Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Why Didn't I Say That? Techniques for Counseling Clients and Their Families

Author(s) James W Vargo, PhD
Lu-Anne H McFarlane, MSc
Volume 18
Number 3
Year 1994
Page(s) 157-162
Language English
Keywords communication
Abstract Counseling skills are considered an essential component in the clinical repertoire of speech-language pathologists and audiologists. Ongoing attention to this aspect of clinical intervention is believed to increase the quality of the therapeutic process. This article defines the counseling role for communication disorder professionals, describes the psychological needs of families, and provides a framework for counseling interactions. The article presents five strategies to assist clinicians in counseling clients and their families: a) be with the one you're with, b) listen actively, c) watch your "but", d) use behaviour description, and e) be yourself.

Le couseling est un instrument essential de la panopile des orthophonistes et des audiologistes. En portant constamment attention à cet aspect de l'intervention clinique, on devrait accroître la qualité du traitment. Le présent article explique l'importance du couseling pour les professionnels qui traitment les troubles de communication, décrit les besoins psychologiques de la famille et purpose un cadre pour les interventions. Cinq stratégies devraient aider le clinicien à conseiller ses clients et les membres de sa famille : a) ne pas mélanger les cartes, b) pratiquer l'écoute active, c) prosrire le "mais", d) recourir à la description du comportement, et e) laisser le natural agir.
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