Facing Shame and When is Therapy Over? (Ep. 556)

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Jeff Shames

While self help and therapy often reduce shame and increase self acceptance for people who stutter, sometimes negative feelings persist, linger or return. How should people who stutter and professionals respond when shame and embarrassment persist? On the second half of today’s episode we discuss the question “When is therapy over?” When should professionals “dismiss” clients and when should people who stutter consider ending treatment? Today on StutterTalk, Jeff Shames and Robert “the Expert” Quesal join Peter Reitzes to discuss these important issues.

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Dr. Robert Quesal, Ph.D.

Jeff Shames is a social worker, psychotherapist, filmmaker and writer who co-founded the Manhattan Stuttering Group. Jeff co-produced the documentary films Spit It Out and My First Friends Convention.

Robert Quesal, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is a professor emeritus of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Western Illinois University, a person who stutters, a fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and a retired Board Certified Specialist in Fluency and Fluency Disorders.