Stammering Therapy from the Inside


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Stammering Therapy from the Inside:
New Perspectives on Working with Young People and Adults

Edited by Carolyn Cheasman, Rachel Everard and Sam Simpson
ISBN: 978-1-907-826-07-8


This book brings the richness of contemporary stammering therapy for young people and adults into
the public domain. By including many innovative and previously undocumented approaches, it broadens
the discourse and extends the boundaries of thinking about stammering theory. A key and unique
aspect of the book is that the majority of chapters will be co-authored by therapists and clients in order
to deepen our knowledge of therapy in line with recent trends in narrative-based practice.

Chapters explore the following therapy approaches:

  • Cognitive behaviour therapy
  • The City Lit integrated approach to stammering therapy
  • 1:1 therapy revisited
  • Interiorized stammering therapy
  • Self-advocacy
  • Working with teenagers in groups
  • Narrative therapy
  • Mindfulness and stammering
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy
  • Neuro-linguistic programming
  • Feelings and stammering
  • Stammering, imagework and self-esteem

The Editors

All three editors are experienced in the field of stammering therapy. Carolyn Cheasman and Rachel
Everard are based at City Lit, a UK national centre for work with adults who stammer. Sam Simpson
also worked at City Lit between 1995 and 2001 prior to setting up an independent speech and language
therapy and counselling partnership (www.intandem.co.uk). Together Carolyn, Rachel and Sam bring
shared and complementary areas of specialist knowledge of stammering and narrative approaches
to documenting therapy. Additionally, they have produced a rich body of published work and are well
respected within their fi elds of expertise

Published by J&R Press, United Kingdom.
Made available in the United States through an agreement with Stuttering Therapy Resources, Inc.