Barbara J. Amster
Barbara J. Amster, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, is founding Chair, founding Graduate Director, and Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at La Salle University, where she teaches the graduate course in stuttering. She is a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist. She holds Board Specialty Certification in Fluency Disorders from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She is an ASHA Fellow and received Honors of the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association, where she served as Vice President for Professional Preparation and Continuing Education. She was Pennsylvania's representative to the ASHA Advisory Council and served as Associate Coordinator for ASHA's Special Interest Group 4: Fluency and Fluency Disorders. Dr. Amster has investigated perfectionism in people who stutter (PWS) and has presented and published articles on perfectionism and the therapeutic use of cognitive behavioral therapy with PWS. She is also an editor and author of a book on children in the child welfare system.