Research shows that development of a strong therapeutic alliance between practitioner and patient yields positive treatment outcomes. However, the level of counseling skill training varies considerably among academic programs in the professions of audiology and speech-language pathology. Dr. Jamie Kulzer and Dr. Michelle Schein, Assistant Professors in the Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Program at the University of Pittsburgh, have studied the critical counseling microskills needed to facilitate relationships with patients in audiology and speech-language pathology practices. Those critical skills are active listening, nonverbal communication, silence, and empathy. Drs. Kulzer and Schein will be available to discuss development and implementation of these skills in your own practice, support for preceptors who train audiology and speech-language pathology students, and challenging counseling cases. See the following article for reference: Beck, K., & Kulzer, J. (2018). Teaching counseling microskills to audiology students: Recommendations from professional counseling educators. Seminars in Hearing, 39, 91–106.
This free event is ope to all ASHA members (it is not offered for CEUs).