Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Deaf--Mental health services; Hearing impaired--Mental health services;
In an effort to help increase the reader's understanding of the deaf and hard-of-hearing community, the author of this paper will attempt to describe and define this population. Specific mental health concerns of this population reviewed in the literature will be noted, and mental health needs of the population will be identified. Ethical and legal considerations found in the literature will be reviewed. Characteristics of specialized training programs for counselors working with the deaf and hard-of-hearing will be discussed, and recommendations for the establishment of more effective, comprehensive, and specialized training programs for counselors working with deaf and hard-of-hearing clients will be provided.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
Terry T. Kottman
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©1997 Laura Scheffert James
James, Laura Scheffert, "Mental health services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing" (1997). Graduate Research Papers. 892.