This course discusses the philosophy behind meeting meaningful needs in therapy, along with tools and counseling techniques that help with understanding a client’s needs. Specific techniques such as ethnographic counseling, motivational interviewing, and tools for verbally impaired clients are described, and examples within therapy interactions are provided.
Course created on August 15, 2022
- After this course, participants will be able to identify meaningful needs that align with a person-centered approach.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe ethnographic counseling techniques that support understanding how the world looks to clients.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe motivational interviewing techniques that support a client's need to feel understood.
Sarah Baar is a speech-language pathologist in Grand Rapids, MI. She’s had the opportunity to work in many settings across the continuum including acute care, acute rehab, home & community, outpatient therapy, and private practice as well as being involved in various leadership projects. In 2016, she started the Honeycomb Speech Therapy website as a way to promote person-centered and functional therapy ideas and materials for adult rehab. Clinical SLPs enjoy her practical approach and tips that the everyday SLP can implement for a functional therapy approach.
Heather Koole, PhD, CCC-SLP is associate professor in the Speech Pathology and Audiology Department at Calvin University in Grand Rapids, MI. The combination of Heather’s undergraduate and graduate degrees (social work, speech-language pathology, interdisciplinary health sciences) and clinical work have propelled her to think broadly about issues in the field of communication sciences and disorders. Her research and teaching interests include the following: how people with communication disorders (particularly brain injury) experience success and participate in life in meaningful ways; effective ways for preparing students to support clients in that success; facilitators and barriers to the SLP’s role in providing functional and contextualized intervention.
Sarah Barr - Financial: Sarah Baar is the owner of Honeycomb Speech Therapy LLC, a private practice that treats clients and also sells person-centered therapy materials. Non-financial: Sarah Baar is a member of Aphasia Access and a chapter author of a book related to the topic of this presentation.
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