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Counseling for Individuals Who Stutter and Their Families: The What, Why, and How (On Demand Webinar) (PD102693)

Presenter(s): Derek E Daniels, PhD, CCC-SLP
Course Description

Individuals who stutter—as well as their families—can experience a range of emotions, thoughts, and interactions around stuttering that can negatively impact quality of life. Counseling is a critical area of SLP practice to address these needs. This webinar will examine the what, why, and how of counseling and address questions like: Why is counseling important for individuals who stutter and their families? Why is it important that SLPs develop and evolve their counseling skills? How can we develop practical ways to counsel? The webinar will address the need for counseling, essentials of counseling, and principles of effective and practical counseling for individuals who stutter and their families.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Define counseling and the role of the SLP 
  • Explain why counseling is important for individuals who stutter and their families 
  • Apply principles of counseling in clinical practice with individuals who stutter and their families


  • Welcome and introduction (5 minutes)
  • Justifying the need and framing the bigger issue with personal reflections and case studies (10 minutes) 
  • What is counseling? (5 minutes) 
  • Why is counseling important for individuals who stutter and their families? (10 minutes)
  • How can our evaluations make space for counseling? (15 minutes) 
  • Principles of counseling for school-age children and families (30 minutes)
  • Principles of counseling for adults (30 minutes)
  • Bring it all together (15 minutes)

Presenter Information

Derek E. Daniels, PhD, CCC-SLP (he/him/his) is an Associate Professor at Wayne State University. He has presented locally, nationally, and internationally on stuttering. Dr. Daniels is a person who stutters, and conducts research on psychosocial aspects of stuttering, intersectionality, and identity. He has participated in many self-help events, workshops, and clinical training programs for people who stutter, including Camp Shout Out. He is a former president of the Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association (MSHA). In 2023, he received the Professional of the Year Award from the National Stuttering Association.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation
  • Salaried employee at Wayne State University

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • Member of ASHA
  • Affiliate of ASHA SIG 4 
  • Member of the clinical training team of Camp Shout Out

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

To earn continuing education credit, you must complete and submit the learning assessment by the end date below.

Program History and CE Information

Content origination date: December 7, 2023
End date: December 9, 2028

This course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).


Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 2
ASHA CEU*: 0.2
Item #(s): PD102693
Available Through: December 09, 2028