This time-tested book describes the fundamentals of effective interviewing and counseling in speech-language pathology and audiology. The basic principles and procedures of interviewing and counseling and the specific techniques and suggestions in this book are applicable to children and adults, to clients and caregivers, and to all settings in which clinicians provide service. This third edition has added more than 100 references, 90% of which were published between 2003 and 2004. Practical case studies were also added, along with examples to help readers with clinical application of the information. Professionals addressing communicative disorders have long recognized the significance of effective interviewing and counseling in clinical situations. Yet, as many clinicians have lamented for years, interviewing and counseling are neglected areas within most educational programs. Graduates go into workplaces with neither coursework nor effective practicum experiences in interviewing and counseling. Too often, clinicians must learn to interview and counsel on their own, “on the fly” while on the job. This is a disservice to clients and is hard on the clinician. Also, such a method of learning does not necessarily mean that the most effective methods of interviewing and counseling are discovered along the way. This book addresses those concerns by providing a comprehensive source for effective counseling and interviewing techniques. Anyone who works with persons with communicative disorders will benefit from this thorough book. Professionals and students alike will find this resource full of practical, pertinent topics. It treats a variety of situations clinicians face and describes methods and techniques applicable to students as well as professionals.
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350 pages • softcover • ©2006