Counselling Education in Aphasia Rehabilitation (CLEAR)

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SC-88
Support psychological wellbeing in aphasia rehabilitation after stroke

A short course for speech pathologists working with people with post-stroke aphasia and their families

$495.00

Key facts

Course category
Health and Medicine, Allied Health
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Duration
8 weeks access from registration date
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Prerequisite/s
You will hold a speech pathology qualification (Bachelor, Master or equivalent) and work (or have previously worked) with people with post-stroke aphasia and their families.
Certification
Certificate of Attendance

Why this course?

Develop the fundamental counselling skills required for speech pathologists working with people with post-stroke communication disabilities such as aphasia, and feel confident and competent in supporting psychological wellbeing in aphasia rehabilitation after stroke.

Why study a short course at La Trobe

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Course content

Topics include

  • 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 course was developed under the supervision of Professors Jennifer Oates, Ian Kneebone and Miranda Rose. 

 

Course enquiries: Jasvinder Sekhon: j.sekhon@latrobe.edu.au

Discounts available for group bookings of 5 registration or more.  For information on group bookings or registrations, enquire at executive_professional_education@latrobe.edu.au.

You’ll learn:

  • To understand the speech pathologists' role and responsibility for supporting psychological wellbeing in post-stroke aphasia rehabilitation
  • To apply foundation counselling skills to your speech pathology clinical practice
  • To apply counselling skills for supporting psychological wellbeing in post-stroke aphasia rehabilitation in your work setting
  • Client centred and problem-solving approaches in post-stroke aphasia rehabilitation
  • The essential features of motivational interviewing, solution focused brief therapy and narrative approaches in post-stroke aphasia rehabilitation
  • To engage in a community of practice to support knowledge and skill development during and after the short course.

Your study experience

This online short course contains approximately 14 hours of self-directed online learning and two synchronous online workshops (up to 3.5 hours) to practice the application of counselling skills, facilitated via Zoom. 

A certificate of attendance will be provided upon completion of the course.  The estimated time commitment is 20 hours over 8 weeks and participants will have access to the content for up to four months.

 

Dr Jasvinder Sekhon

The Course Coordinator is Dr Jasvinder Sekhon, 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 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.

Vanessa Rohlf 

Vanessa is a Research Officer in the School of Psychology and Public Health, and is a consultant, therapist, and educator specialising in compassion fatigue, stress management, pet loss, and animal bereavement.

Professors Jennifer Oates, Ian Kneebone and Miranda Rose 

This course was developed under the supervision of Professors Jennifer Oates, Ian Kneebone and Miranda Rose. 

Course enquiries: Jasvinder Sekhon: j.sekhon@latrobe.edu.au
Enrolment enquiries: Kris Neil: K.Neil@latrobe.edu.au.

Frequently Asked Questions

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