The SLP as Counselor for the Transgender Client This article describes the characteristics of the speech-language pathologist as counselor and outlines skills that the speech-language pathologist should possess to be an effective counselor with transgender clients. Three counseling approaches are described as they relate to working with transgender clients and the reader is given insight into how to ... Article
Article  |   October 12, 2017
The SLP as Counselor for the Transgender Client
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  • Richard K. Adler
    Private Practice Consulting, Ann Arbor, MI
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Voice Disorders / Special Populations / Transgender / Speech, Voice & Prosody / Part 2
Article   |   October 12, 2017
The SLP as Counselor for the Transgender Client
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, October 2017, Vol. 2, 92-101. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG10.92
History: Received January 2, 2017 , Revised March 7, 2017 , Accepted April 18, 2017
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, October 2017, Vol. 2, 92-101. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG10.92
History: Received January 2, 2017; Revised March 7, 2017; Accepted April 18, 2017

This article describes the characteristics of the speech-language pathologist as counselor and outlines skills that the speech-language pathologist should possess to be an effective counselor with transgender clients. Three counseling approaches are described as they relate to working with transgender clients and the reader is given insight into how to use each approach; the author offers a new approach that is related directly to voice therapy with the transgender client.

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