Psychotherapy with deaf clients from diverse groups

Autor/a: LEIGH, Irene W. (ed.)
Año: 1999
Editorial: Wasington: Gallaudet University Press, 1999
Tipo de código: ISBN
Código: 1-56368-083-1
Soporte: Papel


Educación » Aspectos psicológicos y cognitivos


Using the premise that deaf people often are a minority within a minority, twenty-seven outstanding experts outline in this timely volume approaches to intervention with clients from specific, diverse populations. Psychotherapy with Deaf Clients from Diverse Groups begins with an overview on being a psychotherapist with deaf clients, including information on the diversity of consumer knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and experiences. Deaf therapists and their involvement in the Deaf community are scrutinized in this context as well.

The second part of this volume examines psychotherapy for various constituencies, starting with the evolution of approaches for deaf women, and extending into issues relevant to lesbian, gay, and bisexual deaf populations, as children of deaf parents as well. Individual chapters consider interventions with African-American deaf clients, American Indians who are deaf, and Asians who are American and deaf. Another discusses the special circumstances related to therapy for Latino deaf adolescents who are immigrants. The final section addresses the needs of deaf persons with HIV/AIDS, the treatment of deaf survivors of sexual abuse, people with Usher Syndrome, and deaf clients with chemical dependency. Supported by case studies and relevant research, the approaches offered in Psychotherapy with Deaf Clients from Diverse Groups establishes new standards for interventions with a wide variety of members of the Deaf community, the first and only book of its kind to do so.