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Understanding Deaf Culture

Understanding Deaf Culture - DVD

Principal Investigator: Gregory, Kelly B.

DVD Description

30 second preview

Purchase This Training:
DVD for $25
(with an option for CEUs for an additional $15)
Web Training for $25
(with cost of CEUs included)

One of the greatest misconceptions about Deaf culture is that it is “just a disability.” Deaf culture has its own language, values, behavioral norms and forms of artistic expression. In this presentation, Elijah Buchholz, LPC, will instruct viewers on how to provide culturally sensitive and competent mental health services to members of the Deaf community through understanding of the culture and its specific needs. He will also discuss Sign Language and how it can affect the process of communication in mental health treatment. Viewers will learn the “dos and don’ts” of communicating with deaf clients and how to work effectively with interpreters in mental health settings.

Release Date:
6/1/2013

Duration:
57 minutes

Presenter:
Elijah Buchholz, LPC, is the Director of Deaf Services for the Missouri Department of Mental Health. For the past six years, Buchholz has provided mental health and substance abuse services to the Deaf community. He has conducted numerous trainings for both mental health clinicians and interpreters across Missouri and Kansas.

Accreditation
The University of Missouri, Missouri Institute of Mental Health will be responsible for this program and will maintain a record of your continuing education credits earned. MIMH will award 1 clock hour or 1.2 contact hours (.1 CEU) for this program. MIMH credit will fulfill Clinical Social Work and Psychologist licensure requirements in the State of Missouri. Attendees with licensure from other states are responsible for seeking appropriate continuing education credit, from their respective boards for completing this program.

License information for Missouri residents: http://pr.mo.gov/professions.asp

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