Aphasia Couples Therapy: A Conversation-Based Practice - SLPA2059

Aphasia Couples Therapy: A Conversation-Based Practice

by Larry Boles, PhD, CCC-SLP
(4.6 / 23 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Audiology/SLP (0.10 CEU)

Price: $12.00
CE-PRO Price: $6.00


Under a variety of names, aphasia couples therapy (ACT) has at least a 20-year history of introducing family member training and “conversational coaching.” The training itself has taken several configurations, from the “education” of caregivers and family members to conversation-based participation by caregivers and family members. ACT brings the client with aphasia closer to the person (or at least a key person) with whom he or she communicates most often. Methods are reviewed for implementing ACT as an assessment and intervention strategy, as well as implications for its use with patients who are severely impaired.


The goal of this aphasia couples therapy continuing education program is to provide speech-language pathologists with information on providing aphasia couples therapy (ACT) to adult patients with aphasia. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Explain why couples-based therapy is important in aphasia rehabilitation
  • Discuss the history of ACT through examination of literature
  • Describe the methods used in ACT

Accreditation Information
The course is intended for speech-language pathologists
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Remember, ASHA CEUs cannot be awarded retroactively, so it is very important that you follow the instructions for earning ASHA CEUs. If you have any questions, contact ce@oncourselearning.com or 800-866-0919. Only those participants who follow the instructions for earning ASHA CEUs will have their course information submitted to the ASHA CE Registry.
This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
Larry Boles, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a professor at University of the Pacific, department of speech-language pathology. He has published works on couples-based aphasia therapy, counseling in aphasia and success stories in aphasia.
Disclosure: Larry Boles has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose that related to this education activity.

Course Originally Released on: 3/4/2014
Date of Most Recent Review: 8/6/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 9/30/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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MARY D - Gilbert, AZ  ·  Feb 05, 2020
The course had great examples when utilizing ACT.
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Christine M - PORTSMOUTH, NH  ·  Jan 13, 2020
ACT is a polyphasic complex treatment delivery method and it would be helpful to hear from spouses/SO about how they changed their interactions as a result of the ACT
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Catherine N - Pennington, NJ  ·  Dec 31, 2019
I could be more detailed
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Denyse M - Ardmore , AL  ·  Dec 29, 2019
Rate 5 Great course, very interesting information with functional application provided in an effective way
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Rebecca R - Tampa, FL  ·  Dec 12, 2019
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Price: $12.00
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