Strategic psychotherapy of stuttering: a structure of a problem, directions and techniques of treat



The unique experience of applying the strategic approach to psychotherapy of stut¬tering and results of using the most effective among selected psychotherapeutic techniques are presented in this paper. This article describes a structure of stutterers' psychological problem, traditional views on psychotherapy of stuttering and discusses how the speech therapists' and psychologists' mistakes lead to reinforcement of stutterers' problems. Results of psychotherapy with one stuttering client who was in treatment in accordance with selected direction and techniques are presented. Finally problems and perspectives of this research are discussed.

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Keywords: strategic psychotherapy, stuttering, logoneurosis, logofobia, a structure of a problem, dysfunctional problem solving attempts

Journal rubric: Workshop and Methods

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Kiselnikova N.V., Danina M.M. Strategic psychotherapy of stuttering: a structure of a problem, directions and techniques of treat. Konsul'tativnaya psikhologiya i psikhoterapiya = Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy, 2015. Vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 131–141. DOI: 10.17759/cpp.2015230208. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Natalia V. Kiselnikova, PhD in Psychology, Assistant Professor, Head of Laboratory of Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy, FBSSI «Psychological Institute of Russian Academy of Education», Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Maria M. Danina, PhD in Psychology, Senior researcher of the Laboratory of Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy, Psychological Institute of Russian Academy of Education, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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