Original Articles

The Value of Life Design Counselling for an Adolescent who Stutters

Published in: Journal of Psychology in Africa
Volume 21, issue 3, 2011 , pages: 479–485
DOI: 10.1080/14330237.2011.10820486
Author(s): Jacobus G. MareeUniversity of Pretoria,, Yolene HanckeUniversity of Pretoria,


This study reports the results of a life design approach case study with an adolescent with stuttering. A variety of postmodern techniques were used to engage the adolescent in life design conversations about a preferred and meaningful future. Post-intervention, the individual seemed more capable of making a career choice with a sense of empowerment or personal agency. Life design counselling enabled the individual to engage in meaningful career exploration.

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