This online course is designed to contribute and advance counseling skills for the SLP. You will learn a variety of counseling tools and techniques which can be applied to both adult and pediatric clients. Many aspects of a strengths-based approach, solution focused brief therapy (SFBT), and cognitive therapy (CT) will be addressed providing you with tools for building client self-esteem, self-confidence, and motivation. All of the above will contribute an essential component for assessment and treatment of the whole individual in the context of his or her life. The presentation will guide you through various counseling programs in easy to follow sequences. You will be given multiple opportunities to engage with the material in preparation for integration into their practice with clients and their families. You will learn to emphasize strengths, elaborate on goals to achieve maximum success, and reframe negative thinking styles related to communication disorders. Offered for 0.35 SLP CEUs – 3.5 Contact Hours.
Course Run Time: 3:30:00
The content of this online CE course does not focus exclusively on any specific proprietary product or service. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found in the Presenter & Disclosures area.
Video PowerPoint presentation with author narration & downloadable handout.
Cyndi Stein-Rubin, MS, CCC-SLP, is a certified speech-language pathologist, a professional life coach, and a specialist in the field of human development. Her area of expertise is in coaching and counseling students, clients, and families in the area of communication disorders, and her private practice focuses primarily on adults with disorders of fluency and voice. Cyndi is a full-time faculty member, lecturer, and clinical supervisor in the Department of Speech Communication Arts and Sciences at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (CUNY). She is the recipient of the 2009 college-wide Award for Excellence in Teaching and has served on the committee for the past four years to select future award winners. She delivers interactive and experiential workshops and presentations, drawing from fields such as positive and cognitive psychology, solution-focused based therapy, and the Coactive Coaching Model. Cyndi is the first author of a co-authored textbook, “A Guide to Clinical Assessment and Professional Report Writing in Speech-Language Pathology” (Cengage Learning, 2012).
Financial — Cyndi Stein-Rubin is a coauthor of the text, "A Guide to Clinical Assessment and Professional Report Writing in Speech-Language Pathology"; receives royalty payments.
Financial — Cyndi Stein-Rubin is an author of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.
Nonfinancial — Cyndi Stein-Rubin has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
This program is offered for 0.35 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).
ASHA CEUs: NSS online courses are registered with ASHA and are offered for ASHA CEUs. The number of ASHA CEUs is noted above. Note that 0.1 ASHA CEU = 1 contact hour = equals 1 CEE.
ASHA CE Registry: During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.
ASHA CEUs: Attendees must meet at least one of the following conditions in order to be eligible to earn ASHA CEUs:
If an attendee is not an ASHA member or CCC holder but meets any of the above criteria, they may inform the ASHA CE Registry of their eligibility by visiting this site.
Licensing Boards: Most state licensing boards DO accept CEUs earned online (usually classified as home-study credits). Some state boards do, however, place a limit to the number of credits that can be earned via home study/online courses. For the most current information, we suggest that you contact your licensing board or agency to verify acceptance policies and/or any credit limits related to home-study courses prior to registering for this course.
Additional accrediting agencies by which Northern Speech is an approved CE provider:
Course Completion Timeframe:
You have unlimited time to complete our online courses. You may log off and log on as often as you’d like to in order to complete all sections of a course.
However, completion dates are based on Eastern Standard Time. Therefore, if you need your CEUs by a certain date, be sure to complete the course test before 11:59pm EST on that date. For example, if you need CEUs before January 1st, you will need to complete the course test before 11:59pm EST on December 31st.
Access to course materials and content does not expire, even after completing the post test. You may continue to review course material by logging into your NSS account, clicking the My Online Courses tab, and then viewing your desired course.
Certificate of Completion:
On successful completion of the post test (80%), a certificate will be immediately available for download and/or printing. This certificate will include your name, date of completion (based on Eastern Time Zone, USA/Canada), and number of contact hours (CEUs / CEEs). Please note that CEUs are awarded on the date of successful test completion, not the date of course enrollment. Please ensure that you successfully complete the post test prior to any licensure renewal dates.
