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Mental Health and Deafness

ISBN: 978-1-897635-39-1
484 pages
December 1999
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This is an introductory text to mental health and deaf people for care workers and mental health workers, both those familiar with deaf people but not with mental health and those familiar with mental health but not with deaf people. The first section, Assessment, includes topics ranging from child and adolescent psychiatry, adult psychiatry, children who are deaf and have multiple disabilities, addictive behaviour and deafness, to maltreatment of deaf children. The second section, Management and Intervention, discusses subjects which include: interpreters in mental health settings, educational interventions, family therapy and drug treatments.
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Part 1.

Assessment, Deaf People in Society, Kay Meadow-orlans.

Child and Family, Peter Hindley.

Adult Psychiatry, Nick Kitson and Alice Thacker.

Mental Impairment, Chris Williams and Sally Austen.

Multi-sensory Impairment, David Bond.

Child Abuse, Patrick Brookhouser.

Patricia Sullivan and John Scanlan.

Psychological Assessment, Lynne Blennerhassett.

Forensic Psychiatry, Peter Hindley and Darshan Sharma.

Addictive Behaviour, Ken Checinski.

Acquired deafness, Katia Herbst.

Part 2.

Management, Mental Health Workers - Deaf or hearing, Herbert Marvin and Nick Kitson.

Educational Interventions, Mark Greenberg.

Psychodynamic and Creative Therapies, Nich Kitson, Janet Fernando and Jane Douglas.

Family Therapy, Barbara Warner.

Behavioural and Cognitive approaches, Sue O'Rourke.

Drug Treatments, Nick Kitson and Jeremy Bird.

Rehabilitation, Nick Kitson and Sarah Wilson.

Preventative Approaches, Howard White.

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"So, to summarise, I certainly recommend Mental Health and Deafness to all mental health professionals to enable them to explore and begin the process of appreciating the specific needs of deaf people and members of the Deaf community within their specialist area of working." (Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, 2012)
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