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Considerations when counselling deaf clients

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dc.contributor.advisor Davis, Lynn
dc.contributor.author Kay, Dee Dee (Diana)
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education
dc.date.accessioned 2009-09-17T14:45:09Z
dc.date.available 2009-09-17T14:45:09Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/761
dc.description vi, 66 leaves ; 28 cm. -- en
dc.description.abstract Due to the paucity of Deaf counsellors it is inevitable that d/Deaf clients are more likely to have a hearing counsellor. For the past 25 years, I have worked as a Sign Language Interpreter and interacted with the Deaf community. Through those years, it has become evident that non-deaf (hearing) counsellors are often unfamiliar, unsure, and lack the necessary information required to provide a culturally infused approach to counselling d/Deaf clients. I saw a need to create a manual which synthesized and included information to better prepare counsellors when working with d/Deaf clients. This manual introduces; common terminology, information about Deaf culture, hiring and using interpreters, understanding the technology d/Deaf people use in their daily lives and a list of questions to help the counsellor know how the d/Deaf person culturally views themselves. A DVD is also included which provides basic signs for office staff and the counsellor to help establish a rapport with their d/Deaf client. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education, 2008 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Project (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education) en
dc.subject Campus Alberta Applied Psychology en
dc.subject Deaf -- Psychology en
dc.subject Deaf -- Counseling of en
dc.title Considerations when counselling deaf clients en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.publisher.faculty Education en

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