New Release of Counseling in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Counseling in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Counseling in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology by Dr. Anthony DiLollo and Dr. Robert Neimeyer

For Immediate Release (San Diego, CA – June 6, 2014) – Counseling in the field of communication disorders is an essential dimension of professional practice, but just what it entails is often a bit of a mystery. Counseling in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology: Reconstructing Personal Narratives addresses this common concern of students and practitioners by illustrating how to integrate the concept of counseling into clinical practice. Replete with a variety of case studies, clinical guidelines, and actual transcripts of counseling interventions with clients and their families, as well as a practical “toolbox” of specific counseling methods, Dr. DiLollo and Dr. Neimeyer offer a comprehensive, novel, and empirically informed approach to counseling, applicable to a broad range of speech, language, swallowing, and hearing disorders.

Book contents:

Part I: Getting Oriented
1. Counseling in Communication Disorders
2. What Does Counseling Really Mean for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists?
3. The Leadership of Therapy: How to Integrate Counseling into Your Clinical Practice

Part II: Theoretical Foundations
4. Overview of Approaches to Counseling
5. Constructivism
6. Narrative Therapy
7. Evidence for a Constructivist Approach to Counseling in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
8. A Theory-Based Framework for Counseling

Part III: The Process of Counseling
9. Listening for Thick Descriptions
10. Facilitating Reconstruction
11. Externalization and Relative Influence Questioning: A Case Illustration
12. Adaptive Counseling and Innovative Moments: A Case Illustration
13. The Credulous Approach and Reconstruction: A Case Illustration

Part IV: The Clinician’s Toolbox
14. A User’s Guide to the Clinician’s Toolbox
15. Autobiography of the Problem
16. The Story Mountain
17. Drawing
18. Dear John Letter
19. The Downward Arrow
20. Self-Characterization
21. Experimenting with Experience
22. Chair Work
23. Play Therapy
24. Therapeutic Documents
25. Mindfulness

Part V: Paying It Forward
26. Teaching the Constructivist Counseling Framework to Students in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

If you are interested in receiving a complimentary copy of this book for review in your publication, please contact Jessica Pollard at

About the Authors
Anthony DiLollo, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an associate professor of communication sciences and disorders at Wichita State University. He has published numerous articles and book chapters that cater to audiences in speech-language pathology, audiology, social work, and psychology. Dr. DiLollo is currently working to expand the application of constructivist counseling to populations dealing with issues of aging, autism, and human trafficking.

Robert A. Neimeyer, PhD, is a professor of psychology at the University of Memphis, where he also maintains an active clinical practice. He has published 28 books, including Techniques of Grief Therapy, and serves as editor of the Journal of Constructivist Psychology. Dr. Neimeyer is currently working to advance an integrative approach to counseling as a meaning-making process.

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