Training Methods With Clinicians and Students—A Personal Story and Change: Narrative Therapy for Stuttering Educating students and informing clinicians regarding developments in therapy approaches and in evidence-based practice are important elements of the responsibility of specialist academic posts in universities. In this article, the development of narrative therapy and its theoretical background are outlined (preceded by a general outline of how the topic of ... Article
Article  |   March 01, 2008
Training Methods With Clinicians and Students—A Personal Story and Change: Narrative Therapy for Stuttering
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  • Margaret Leahy
    Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
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Article   |   March 01, 2008
Training Methods With Clinicians and Students—A Personal Story and Change: Narrative Therapy for Stuttering
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, March 2008, Vol. 18, 37-42. doi:10.1044/ffd18.1.37
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, March 2008, Vol. 18, 37-42. doi:10.1044/ffd18.1.37
Abstract

Educating students and informing clinicians regarding developments in therapy approaches and in evidence-based practice are important elements of the responsibility of specialist academic posts in universities. In this article, the development of narrative therapy and its theoretical background are outlined (preceded by a general outline of how the topic of fluency disorders is introduced to students at an Irish university). An example of implementing narrative therapy with a 12-year-old boy is presented. The brief case description demonstrates how narrative therapy facilitated this 12-year-old make sense of his dysfluency and his phonological disorder, leading to his improved understanding and management of the problems, fostering a sense of control that led ultimately to their resolution.

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