Multiple voices in Charles Van Riper's desensitization therapy.

  title={Multiple voices in Charles Van Riper's desensitization therapy.},
  author={M. Leahy},
  journal={International journal of language \& communication disorders},
  volume={43 Suppl 1},
  • M. Leahy
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • International journal of language & communication disorders
BACKGROUND Charles Van Riper (1905-94) author, researcher and practitioner, was one of the major contributors to the field of stuttering in the 20th century. His series of Action Therapy videotapes provide a useful model of how therapy was implemented by a master clinician. AIMS Van Riper's session with a client is analysed to reveal how voices are used by these two participants during desensitization therapy, and to demonstrate how Van Riper's expertise manifests itself during the session… Expand
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