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