Let's Talk, Stuttering, Social Anxiety, and iGlebe

Presenter: 
Canadian Stuttering Association
Date: 
June 26 2022
Category: 
Students
Speech-Language Pathology

Many persons who stutter (PWS) experience anxiety in anticipation of verbal interactions with others, whether in social or performance situations.

Anxiety is often associated with fear of embarrassment, humiliation, negative judgment, or rejection. This fear can cause emotional distress and lead to avoidance behaviour, which can have significant negative consequences for personal, social and professional development. It has been reported that about fifty percent of persons affected by stuttering present with symptoms of social anxiety. What is social anxiety and how does it manifest? Most importantly, what can be done about it?

Join us for an interactive online session about stuttering, social anxiety, and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) on Sunday, June 26, 2022, from 7 to 9 p.m. EDT. The session will be led by Doctors Mark Onslow and Ross Menzies of the Australian Stuttering Research Centre who completed important work on social anxiety and stuttering. It will include an explanation of the basics of CBT, and provide an overview of iGlebe, a standalone online CBT treatment designed specifically for adolescents and adults who stutter. Doctors Onslow and Menzies will discuss the clinical trial evidence for iGlebe and invite you to ask questions and share your experiences and insights.

Reserve your front-row seat for only $10! Can’t make it? No problem.

Register and you will be able to view a recording of the session at a more convenient time.

 

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