29, 2014
Clearly written with helpful examples.
Review by: maria on March 24, 2014
The examples
Review by: Amy on March 23, 2014
Helped to realize how counceling is important
Review by: Kristin on March 9, 2014
The example given between a poor counseling interaction and ways to improve.
Review by: Marla on March 8, 2014
Review by: Kristin on March 3, 2014
The instructor gave specific examples of what not to do and how to do it better.
Review by: melissa on February 25, 2014
New terminology
Review by: Emily on February 11, 2014
It was nice to have useful references for further study.
Review by: Barbara on February 4, 2014
appreciated the references and examples

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.

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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.

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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