Graduate School

  • Communication Sciences and Disorders Workshop

    Friday September 27th, 2019
    8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Campus Location: Ghosh Science and Technology Center, Room 102
    Cost: $175 (includes lunch)
    Coordinator: Prof. Kristina Curro

    This course is offered for 0.6 CEUs, Intermediate level, Professional area. Satisfactory Completion Requirements: Completion of the workshop. Partial CEUs are not available.

    To register by mail or fax, use the Workshop Registration Form. To register by phone, call 508-929-8127 with your credit card information. (No refunds will be given after 5 p.m. on September 25th.)

    Course Title: Sharpening Your Counseling Skills

    Course Description:

    This workshop is intended for the working professional who wishes to enhance their counseling skills by creating the conditions that will enable professionals to access client feeling and extending their scope of practice to include the family. There will be lecture material and video demonstration of the instructor counseling parents.

    Presenter: David Luterman, D.Ed

    Dr. Luterman is Professor Emeritus Emerson College in Boston and former director of the Thayer Lindsey Family Centered Nursery for Hearing Impaired Children. He has dedicated his career to developing a greater understanding of the psychological effects and emotions associated with communication disorders so as to encourage professionals in the field to incorporate counseling strategies in their clinical interactions. He has successfully translated this understanding into a model of counseling which allows for content and affect exchange and has extended his model to include families. He has lectured extensively on counseling and communication disorders throughout the United States, Canada and abroad.

    He is the author of numerous articles and is a fellow of the American Speech and Hearing Association and recipient of the Frank R. Kleffner Lifetime Clinical Career Achievement Award. He has also received the 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award from Penn State University. He is the author of: Counseling Parents of Hearing Impaired Children (1979, Little Brown), Deafness in Perspective (1986, College Hill), Deafness in the Family (1987, College-Hill), In the Shadows (1995, Jade Press) When Your Child is Deaf,(2001, York Press) The Young Deaf Child (1999, York Press), Early Childhood Deafness Edited with Ellen Kurtzer-White (2001, York Press), Hearing Loss in Children: A Family Guide (2006, Auricle Ink Press), Counseling Persons with Communication Disorders and Their Families 6th edition (2017, Pro-Ed). There are two DVDs demonstrating his clinical work produced by the Stuttering Foundation: Sharpening Your Counseling Skills (2011) and New Dimensions in Counseling Parents (2012).

    Financial Disclosures:

    Dr. Luterman received an honorarium for this workshop.

    Non-Financial Disclosures:

    Dr. Luterman is Professor Emeritus from Emerson College in Boston, MA. He is a certified member of ASHA and an audiologist. He is also the author of numerous books on counseling (listed above.)

    Learner Outcomes:

    1. Be able to distinguish between effective and ineffective models of counseling
    2. Be able to apply counseling techniques to clinical populations
    3. Be able to describe how the family system impacts the client


    Time Ordered Agenda:

    Time Topic
    9:00 -10:30 Counseling in practice
    Medical model vs. the humanistic model
    Counseling as grief work
    Client feelings
    10:30-10:45 Break
    10:30-12:00 Counseling techniques
    Counseling caveats
    Counselor responses
    12:00-1:00 Lunch
    1:00-2:30 Working with the family
    The optimal family
    Incorporating the family in therapy
    2:30-2:45 Break
    2:45-4:00 Summing up: questions and answers
    Gain skills in working with the family


    Who Should Attend:

    Audiologists, Early-Intervention Professionals, Educators, Health Care Professionals, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Speech-Language Pathologists.