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Aug

Grief After a Murder of Grant Whitaker

Complicated Grief after Murder of Deaf Young Man Deaf Counseling Center’s Dr. Candace McCullough and Sharon Duchesneau share some thoughts on the complicated nature of grief after murder of Grant Whitaker by Mavrick Martin Fisher and offer support to the national Deaf community in the form of pro bono counseling sessions to those who may be directly impacted by the …

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24
Aug

Does Virtual/Online Counseling Work? 2007

Videophone and Internet-based Counseling: Who Benefits? One more video from our archives, this one from 2007, featuring Sharon introducing the concept of online/virtual/videophone counseling. It’s hard to believe 16 years have flown by since we brought online counseling sessions to the Deaf community for the first time in 2003. Thanks to Sorenson for distributing the first videophones to the Deaf …

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6
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 Therapy Abuse

National Deaf Therapy Negligence

National Deaf Therapy Neglience? National Deaf Therapy, Hit with Abuse Allegations, Is Closing. A treatment center for Deaf people that was investigated and sued over abuse allegations Insurance JournalNegligence or Medical Negligence? Florida Supreme Court Offers ClarityBy Janice L. MerrillJune 6, 2018 Whether a claim arises out of medical negligence and is subject to the presuit screening requirements of Chapter …

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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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