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Dec

Receives Best of North Bethesda Award

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dr. Candace A. McCullough Deaf Counseling Center Receives 2018 Best of North Bethesda Award North Bethesda Award Program Honors the Achievement NORTH BETHESDA November 1, 2018 — Dr. Candace A. McCullough Deaf Counseling Center has been selected for the 2018 Best of North Bethesda Award in the Mental Health and Addiction Services category by the …

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10
Jun

National Deaf Academy – Therapy/Medical Negligence

Insurance Journal Negligence or Medical Negligence? Florida Supreme Court Offers Clarity By Janice L. Merrill June 6, 2018 Whether a claim arises out of medical negligence and is subject to the presuit screening requirements of Chapter 766 of the Florida Statutes is a question legal practitioners and courts alike have struggled with for years. In April 2018, the Florida Supreme …

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10
Jun

California’s Deaf Prisoners Stuck Behind Bars

Mother Jones By Samantha Michaels June 7, 2018 In 2016, an inmate in Corcoran, California, faced a dilemma. The parole board wanted to know whether he’d completed any self-help programs during his incarceration, a sign that he’d rehabilitated and could be trusted to go home. The inmate, whose name has been withheld for privacy reasons, said yes: At the Substance …

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29
May

NAD’s position on Mental Health Interpreting

Position Statement on Mental Health Interpreting Services with People who are Deaf The purpose of this position statement is to acknowledge and emphasize the importance and need for specialized sign language interpreting services in the delivery of mental health services to deaf individuals. While direct mental health services are optimal and always preferred, such services are not always available. When …

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30
Apr

DCC Celebrates 17 Years of Service by Kicking Mental Health Awareness Month Campaign

Published in Gallaudet University’s Announcements Deaf Counseling Center (DCC), a counseling, life coaching and consulting practice based in Maryland, is celebrating 17 years of service to the Deaf community. DCC is the first Deaf-owned therapy business to incorporate a Deaf-centered philosophy and framework. It is also the first to offer videophone access to counseling, in addition to in-person sessions. Headed …

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28
Apr

Understanding Deaf People in Counseling Contexts

Understanding Deaf People in Counseing Contexts Published Oct. 1, 2013 in Counseling Today – A pUblication of the American Counseling Association Aimee K. Whyte, Alison L. Aubrecht, Candace A. McCullough, Jeffrey W. Lewis & Danielle Thompson-Ocha We, five Deaf counselors, have come together to write this article to educate our fellow counselors about Deaf culture, the Deaf community and working …

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9
Apr

Heels for Hope by Deaf Iowans Against Abuse

Deaf Counseling Center’s therapist, Sheli Barber of the Bay Area, California, gave the keynote speech supporting victims of sexual assault and abuse at the Heels for Hope event sponsored by Deaf Iowans Against Abuse in Iowa this past weekend. Sheli shared the alarming fact that 99% of sexual assault perpetrators walk free. She also discussed the 19th century origins of …

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2
Mar

Mental Illness as Scapegoat for Gun Violence

Gun violence and mental illness are national  problems. Contrary to what some people in both the hearing and Deaf communities believe, mental ill ness does NOT cause gun violence. In this ASL video, Deaf Counseling Center’s CEO and therapist, Dr. Candace McCullough, clears up some of the myths on this issue. There have been a lot of shootings recently – …

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19
Oct

Free Hurricane and Fire Crisis Counseling

Hurricane and Fire Crisis Counseling:  Deaf Counseling Center is offering a limited number of pro bono (free) counseling slots to Deaf people without insurance coverage who were impacted by the recent hurricanes and wildfires. These slots are also available to Deaf people whose insurance plans will not cover our services. For those who do have insurance coverage, we have counselors …

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16
Sep

Deaf Inmate Denied Accommodations: DC Corrections Must Pay

A US District judge recently ruled in favor of a Deaf inmate, William Pierce, who sued the District of Columbia Department of Corrections for failing to provide appropriate accommodations during his 60-day sentence. Pierce was not provided a qualified sign language interpreter for medical appointments and classes and was only allowed limited access to an outdated device (TTY/TDD) that allowed …

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