ASHA CE Registry Submission:
During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.
Purchase orders are NOT accepted when registering for online courses. Payment must be made online in the form of a credit or debit card payment.
What is an Online Course?
Our Online Courses consist of video, audio, and/or text content and are offered for ASHA CEUs. Unlike a webinar, which requires participants to be logged on and at a computer at specific times, our Online Courses are available to you at any time, from any device, via your NorthernSpeech.com online account. You may work at your own pace and start and stop your course as you wish. Your course will conclude with a short post test. On successful completion of the post test (>80%), a printable certificate of completion is presented to you.
Northern Speech is an ASHA CE Provider and our online courses are registered with ASHA and offered for ASHA CEUs. Please note that successful completion of the online post test is required prior to the awarding of CEUs. Please contact your state licensing board for acceptance policies related to CEUs earned online.
Registering for an online course:
You may browse all online courses by clicking the Continuing Education tab above, then Online Courses. Once you find a course, click Enroll Now, and you will be asked to either log into your existing Northern Speech account or create a new online account. Once you’ve entered your account information and provided your credit card payment, your course will be immediately available to you.
Accessing your purchased course or returning to a purchased course:
You will be able to access your online course by logging into your Northern Speech account and then clicking the My Online Courses tab on your profile screen. Click the course you would like to start or to resume. From there, proceed through the course sections until you are ready to complete the post test. You do not have to complete your course all at once. You may log on and off as you wish.
Each online course concludes with a post test consisting of multiple choice or true & false questions. Scores of 80% or greater are required for successful course completion and awarding of CEUs. You may revisit course materials and retest as needed to achieve a passing score.
Number of CEUs offered:
We offer courses from 1 to 21 contact hours. Each course will note the number of CEUs offered. Please note that 0.1 CEU = 1 contact hour = 1 CEE.
State licensing boards and online CEUs:
NSS is an ASHA CE Provider and most state licensing boards DO accept ASHA CEUs earned online (usually classified as home-study credits). Some boards do, however, place a limit to the number of CEUs that can be earned via home study/online courses. For the most current information, we suggest that you contact your licensing board or agency to verify acceptance policies and/or any CEU limits related to home-study courses prior to enrolling in an online course.
Our course formats include: text, audio, video, and PowerPoint with author narration. Each course will note the format on the course description page.
Most of our online courses provide a link to download the accompanying handout as a PDF file.
Groups of 3 or more are eligible for a 20% discount on each registration on most of our online courses. To receive this discount, registrations need to be processed together via the "Group Rates" tab on the Online Course of your choice.
For our online courses to function best, we recommend that you update your computer to include the newest version of your Internet browser (Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Internet Explorer, etc.) and newest version of your computer's operating system. Also a high-speed Internet connection is recommended (cable or DSL). Speakers or headphones will be required for many of our courses as many contain audio components.
Course Cancellation Policy:
A purchased online course can be exchanged, refunded, or transferred to another individual if contact is made with NSS (via phone or email) within 30 days of purchase and the course materials have not been viewed or downloaded.
