Ohio Clinician Mental Health Training for Deaf & Hard of Hearing

Developing Competency in Mental Health Treatment for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals: Approaches and Considerations for Culturally Affirmative Care

This training equips Ohio clinicians with knowledge and insight into the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Community, a cultural and linguistic minority with very limited access to mental health care. As mental health professionals increase their awareness of the differences between deaf and hearing people and learn to adapt their treatment approaches, they will become more skilled in treating deaf patients who suffer from mental illness and substance use disorder. Most importantly, participants will learn how to effectively work with a sign language interpreter in their work.

This training is presented by Deaf Services Center, Inc., and Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center and offers 6.5 FREE CEUs to Psychologists, Social Workers and Counselors only and granted to their license number by the CSWMFT Board (Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board) or the OPA (Ohio Psychological Association) via Ohio Department MHAS as a provider.

2022 Training Dates
January 24 • February 28 • March 7 • April 4 • May 13 • May 20
All sessions are virtual via Zoom 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. ASL interpreters and Zoom captioning will be provided.

This training was made possible by a grant from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

For more information or to register for a training date, click here.