2003 IFA Congress: Montreal, Canada

Using Cognitive Therapy in Group-Work with Young Adults

Jane Fry, and Frances Cook

The Michael Palin Centre for Stammering Children, Finsbary Health Centre, Pine St., London EC1R OLP


Cognitive Therapy principles and techniques are increasingly used in the treatment of young adults and adults who stutter. This paper is a summary of a workshop describing how Cognitive Therapy as developed by Beck (1976) and others, has been applied within a group treatment programme for young adults who stutter, between 15 and 18 years of age, at the Michael Palin Centre for Stammering Children. This two-week intensive therapy programme combines communication skills training, speech management strategies, and core Cognitive Therapy techniques which are seen as instrumental in promoting therapeutic change.
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