Counseling the Communicatively Disabled and Their Families: A Manual for Clinicians, Second Edition, written by George H. Shames, emphasizes the development of specific interviewing and counseling skills for speech-language pathologists and audiologists, which is a requirement of ASHA’s clinical certification standards.
The book offers a clear, basic definition of counseling, then builds a picture of the multidimensional role of counseling in speech-language pathology and audiology using anecdotal references to clinical cases.
Among the changes in the Second Edition, Dr. Shames, a licensed speech-language pathologist as well as a licensed clinical psychologist, has expanded the theoretical overviews that ground the “learning by doing” skill development feature of this updated edition.
Practicing clinicians and students in communication disorders programs, in addition to social workers and clinical psychologists, will find this book invaluable to their training as focused, helpful evaluators and counselors of the communicatively disabled. It will also apply to training in other contexts and circumstances wherein counseling is appropriate.