Counselling Education in Aphasia Rehabilitation (CLEAR)
Support psychological wellbeing in aphasia rehabilitation after stroke
A short course for speech pathologists working with people with post-stroke aphasia and their families
|Date/s||Commencing Monday 16 October 2023|
|Registrations close||Friday 6 October 2023, 5 pm AEST|
|Certification||Certificate of completion|
Speech Pathology qualification (Bachelor, Master or equivalent)|
Currently or have previously worked with people with post-stroke aphasia and their families.
|Requirements||Computer, camera, and microphone to participate in online learning and workshops|
Develop the fundamental counselling skills required for speech pathologists working with people with post-stroke communication disabilities such as aphasia. The course aims to enable speech pathologists to feel confident and competent in their role to support psychological wellbeing in aphasia rehabilitation after stroke.
The CLEAR course provides:
- An introduction to counselling for speech pathologists with no previous counselling education or those wishing to revise their knowledge and skills
- An introduction to brief counselling approaches including person centred, motivational interviewing, behavioural activation, problem solving, solution focused, and narrative approaches
- An understanding of speech pathologists’ role and responsibilities for supporting psychological wellbeing in post-stroke aphasia rehabilitation
- An opportunity to engage with a community of speech pathologist peers to practice, discuss and problem solve issues relating to counselling and supporting psychological wellbeing in post-stroke aphasia rehabilitation
This online short course contains approximately 14 hours of self-directed online learning and two online workshops (2 –3.5 hours long) delivered via Zoom. A certificate of completion will be provided upon successful completion of the course.
The course takes an estimated total of 20 hours to complete over 8 weeks. Participants will have access to the content for up to four months.
Synchronous Zoom sessions will be held to practice the application of counselling skills. Participants will be provided with a choice of two workshop times on Wednesday and Friday in Weeks 5 and 7 in the late afternoon / early evening Australian Eastern Standard Time that they may select the time and date that best fits their schedule.
Discounts available for group bookings of 5 registration or more. Please email Kris Neil at K.Neil@latrobe.edu.au for details.
Online Workshop 1
Wednesday 15 Nov 23
3.00 pm – 6.30 pm AEST
Friday 17 Nov 23
3.00 pm – 6.30 pm AEST
Online Workshop 2
Wednesday 29 Nov 23
3.30 pm – 5.30 pm AEST
Friday 1 Dec 23
3.30 pm – 5.30 pm AEST
Course coordinator and lecturer:
- Dr. Jasvinder Sekhon is a speech pathologist, casual academic and researcher. Jas has worked in clinical, leadership, and academic roles across her career working with adults with communication and swallowing disorders. Jas completed her doctorate supervised by Professor Miranda Rose, Professor Ian Kneebone, and Professor Jennifer Oates at La Trobe University in 2022. The CLEAR course was evaluated as one of Jas’ PhD studies and results indicated that the CLEAR course improved speech pathologists’ self-reported confidence and competence to support psychological wellbeing for people with post-stroke aphasia and their families.
- Supporting psychological wellbeing
- Speech pathologists’ role and responsibility for supporting psychological wellbeing in post-stroke aphasia
- Foundation counselling skills
- Counselling in post stroke aphasia
- Applied learning
Intended Learning Outcomes:
- Understand speech pathologists' role and responsibility for supporting psychological wellbeing in post-stroke aphasia rehabilitation
- Apply foundation counselling skills to your speech pathology clinical practice
- Apply counselling skills for supporting psychological wellbeing in post-stroke aphasia rehabilitation in your work setting
- Apply client centred and problem-solving approaches in post-stroke aphasia rehabilitation
- Understand essential features of motivational interviewing, solution focused brief therapy and narrative approaches in post-stroke aphasia rehabilitation
- Engage in a community of practice to support knowledge and skill development during and after the short course
This course was developed under the supervision of Professors Jennifer Oates, Ian Kneebone, and Miranda Rose.
Course enquiries: Jasvinder Sekhon: email@example.com
Enrolment enquiries: Kris Neil: K.Neil@latrobe.edu.au