Volume 26, Number 2, Summer 2004


Mental Health Services for Deaf People: A Resource Directory

Gallaudet University’s Research Institute has published a revised edition of Mental Health Services for Deaf People: A Resource Directory, for use by mental health professionals and deaf consumers. The Directory contains a comprehensive listing of more than 150 programs that provide mental health services to deaf individuals across the United States and Canada.

The provision of appropriate mental health services to deaf individuals has always posed a challenge to the mental health and deafness fields. Problems encountered have included frequent difficulties in identifying service providers who are not only professionally trained in the mental health fields, but who are also knowledgeable regarding the unique cultural- and language-related considerations of deafness. The developers of this volume believe that a national directory of mental health professionals who serve deaf clients represents a significant step towards improved accessibility and accountability in this special field.

The Directory is available for $14,95 per copy, plus postage and handling ($4 for a single copy), from the Gallaudet Research Institute. See gri/gallaudet.edu/Publications/ for more information.