Bridging Dysfluency Theory and Clinical Practice Series

Bridging Dysfluency Theory and Clinical Practice Series

Join us for a transformative four-part journey bridging critical theory and clinical practice in stuttering therapy. An international advanced workshop series for practitioners interested in a facilitated, group reflective learning opportunity. Note that numbers will be capped at 25 participants.

Workshop schedule:

1. May 13th 2024: Stuttering in Critical Focus - Led by Joshua St. Pierre, this workshop will set the theoretical stage, drawing from the insights of critical disability studies to highlight the value of dysfluency and transformative ways of relating to stuttering. 

2. June 10th 2024: Stuttering-affirming shared world building - Led by Sam Simpson, this workshop will draw from the theory presented in the first workshop to build a stuttering-affirming therapy framework. This will be illustrated through practice examples.  

3. July 8th 2024: Speech Work in a Critical Mode - Led by Chris Constantino, this workshop continues to focus on therapy specifics working from the framework presented in the second workshop.

4. September 9th 2024: Theory into practice: Reflections and conclusions - This final workshop will allow space for practitioners to reflect on their learning from the first three workshops and how they have integrated this into their practice.

Time: 6.00pm-9.00pm (London, BST) / 11:00am-2:00pm (Edmonton, MDT)

Costings for all four workshops:

- Clinicians (Early Bird - April 12, 2024): £120 / CAD $210

- Clinicians (Standard Fee): £170 / CAD $292

- Students: £40 / CAD $68

Don't miss this opportunity to broaden your perspective on stuttering therapy and enhance your clinical skills.

To attend, you need to be able to commit to all four sessions. All sessions will be delivered by Zoom. You will need to ensure a private, confidential environment with reliable Internet connection and use of a camera.

About the facilitators 

Joshua St Pierre, PhD, is Canada Research Chair in Critical Disability Studies, and Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Alberta. Joshua’s work invites Critical Disability Studies to consider the political and ethical dimensions of communication and its breakdown, and also seeks to conceptualize and generate resources for accessible and radically hospitable communicative practices. Joshua is an avid gardener.  

Sam Simpson is a speech and language therapist, person-centred counsellor, supervisor and trainer living outside London, England. Sam has a particular interest in critical disability studies, stammering activism and what stammering can teach us about ourselves and the world. In her free time, Sam enjoys walking her dog and family board games. 

Christopher Constantino, lives in Tallahassee with his wife, Megan, and sons, Augustine and Sebastian. He is a speech-language pathologist at Florida State University. He clinically supervises graduate students and researches how to improve the experience of stuttering. He teaches graduate classes on stuttering and counseling. Chris enjoys riding his bicycle.

Cancellation policy

If you want to cancel your place on this course, please note that notification in writing is required:

  • More than 28 days’ notice: If a full cancellation is requested an administration fee of £30 will be retained
  • 28 days or less: No refund can be offered
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Joshua St. Pierre

University of Alberta, Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Critical Disability Studies and Assistant Professor of Political Science  

Sam Simpson

Redefining Stammering, Speech and Language Therapist  

Christopher Constantino

Florida State University, Assistant Professor in the College of Communication & Information