Continuing education

Continuing Professional Education in Stuttering

Within Australia and New Zealand professional education is conducted by a consortium under the banner Continuing Professional Education in Stuttering.

This program of professional education in stuttering is conducted for speech pathologists. The program has been running since 1997 and has proved most popular with clinicians. Events are conducted by researchers and clinicians with extensive experience in the field of stuttering. CPES is run by the ASRC at the University of Sydney, the Stuttering Unit at South Western Sydney Local Health District and the Department of Linguistics at Macquarie University. Events include workshops, webinars and clinic observation days. Members of the CPES team may also provide presentations to other groups, such as preschool teachers, on request.

The CPES management committee comprises of Stacey Sheedy and Verity MacMillan (Stuttering Unit, South Western Sydney Local Health District), Elisabeth Harrison (Department of Linguistics, Macquarie University), Mark Onslow and Jane Kelly (ASRC, the University of Sydney), and Brenda Carey and Anna Hearne (private practitioners).

To discuss your group's individual needs, email the CPES Coordinator .

View the 2018 CPES Program.

Lidcombe Program Trainers Consortium

The LPTC is an international, non-profit group dedicated to providing professional continuing education in the Lidcombe Program. The Consortium strives to provide a high standard of instruction, with internationally standardised methods and materials. The Lidcombe Program Trainers Consortium website is and has information and materials for parents, clinicians and other health professionals.

Consortium members are in frequent contact whilst striving for excellence. The focus of Consortium training is on the development of skills in the treatment method, ranging from introductory to advanced. Drawing on the scientific evidence base for the Lidcombe Program, Consortium training also is designed to provide an understanding of the link between clinical practice, clinical trials and clinical process research dealing with the treatment method. The Consortium currently consists of trainers in several countries:

  • Australia: Cheryl Andrews; Simone Arnott; Brenda Carey; Elisabeth Harrison; Wendy Lloyd; Verity MacMillan; Mark Onslow; Stacey Sheedy
  • Belgium: Sabine Van Eerdenbrugh
  • Canada: Rosalee Shenker; Christina Lattermann; Carla Di Domenicantonio
  • China: Thomas Law
  • Denmark: Helle Brandt
  • France: Véronique Aumont Boucand
  • Germany: Bettina Freerk, Anna Hearne, Christine Lattermann
  • Israel: Gabrielle Hodes
  • The Netherlands: Irma Uijterlinde
  • New Zealand: Anna Hearne
  • Singapore: Valerie Lim
  • The United Kingdom: Rosemarie Hayhow; Corinne Moffatt
  • The United States of America: Melissa Bruce; Barry Guitar

Consortium members will provide training for speech pathologists who are licensed to practice speech pathology in the country of their usual residence. Consortium members will use common core training media which includes training videos assembled in each pertinent country. Membership of the Lidcombe Program Trainers Consortium may change from time to time. However, consumers can identify Consortium training events by the presence of the Consortium logo on all materials. Since the formation of the LPTC it has become clear that there is a growing demand for training in the Lidcombe Program. Consortium events are available throughout many countries, not just the ones represented within the consortium membership.

Should you wish to undertake LPTC training individually, or arrange it for your specific group, the email contacts in various countries are detailed below. If your country is not listed, please contact Jane Kelly and she will direct your enquiry to the appropriate person.

  • Australia
    , Australian Stuttering Research Centre, The University of Sydney
  • Belgium
    , Thomas More University College
  • Canada
    , Montreal Fluency Centre

  • China
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Germany
    The website for the Lidcombe Program in Germany is

  • Israel
  • The Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Singapore
  • United Kingdom

  • United States of America
    , University of Vermont
    , Fluency Specialty Clinic, University of Houston