This is a how-to-do-it and how-to-learn-it manual regarding counseling the communicatively disabled and their families. The emphasis is on helping students learn certain attitudes of focus, intentionality and trust. The book can be used as a text for a course on counseling, or by professionals as a self-learning manual. Specific interviewing and counseling behaviors are learned one at a time and gradually integrated into the clinical interview. Specific practice projects are offered in detail to enhance learning. The basic thrust of Counseling the Communicatively Disabled and Their Families is the idea that in order to learn to counsel you have to do it. This book organizes and structures what you have to do to learn it.Shames, George H. is the author of 'Counseling the Communicatively Disabled and Their Families: A Manual for Clinicians' with ISBN 9780205307999 and ISBN 020530799X.