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Counselling People with Communication Problems

Counselling People with Communication Problems

  • Peggy Dalton - Centre for Personal Construct Psychology, London

October 1995 | 176 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Counseling People with Communication Problems is a practical, accessible, step-by-step guide for those working with people who experience disorders of speech, language, voice, and fluency. The author, herself both a speech and language therapist and a counselor, emphasizes how counseling has come to play an increasing part in practitioners' approaches to communication problems. She evaluates the forms of counseling that are currently practiced alongside direct treatment of the disorders themselves, and addresses issues of training and the responsibilities of counselors, asking for greater training opportunities and a wider provision of counseling in this field. Peggy Dalton's work is a galvanizing force in the promotion of a deeper understanding of the limitations imposed by communication disorders; it also fosters continued commitment necessary to help those who must cope with such restrictions. Counselors and speech therapists alike will appreciate her straightforward yet sensitive handling of these complex problems.

The People, the Problems

A Personal Construct Approach to Communication Problems
Crucial Issues in Counselling People with Communication Problems
Beginning Counselling
The Counselling Process over Time
Ending Counselling
Towards Continuing Change

Working with People Who Stutter
Counselling and Vocal Rehabilitation
Counselling People with Neurogenic Communication Problems
Working with Children and Their Parents
An Experience of Counselling People with Communication Problems

`This is a book which I thoroughly recommend for anyone working with people with communication problems or anyone who is interested in that area. Personal Construct Psychology is in itself a model of clear and articulate communication. I have always been daunted by the approach... On reading Peggy Dalton's description, I am much more in tune with the method and its applications and can certainly understand its value particularly with the clients the author writes about... In this book she shows how well she has been able to integrate the psychological and the practical aspects of helping clients to communicate better' - Counselling, The Journal of the British Association for Counselling

`I recommend the rich seam of wisdom to be mined in this book' - The Therapist