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"I liked the convenience of the course." – M.C. (Apr. 2020)
"Good reminder delving deeper into patient as a whole person, helping them to see they are not defined by deficit." – N.E. (Jan. 2020)
"Excellent macro topic. The concepts were interesting and applicable to my practice but I felt the practical application were lost in the speaker's verbosity." – G.R. (Dec. 2019)
"I found each section of this course beneficial in increasing my understanding of counseling as it relates to speech pathology and stuttering. Self-paced, great information, hand-outs and resources." – J.T. (Oct. 2019)
"Very thorough explanation with examples. I liked that the information presented was relevant." – A.R. (Sept. 2019)
"I appreciated the discussions on setting goals that are patient specific and asking clients what's important for them to be successful." – R.K. (Aug. 2019)
"I liked the video clips providing an example of how to ask questions during a therapy session. However, I expected an example of a session implementing the cognitive behavioral approach and examples of therapy goals and data collection." – H.S. (July 2019)
"The specific counseling strategies Cyndi reviewed and modeled were most beneficial. I loved the video examples and easy to follow guide for counseling clients with voice and fluency disorders." – H.G. (June 2019)
"I found the strength based perspective and solution focused brief therapy to be very helpful. The course was informative and interactive, and the topic was interesting and useful." – S.M. (Mar. 2019)
"I liked the ability to observe the excrescence and go through them independently at my own pace vs in a large setting. I thought this was highly effective. The videos/demonstration of how to apply these counseling principles were excellent." – F.J. (Dec. 2018)
"I thought that the SFBT model was extremely helpful as was the supporting videos." – T.F. (Dec. 2018)
"I liked the practical application of the information and that it can be used right away in any relationship - work or personal." – J.J. (Nov. 2018)
"I like that the speaker gave examples from real-life situations." – E.G. (Oct. 2018)
"I liked the video clips of working with actual clients through the exercises to see how it is done in a therapy session." – J.C. (June 2018)
"All the discussions were good! I especially liked the visuals/handouts for using with clients. I liked that while these techniques for addressing and dealing with client stress were presented in a calm and sensitive manner, I found my own level of stress with regards to working with these clients was diminished!" – P.B. (June 2018)
"All the subjects discussed were very interesting." – L.B. (May 2018)
"This is a very good course that would benefit all speech pathologists regardless of population served or environment in which they work." – G.M. (Nov. 2017)
"The video examples from sessions were great. Break-out activities were useful for understanding the techniques that were involved and getting familiar with the concepts." – J.S. (Oct. 2017)
"This training provided useful tips on how to not only look for areas that need attention but to identify areas of strength. This skill or changing the way we think can be very useful with anyone or situation we encounter." – E.B. (June 2017)
"I enjoyed the cognitive model of counseling and therapy. I liked the videos and interactive activities." – E.H. (May 2017)
"I appreciated the discussion on scaling interviews and just the notion of linking listening, language and the present and future." – R.R. (Feb. 2017)
"I liked the specific techniques, although I hoped the course would be more focused on how to help children." – L.B. (Nov. 2016)
"I liked the second section pertaining to the questions to ask." – A.W. (Aug. 2016)
"All of the content is beneficial. Counseling is applicable to all SLP populations. I liked the content, handouts, speaker presentation, videos, and examples." – J.L. (Aug. 2016)
"The discussions on the 3:1 ratio and ABC model were really helpful." – C.W. (Aug. 2016)
"The discussion of SFBT and ABCD approaches were most beneficial because they were specific and applicable to the counseling that should happen with certain clients. I liked the outlines of the counseling techniques." – T.R. (June 2016)
"I liked the provision of questions and examples." – A.G. (May 2016)
"I really enjoyed the solution focused brief therapy. I liked the explicit examples and videos." – S.B. (May 2016)
"I appreciated the cognitive model and the many examples and hands on activities." – S.B. (Mar. 2016)
"The discussion on cognitive therapy as it applies to stutterers was most helpful for me. I liked the ideas and forms presented. I felt the pace of the course was a little slow." – J.P. (Mar. 2016)
"The session about solution focus brief therapy was very beneficial. I liked learning to address what is important to the client at a given time." – M.R. (Mar. 2016)
"Going over how to help clients reframe negative thoughts to promote better feelings about themselves and hopefully motivate them to reach goals was incredibly valuable. I liked the 3 separate methods that can be used with most age groups treated." – J.P. (Mar. 2016)
"I appreciated the value of focusing on a client's strengths rather than their weaknesses. I liked that the explanations were easy to understand." – R.G. (Mar. 2016)
"All information and techniques can be used functionally and daily in therapy." – S.G. (Mar. 2016)