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Engaging in Effective Counseling as a Speech-Language Pathologist (PD102291)

Presenter(s): Anthony DiLollo, PhD, CCC-SLP
Course Description

As SLPs, we are in the business of change. And, as anyone who has ever tried to change a significant behavior or attitude in their life will attest, change is hard! Many of our clients need help adjusting to their communication challenge and/or coping with the changes required to help them communicate more effectively. This course examines counseling in the context of speech-language pathology practice and shares skills and behaviors SLPs can use to effectively engage in counseling with all types of clients.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Define counseling in the context of speech-language pathology 
  • Use specific skills and behaviors to engage in counseling practice 
  • Describe ways to implement counseling in your practice


  • Counseling defined
  • Counseling overview
  • Arguing for counseling
  • Counseling skills and behaviors
  • Skills practice
  • Incorporating skills into practice
  • Summary
  • Make a chart
  • Q&A

Presenter Information

Anthony DiLollo, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a Professor and Director of the Davies School of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) at Texas Christian University. He has taught counseling in CSD programs for over 20 years and has consulted with numerous programs about implementing counseling across their curriculum. Dr. DiLollo has published and presented in the areas of counseling, fluency disorders, critical thinking, and qualitative research in communication sciences and disorders.

What Participants Said:

"He is a very good presenter and his students are lucky to have him as a presenter. He really seems to care."

"I enjoyed the content of this class. I never realized that I shouldn't occasionally ask my clients questions or answer their questions during sessions like this and instead let them answer their own questions while I remain silent."

"I really appreciated thinking about the client as the expert of their story. Your approach will help me honor this truth and develop my ability to switch hats between counselor and SLP."

Financial Disclosures:

  • Financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation
  • Salaried employee at Texas Christian University
  • Royalties from Plural Publishers for counseling textbook

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • None

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 October 13, 2027.

Program History and CE Information

Live webinar date: October 11, 2022
End date: October 13, 2027

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

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 2
ASHA CEU*: 0.2
Item #(s): PD102291
Available Through: October 13, 2027