Counselling: The Deaf Challenge

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Jessica Kingsley, 1994 - Social Science - 262 pages
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This book is the first to explore the cultural, linguistic and educational challenge presented by deaf people to traditional, broad-based humanistic counselling theory and practice which hinges on the ability to `hear' and to `listen'.

Case studies and dialogues from deaf counsellors and clients working within and across cultural and linguistic boundaries are included, and also practical exercises for use in training and developing awareness. The book is base on a lifetime's growth of deaf experience and identity and fifteen years of research and practice of counselling in health, education and voluntary sector settings. It is a unique resource for all professionals, both deaf and hearing, who work with deaf people, and to those who are interested in discovering the positive contribution made by `the deaf challenge' to counselling.

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Identifying and Exploring the Deaf Challenge
The Challenge of the Unconscious Personal Agendas
Making the Unconscious Conscious Roles and Relationships

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About the author (1994)

The late Mairian Corker was a freelance researcher, writer and trainer on all issues affecting the lives of deaf and disabled people. She published widely in the areas of deaf education, psychology and support services and was Editor of Deafness and an honorary editor of Disability and Society. Mairian, who was deaf herself, was a trained counsellor who used a flexible, integrated approach. She was also a seminar leader on the Counselling Skills and Attitudes Course for Deaf Trainees at Westminster Pastoral Foundation in London.

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