Slaying the Iceberg Beast with Dr. Rick Arenas (Ep. 666)

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Dr. Rick Arenas

Dr. Rick Arenas joins Chaya Goldstein to discuss slaying the stuttering iceberg and consider what is the change you actually want.

Rick Arenas Ph.D. is an associate professor at the University of New Mexico in the department of Speech and Hearing Sciences. He received a bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. all from the University of Iowa. His primary area of research is developmental stuttering. In his early career he focused on the neurobiological mechanisms involved in the variability of stuttering across contexts. Recently his research has transitioned toward the way people relate to their stuttering and how it plays a role in their personal narrative. Using qualitative methods, he is investigating how people who stutter change their thoughts and beliefs to live harmoniously with stuttering.

Read Dr. Arena’s Stuttering Foundation blog post on A Father’s Advice. Watch Rick’s keynote address at the FRIENDS Who Stutter annual conference. Read Dr. Arena’s Slaying the Iceberg Beast presentation.