Deafness in mind: working psychologically with deaf people across the lifespan

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Whurr, Dec 1, 2004 - Health & Fitness - 359 pages
Deafness in Mind presents the varying theoretical approaches to the psychology of deafness: systemic, Cognitive behavioural, psychodynamic, wellness and cognitive neuropsychological models. Uniquely, clinical theory and practice are linked to provide a comprehensive understanding of the deaf mental health field. For the first time, the controversial subject of cochlear implants is discussed in the same book as the mental health of culturally Deaf people. Similarly, prevention is considered alongside prevalence, and the book appraises the various political views where other books have taken a single political view.

Deafness in Mind has drawn contributing authors from those with the authority of years of clinical experience as well as those with new ideas. Current services and new directions in the field are brought together to provide a definitative text in the psychology of mental health and deafness.

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About the author (2004)

Sally Austen, UK is a consultant clinical psychologist and has worked with deaf people for over 12 years. She is employed by Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust and works at National Deaf Mental Health Service.

Dave Jeffery, UK is a Violence and Personal Safety Specialist advisor and has worked with deaf people for ten years. He is currently employed by Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust Risk management department.

Susan Crocker, MSc, is Consultant Clinical Psychologist working with children and families at the Donald Winnicott Centre, Child Development Service, City and Hackney Teaching Primary Care Trust, UK, and was Clinical Psychologist at the Nuffield Hearing and Speech Centre, Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, UK, for 10 years.

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