Counseling the Communicatively Disabled and Their Families: by George H. Shames

Counseling the Communicatively Disabled and Their Families: by George H. Shames

By George H. Shames

Counseling the Communicatively Disabled and Their households: A guide for Clinicians, moment Edition, written via George H. Shames, emphasizes the improvement of particular interviewing and counseling talents for speech-language pathologists and audiologists, which is a requirement of ASHA's medical certification standards.The e-book deals a transparent, simple definition of counseling, then builds an image of the multidimensional function of counseling in speech-language pathology and audiology utilizing anecdotal references to medical cases.Among the alterations within the moment variation, Dr. Shames, a certified speech-language pathologist in addition to an authorized scientific psychologist, has extended the theoretical overviews that flooring the "learning by means of doing" ability improvement characteristic of this up to date edition.Practicing clinicians and scholars in conversation issues courses, furthermore to social employees and scientific psychologists, will locate this publication precious to their education as concentrated, important evaluators and counselors of the communicatively disabled. It will additionally follow to education in other contexts and situations in which counseling is suitable.

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The interview involves a “focus” on just one of the participants: the interviewee. The needs, the issues, and the problems of the interviewee dominate. The agenda of content, of what may be important to examine and explore at the moment, requires a focus on the other person. It is not a mutual exchange or sharing or expression of each other’s needs. The needs of the interviewer are not the issues of primary concern here, unless they interfere with focusing on the interviewee. The role of the interviewer is to facilitate the interviewee’s self-exploration, verbal expression, and an examination of thoughts and feelings about important and personal matters that may be causing problems for the interviewee.

All aspects of this relationship are unique and special: the people, the reasons for meeting, the time, the place, the duration and the roles that each one plays in it. This relationship does not have a socially mutual function, as with a friend or relative. It exists for the person in need of your help, and for no other reason; and these parameters should be established and clearly understood by all parties involved. The way to open the door to being viewed as the kind of person who can be trusted is through your close, active listening.

Very often, the client enters therapy believing that he cannot rid himself of his problem, and feels quite helpless and victimized. He may believe that there are things going on inside his body or his mind over which he has little control. THE COUNSELING INTERVIEW 31 These beliefs can be seen across the board, especially in long standing, nonorganic communication problems, whether they be articulation and phonology, voice, fluency, culturally based language differences, or developmental language problems.

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