Leuven Something Totally Random

Presymposium workshop

A Constructivist Framework for Counseling with Persons Who Stutter

Anthony DiLollo, PhD, is a professor of speech-language pathology at Wichita State University, specializing in counseling, fluency disorders, interpersonal communication, critical thinking, and qualitative research methods. He has worked as a psychologist and a speech-language pathologist in clinical and educational settings, as well as 15 years in academia. Dr. DiLollo has published and presented in the areas of counseling, factors related to effective therapy, teaching critical thinking, and qualitative research in communication sciences and disorders. He is co-author of the textbooks, Counseling in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology: Reconstructing Personal Narratives with Robert A. Neimeyer (2014, Plural Publishing), and Clinical Decision-Making in Fluency Disorders (4th Edition) with Walter H. Manning (2017, Plural Publishing).

Clinicians working with persons who stutter need a basic theoretical framework on which to organize and guide the way they conceptualize clients' problems and engage in counseling-type conversations.
The goal of this presentation is to provide participants with an introduction to one such framework grounded in Constructivist and Narrative Therapy traditions. Such approaches to counseling focus on individuals' sense of identity, personal experiences of "disorder," and unique abilities to counter stories of disability. With a focus on the expertise of the client rather than that of the clinician, this framework can be used by speech-language pathologists to engage clients in conversations about resisting the decisions that stuttering is making in their lives.

The presymposium workshop takes place on Friday, February 16th 2018: 2pm-5pm.
This is the day before the symposium.

Thomas More University College (same location as the symposium)
Molenstraat 8
2018 Antwerp, Belgium

EUR, handouts, coffee/tea break included.

Registration: the workshop is fully booked.
Please note that the workshop has a limited participant number.