Psychotherapy and Aphasia: Interventions for Emotional Wellbeing and Relationships is an exciting international collaboration between clinical neuropsychologists, speech and language therapists, and family therapists that details a range of innovative psychotherapeutic interventions to enable people with communication disorders and their families to access meaningful support.
People with aphasia and other acquired communication disorders can face significant challenges accessing emotional support. Many traditional forms of psychotherapy are based around spoken language, rendering it inaccessible for many people with communication disorders. But the book details a range of techniques that move away from reliance on spoken language, including total communication strategies, the use of meaningful objects, experiential process, group experience and mind-body practices.
Featuring clinical examples which cover a range of stroke and neurology service contexts, the book includes contributions from a range of therapeutic models; from speech and language therapy and family therapy to clinical neuropsychology, cognitive-behavioural, systemic, narrative and mind-body traditions. It therefore provides clinicians with a wide-range of practical and theoretical tools to explore when supporting survivors who experience psychological distress during rehabilitation. It is the only book aimed at both speech and language therapists and psychotherapists, and will open up new pathways to support.
Kate Meredith & Giles N Yeates
1. Time to step up: A call for the speech pathology profession to utilise stepped psychological care for people with aphasia post stroke.
Brooke Ryan, Linda Worrall, Jasvinder Sekhon, Caroline Baker, Marcella Carragher, Jaycie Bohan, Emma Power, Miranda Rose, Nina Simmons-Mackie, Leanne Togher, Ian Kneebone
2. Neuropsychoanalytic formulation and micro-psychodynamic intervention in sub-cortical semantic aphasia.
3. A Personal Construct Psychology Approach to Aphasia:
4. Supporting Families with Aphasia to Explore Relationships
Kate Meredith, Speech and Language Therapist and Family and Systemic Psychotherapist
5. A preliminary study of "Laboratorio di Conversazione Narrativa": group psychotherapy assisting communication for aphasic people
Stefano Monte, Maristella Crielesi, Mariateresa Matera, Kate Meredith, Rossella Muò.
6. Structured narrative therapy for children with acquired brain injury and severe communication difficulties.
7. Mindfulness Interventions for People with Aphasia – Case Evidence from Individual and Group Therapy Formats.
Maristella Crielesi, Lauren Roche, Giulia Monopoli, Giles N Yeates, Stefano Monte
8. The Potential Contribution of Mind-Body Interventions within Psychological Support following Aphasia: A conceptual review and case study.
Giles N Yeates