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From: Mark Irwin
Date: 20 Oct 2008
Time: 07:47:46 -0500
Remote Name: 184.108.40.206
Nicole, I am not a counselor but I know from my work as a health care professional that skill and experience are not the only factors involved. The dynamics of the client/therapist relationship is also important. However I would suggest that using a scale like LSAS would allow the SLP to diagnose the severity of the social anxiety disorder and from that work out whether referral within a multidiciplinary team is necessary. The LSAS would also be an excellent way to measure the effectiveness of any counseling therapy. Thanks for your question.