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The Role of Acceptance, Commitment, and Mindfulness in Stuttering Therapy
Moderator: Courtney Byrd, PhD, CCC-SLP

Date: Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

Time: 7pm-8:15pm ET

Description: Research has demonstrated that through acceptance and commitment therapy persons who stutter can learn a range of skills that mitigate negative thoughts and feelings about stuttering and facilitate progress towards valued communication goals. A panel of adults who recently completed an Acceptance and Commitment Workshop will discuss how their participation led to the following meaningful outcomes: 1) reduced avoidance behaviors; 2) increased acceptance of self and stuttering; and 3) effective management of difficult thoughts and feelings through mindfulness skills. Participants will provide insight for clinicians and other persons who stutter who are considering employing this approach and will share how these outcomes helped them to move forward in their lives in ways that their thoughts, feelings about their stuttering previously prevented. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask the adults about their experiences and recommendations.

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Target Audience: Speech-Language Pathologists, Adults who Stutter
There is no fee for this event
This course is not eligible for CEUs

Bio: Courtney Byrd, PhD, CCC-SLP, is Vice President of Continuing Education for The Stuttering Foundation, Founding Director of the Michael and Tami Lang Stuttering Institute, Principal Investigator of the Dr. Jennifer and Emanuel Bodner Developmental Stuttering Lab, and Professor, Associate Chair and Graduate Adviser Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at The University of Texas at Austin.

Jul 24, 2019 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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