Back row: Freund, Luper, Johnson, Sheehan, Van Riper
Front row: Williams, Fraser, Ainsworth, West
Malcolm Fraser: Gentlemen, before we begin, I say above all, let's be practical.
Stanley Ainsworth: If we're going to get this job finished, we've got to consider broad categories first, and details later. Here are your assignments. . .
Fraser: Do it any way you want, just so you are practical.
Ainsworth: I'm sure there is much basic agreement here, and our job is to find it. Hal and I have dittoed all the techniques ever recommended by Van Riper, Gypsy Rose Lee, and the Bogue Institute. Let's start with those.
Charles Van Riper: But are we doing what we really want to do? Are we following wise procedures? I doubt the wisdom of all of this.
Wendell "Jack" Johnson: What we need are data. . . . Facts. . . . More facts. . . . Our job. . . . get 'em.
Dean Williams: I'm with you there, Jack.
Joseph Sheehan: But facts aren't very psychotherapeutic. The stutterer has got to get integrated in new roles, that's all. That's his way out of the problem.
Fraser: Gentlemen, let's be practical.
Ainsworth: At least we can all agree, the stutterer has a problem.
Robert West: From the medical standpoint, I can't agree with that. Think of all the worse things he could have. Muscular dystrophy, for instance. Or syphilis.
Henry Freund: But what are we doing to the patient? You can't treat him with just a simple set of rules.
Fraser: You fellows may know what you're doing, but let's be practical.
Williams: All sounds like spookology to me.
Hal Luper: I'm not an authority here, but if I may say- - - -
Freund: Let's accentuate the positive. . . . eliminate the negative.
Sheehan: And cut out Mr. In-between.
Van Riper: get rid of fixations and tremors.
Johnson: What do you mean, fixations? It tends primarily to be a matter of your evaluations.
West: Speaking of tremors, what about epilepsy?
Fraser: Gentlemen, remember we've got to be practical.
Ainsworth: We've got to get organized! - integrated. Think big. We'll never finish at this rate.
West: Rate. Rate of diadochokinesis. That reminds me of a medical problem. Take Huntington's Chorea, for instance.
Johnson: But where are the data? Just the facts, that's all. Just the facts. Our job. . . state 'em in operational language.
Sheehan: Sounds too concrete to me. You've got to have some sensitivity and clinical judgment. Let's reduce the avoidance drive.
Williams: Now there's real spookalogy for you.
Luper: If I may say a word - - -
Ainsworth: Let's look at the big picture. Get integrated.
West: That reminds me of a medical problem. Tabes dorsalis.
Van Riper: I think we're all trapped in the wrong postural fixation.
Freund: Let's remember the patient. Oedipus complex? What's the difference as long as he loves his mother?
Williams: Eliminate the "it."
Johnson: Change the evaluations.
West: Get rid of the spirochetes.
Sheehan: Build up the approach.
Van Riper: Desensitize.
Ainsworth: We'll never finish this way.
Johsnon: What do you mean, "finish"? Aren't we going to end with "et cetera?"
West: That reminds me of a medical problem. Bubonic plague.
Fraser: Gentlemen, above all, I say let's be practical.