A role for epistemic trust in speech-language pathology: A tutorial paper

Clarke, Angela, Meredith, Pamela J., Rose, Tanya A. and Daubney, Michael (2018) A role for epistemic trust in speech-language pathology: A tutorial paper. Journal of Communication Disorders, 72 54-63. doi:10.1016/j.jcomdis.2018.02.004

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Author Clarke, Angela
Meredith, Pamela J.
Rose, Tanya A.
Daubney, Michael
Title A role for epistemic trust in speech-language pathology: A tutorial paper
Journal name Journal of Communication Disorders   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1873-7994
Publication date 2018-02-14
Year available 2018
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jcomdis.2018.02.004
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 72
Start page 54
End page 63
Total pages 10
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA United States
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Abstract This paper provides an introduction to epistemic trust for speech-language pathologists (SLPs). 'Epistemic trust' describes a specific form of trust that an individual places in others when learning about the world, particularly the social world. To date, the relevance of epistemic trust to SLP clinical practice has received little theoretical or empirical attention. The aim of this paper is to define epistemic trust and explain its relationship with parent-child attachment and mentalization which have, in turn, been linked with language development and use. Suggestions are made for ways in which SLPs may encourage epistemic trust in clients, emphasizing the need to establish strong therapeutic alliances. The authors conclude that epistemic trust is an important consideration for SLPs and that further research exploring the relationship between epistemic trust and language skills is needed to better understand the interplay of these variables and inform clinical practice.
Keyword Epistemic trust
Speech-language pathology
Theory of mind
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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