Saturday, March 10, 2012

Joseph Agius: Using humour

Joseph Agius does what I want therapists to do, namely to talk about aspects of therapy. He chooses the topic of humour. His talk is quite funny. For example, he asked therapists whether they use humour in therapy (result: 95), and he asked patients (result: 20% use humour)

He then switched to gelotophobia, the fear of being laughed at, and how pws differ to fluent speakers. They only seem to be relevant to situations where stuttering is relevant.

He went too fast through the slides, so I cannot catch up, but he mostly shows how humour is affecting stuttering/psychosocial functioning and therapy. Some techniques are shifting perspective, exaggerating, word plays, and self deprecation.

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