Therapy, the Deaf Way – National Campaign

May 1st marks the beginning of Mental Health Awareness Month – and the kick-off for Deaf Counseling Center’s month-long national campaign to bring attention to the mental health needs of our Deaf community. It is essential for Deaf people to have access to therapy. Join us – and you’ll have a chance to win a brand new 9.7 inch iPad …

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National Association of the Deaf on Mental Health Services

by National Association of the Deaf Mental Health Services Obtaining mental health services is a personal and private decision.  It can also be very challenging – and especially challenging for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.There are many reasons to seek mental health services.  Mental health care is provided by mental health services and qualified professionals.  Each professional …

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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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Stress & Self-Care

Stress is a national epidemic and self-care is critical. When stress is left untreated, it can have a serious impact on the quality of life. Deaf people are even more vulnerable to stress because of the long-term impact of chronic oppression, or audism. In addition to including self-care practices such as healthy eating, sleeping and exercising, going to counseling or …

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How to Say No to Your Children

Transcript Sharon Duchesneau: Many of us parents have experienced trying to tell our children “no”, only to be met with arguing, giving us a hard time or refusing to accept our decision. How do you teach children that “no” means “no”? Consistency is Important The most important thing is being consistent and sticking to what you said. When parents are …

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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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