Counseling in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology: Reconstructing Personal Narratives

Second Edition

Anthony DiLollo, Robert A. Neimeyer

Details: 360 pages, B&W, Softcover, 6" x 9"

ISBN13: 978-1-63550-298-5

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Release Date: 11/02/2020

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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, Second Edition 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 techniques, this graduate-level textbook offers a comprehensive, novel, and empirically informed approach to counseling, applicable to a broad range of speech, language, swallowing, and hearing disorders.

New to the Second Edition

  • 10 new chapters on the nature of change, critical thinking, culturally informed care, and preparing for the counseling relationship.
  • A new case illustration and three new “tools”.
  • A new Foreword by Sue Hale, MCD
  • Reorganized for improved flow of information with earlier introduction of the central framework, followed by chapters to build foundational knowledge and skills. The central framework for counseling has been simplified and reconfigured for easier integration into clinical practice.
  • Based on user feedback, the “theory” chapters from the first edition have been dropped to make room for the added “knowledge and skill” chapters, giving the book a more practical feel.
  • Discussion topics have been added at the end of all chapters in Parts I, II, and III.New images and illustrations throughout. Updated to reflect current research, with many new references added.
  • A PluralPlus companion website containing brief video commentaries by the authors introducing and discussing the main points for each chapter and materials for instructors, including a test bank, customizable PowerPoint lecture slides, and suggestions for in-class activities.


Part I: Introduction 
Chapter 1:     Counseling in Communication Disorders
Chapter 2:     The StAAR Framework for Counseling in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology 

Part II: Foundations for Successful Counseling
Chapter 3:    Understanding the Nature of Change
Chapter 4:     The Leadership of Therapy: How to Integrate Counseling into Clinical Practice
Chapter 5:    Critical Thinking as a Foundation for Counseling
Chapter 6:     Beyond Cultural Competence: Counseling and Culturally Informed Care
Chapter 7:    Basic Skills of Counseling: Listening & Responding
Chapter 8:    Preparing Yourself for the Counseling Relationship 
Chapter 9:     Using Change Processes in the StAAR Framework 

Part III: Counseling in Action
Chapter 10:    Talking Back to Stuttering: A Case Illustration
Chapter 11:     Adaptive Change in Aphasia: A Case Illustration
Chapter 12:     The Perfect Child Lost: A Case Illustration
Chapter 13:     The Persistence of Adaptive Challenges: A Case Illustration

Part IV: The Clinician’s Toolbox
Chapter 14:     Autobiography of the Problem
Chapter 15:     Dear John Letter
Chapter 16:     The Story Mountain
Chapter 17:     Drawing
Chapter 18:     Laddering
Chapter 19:     Downward Arrow
Chapter 20:     Self Characterization
Chapter 21:     Chair Work
Chapter 22:     Play Therapy
Chapter 23:     Therapeutic Documents
Chapter 24:     Mindfulness
Chapter 25:     Possible Selves Mapping
Chapter 26:     Repertory Grids

Author Index
Subject Index


Anthony DiLollo

Anthony DiLollo, PhD, CCC-SLP, is Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Wichita State University. He has worked in the areas of psychology and speech-language pathology for over 25 years, specializing in working with, and teaching students to effectively work with, persons who stutter. Dr. DiLollo has presented and published numerous articles and book chapters on working with persons who stutter, as well as counseling, qualitative research, and critical thinking.

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Robert A. Neimeyer

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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