The Congress Organising Team are delighted to offer delegates a choice of two  workshops running on Tuesday 17th July 2018 in Hiroshima as optional, post-congress events.

Solution Focused Brief Therapy Workshop

The first workshop on offer is hosted by the IFA, who have arranged for Ali Berquez and Elaine Kelman, members of the Speech and Language Therapy team working at the Michael Palin Centre for Stammering, London, (UK) to present a workshop on Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). This day long workshop will introduce the principles and practice of SFBT, and explore ways to use this approach with children, young people and families.

The day will include teaching, discussion and practical exercises as well as use of video examples. Due to the nature of this workshop, it will be delivered in English without a translation option, however all delegates are welcome to attend.

This workshop will be run from 9:30am to 4:45pm at the Hiroshima International Youth House (approximately 5 minutes walk from the International Conference Center Hiroshima where the main Congress is held). 

This workshop is being offered for the very reasonable price of 6,500 yen (approx. $60) per person and delegates can sign up for this through the registration process. Lunch will be provided within the delegate fee.

For further details about this workshop, please click here to download a pdf file (2018 World Congress SFBT post conference workshop.pdf). We hope that we will be able to offer CEU credits for the SFBT workshop.


Cluttering Workshop

The second workshop on offer is hosted by the JSSFD, who have arranged for Yvonne van Zaalen and Isabella Reichel (authors of the book 'Cluttering. Curent views on its nature, diagnosis and treatment') to present a workshop on Cluttering. As a result of this workshop, participants will be able to differentiate among cluttering, stuttering and other communication and learning disorders. The causes of cluttering will be explained by the underlying neurological and linguistic processes of language production.This will be followed by an analysis of theoretical bases for subtyping of cluttering. Furthemore, a comprehensive program of cluttering treatment will be set forth. Throughout this workshop, videos with case examples will be demonstrated to illustrate intervention planning and current therapeutic approaches. In summary, this workshop will not merely provide speech therapists with a theoretical framework for understanding the multifaceted phenomenon of cluttering, it will also assist them by presenting clinical insights into the diagnosis and management of this frequently overlooked -- and often misdiagnosed -- communication disorder.

This workshop will be run from 9:00am to 5:00pm at the Satellite Campus of Hiroshima Prefectural University. This venue is an easy walk from the ICCH (where the main Congress will take place) and on Tuesday 17th July it will be posible to meet in front of the ICCH for delegates to walk together to the Cluttering workshop venue. Unfortunately, food and drink is not allowed inside the Satellite Campus (other than water in plastic bottles) and therefore no catering is provided for this workshop, however delegates can find a range of options to self cater lunch in the nearby area.

The Cluttering workshop is being offered with the benefits of consecutive translation into Japanese, making it accessible to both English language speakers and Japanese language speakers. The nature of consecutive translation means that workshop participants can anticipate that the workshop progresses at a relaxed pace, to allow breaks for translation between languages.

This workshop is being generously subsidised by the Japan Society of Stuttering and other Fluency Disorders. Workshop fees are 4,000 yen (approx. $38) per person and a limited number of  discounted places are available at 1,000 yen (approx. $9.50) for students in full-time education. Delegates can sign up for this workshop through the registration process. 

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