Speech pathologist practice in managing psychological wellbeing in people with aphasia and their carers

Project description

This PhD project articulates from a recent survey of speech pathologists practice in addressing psychological wellbeing in people with post-stroke aphasia.

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This project aims to provide speech pathologists with an evidence-based practice framework to counsel and manage psychological wellbeing in people with post-stroke aphasia and their carers.

Design and method

Mixed methodology


This project will investigate a cost-effective, easily administrated training module to enhance speech pathology counselling practice. The training module is designed for people with aphasia but potentially could be extended to assist people with other acquired communication difficulties. It is hoped the module will also assist positive and effective rehabilitation outcomes, particularly psychological well-being, after stroke.

Project members

  • Jasvinder Sekhon (La Trobe University)
  • Associate Professor Miranda Rose (La Trobe University)
  • Associate Professor Jenni Oates (La Trobe University)
  • Professor Ian Kneebone (University of Technology, Sydney)



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Expected date of completion