30
Mar

National Issues Related to Therapy with Deaf Clients

Deaf Counseling Center is sharing this spot-on article about common issues that Deaf people face on a national basis when seeking therapy. Sometimes it is the insurance company that creates barriers. Other times interpreters in therapy sessions make the sessions unproductive or confusing. In still other cases, it is hearing therapists who are not fluent in ASL, but advertise that …

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17
Mar

Early Healthy Deaf Identity vs. Early Hearing Detection & Intervention

As the 17th Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) annual national meeting opens in Denver, Colorado, this weekend, Deaf Counseling Center’s licensed therapist, Sheli Barber, reminds everyone attending of the importance of paying attention to the Deaf child’s healthy identity. When language and culture are made accessible to Deaf children, the years of therapy needed to unpack the trauma associated …

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25
Sep

The Leaf: ASL Poem by John Maucere about Addiction

Seeking Help for Addiction: In this beautiful and powerful ASL poem, the ¬†well-known Deaf actor and comedian John Maucere illustrates his journey of recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. John’s courage in sharing his personal story is inspiring – and a reminder to all of us that the dangers of addiction are very real and the consequences more serious than …

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8
Apr

The Psychological Effects of Oralism

A recently published letter to the Washington Post from Meredith Sugar, Esq., the president of the A.G. Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, does a grave disservice to Deaf children and their families. The letter attempts to undermine growing media attention on the success of Nyle DiMarco, a charismatic and intelligent young Deaf man who rose to …

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9
Mar

Deaf Employees and Workplace Discrimination

Facing discrimination at work? Deaf people face significantly higher than average rates of workplace discrimination. Deaf People of Color, DeafBlind people, and Deaf and disabled people face exponentially greater rates of workplace discrimination. Discrimination can mean being prevented from doing your job due to inaccessibility in any form, being treated differently than other workers, changing your job duties, not offering …

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4
Mar

File an ADA Complaints Online

The Department of Justice is pleased to announce that, as of today, individuals wishing to file ADA complaints with the Department will be able to fill out the form and submit it completely electronically. Filers will also immediately receive a “reference number” that can be used whenever contacting the Department about that complaint. Please visit http://www.ada.gov/complaint/ to view the new …

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14
Sep

You Are Worth It: National Suicide Prevention Week

You Are Worth It: A warm thank you to Alison Aubrecht of Facundo Element for taking the time to make the video below in honor of National Suicide Prevention Week. Alison is a licensed counselor in Michigan. The video recognizes the significant impact of audism and oppression on the mental health and well-being of Deaf people. Our counselors at ASC …

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8
Nov

ASL in Academia

ASL = English: ASC is pleased to see the trend of more Deaf professionals taking advantage of the internet and technology to formally present their ideas and research in ASL. Traditionally, even in environments proclaiming bilingualism, there has been a longstanding, often unspoken, message that English still reigns superior to ASL. Compare how readily academic articles published in English receive …

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6
Aug

A Letter from a Deaf Lawyer for Non-LPC Deaf Counselors

As many of you already know, Deaf counselors are few and far between. The reason for this, in part, may be due to the fact that the national licensure exam for counselors is largely English-centric. Below, we are reprinting a letter from a Deaf lawyer, who is working to rectify the situation, and hopefully, enable more Deaf counselors to obtain …

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