Confident Clinician

Confident Clinician

Last updated December 2, 2022

The Compassionate Clinician

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The Compassionate Clinician


Course Summary

Compassion leads to better patient outcomes and better clinician well-being. What counseling strategies can help your patients achieve their speech therapy goals? Find out what is truly within our scope of practice as SLPs. Hear from individuals in the mental-health care field PLUS patients who have received counseling in their therapy sessions.

Course Learning Objectives

1 Learners will be able to identify two obstacles with behavior changes in patients with voice disorders.
2 Learners will be able to describe two counseling tools for promoting positive patient outcomes in voice therapy.
3 Learners will be able to discuss self care strategies for enhancing clinician well being

Kristie Knickerbocker, MS, CCC-SLP is CEO of A TEMPO Voice Center, a private practice voice rehabilitation clinic in Fort Worth, Texas. She also creates videos, downloadable e- products and blogs to educate and aid SLPs in evaluation and treatment of voice disorders that have been used worldwide.

Cara Bryan, MA, CCC-SLP is the owner and speech pathologist for South Tampa Voice Therapy, a private practice located in Tampa, FL. She has extensive experience in clinical voice management and is passionate about educating graduate students and practicing clinicians in the assessment and treatment of voice disorders.

 Aaron Ziegler, PhD, CCC-SLP is Co-Director, Speech-Language Pathologist, and Singing Voice Specialist at The Wellness Group for Voice, Speech, and Swallowing, an independent group practice in Portland, Oregon that provides in-person and online habilitative and rehabilitative services. He also trains future and current clinicians around the world on managing patients with voice disorders.


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