Title

Solution-focused co-therapy for a couple with aphasia

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Asia Pacific Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing

ISSN

1361-3286

Volume

5

Issue

2

DOI

10.1179/136132800805576988

First Page

73

Last Page

78

Publication Date

1-1-2000

Abstract

A speech-language pathologist (SLP) and a social worker co-treated a couple using Solution Focused Therapy (SFT). The female member of the couple had aphasia, and sought therapy with her husband because they were having difficulty in their relationship. A single session of SFT is analysed. Finding exceptions to ‘problem behaviour’, emphasizing the positive, solution-focused reinforcement, and the changing roles of the SLP and social worker are highlighted. A ‘fully collaborative’ role was adopted by the therapists.

Comments

Journal Title Note: Asia Pacific Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing (ISSN: 1361-3286) from 1996-2012. Currently known as Speech, Language and Hearing (ISSN: 2050-571X).