Counseling in Chronic Aphasia - SLPA2072

Counseling in Chronic Aphasia

Integrating Psychological Theory with Professional Roles in Clinical Practice

by Linda S. Carozza, PhD, CCC-SLP and Noel Shafi, MS
(4.8 / 10 ratings )

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

Price: $12.00
CE-PRO Price: $6.00


Chronic aphasia is the condition in which the patient experiences long-term residual language deficits as a function of neurogenic disease. This group of people is long past acute patient stays, home care and outpatient services. Chronic aphasia and adjustment of the individual’s personality to loss is an underexplored theme in the area of rehabilitation. The purpose of this continuing education program is to educate new and experienced clinicians on the adult life stages and reactions to life stressors that may accompany the person with aphasia’s primary medical and speech-language diagnosis, and to describe the importance of counseling person’s with chronic aphasia as it pertains to the scope of practice of speech-language pathologists.


The goal of this chronic aphasia and psychology continuing education program is to provide speech-language pathologists with information on counseling adults with chronic aphasia in light of psychology theories of personality and development. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Explain why counseling is important in chronic aphasia rehabilitation.
  • Discuss how psychological functioning relates to functional outcome.
  • Describe the Holland, Erikson, and Kübler-Ross models and their implications for counseling adults with communication disorders in clinical practice.

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 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).
Linda S. Carozza, PhD, CCC-SLP Linda S. Carozza, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an associate professor at St. John’s University, Staten Island, N.Y. campus.
Disclosure: Ms. Carozza has no other relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose that related to this education activity.
Noel Shafi, MS is a graduate student at the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences at the University at Buffalo. He is a prospective Speech-Language Pathologist with an interest in adult neurogenic communication disorders.
Disclosure: Ms. Shafi has no other relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose that related to this education activity.

Course Originally Released on: 1/10/2014
Date of Most Recent Review: 10/9/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2022

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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Ernie K - scott city, MO  ·  Feb 29, 2020
I appreciate the courses offered by your organization. They are very informative and educational.
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MARY D - Gilbert, AZ  ·  Feb 18, 2020
Good material and different approaches to counseling
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Price: $12.00
CE-PRO Price: $6.00