Preparing Deaf and Hearing Persons with Language and Learning Challenges for CBT
A Pre-Therapy Workbook
Preparing Deaf and Hearing Persons with Language and Learning Challenges for CBT: A Pre-Therapy Workbook presents 12 lessons to guide staff in hospital and community mental health and rehabilitation programs on creating skill-oriented therapy settings when working with people who don’t read well or have trouble with abstract ideas, problem solving, reasoning, attention, and learning. Drawing from the worlds of CBT, current understandings of best practices in psychotherapy, and the emerging clinical specialty of Deaf mental health care, the workbook describes methods for engaging people who are often considered poor candidates for psychotherapy.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Coping Skills 2. Conflict Resolution Skills 3. Strength-Based Work 4. Empathy 5. The Power of Working One-Down 6. Questions are Better than Answers 7. Promoting Self-Assessment 8. Thoughts and Self-Talk 9. The Connection between Thoughts, Feelings and Behaviors 10. Changing Self-Talk 11. Deaf Mental Health Care and Relapse Prevention 1 12. Deaf Mental Health Care and Relapse Prevention 2
Neil S. Glickman, PhD, is a former psychologist with Advocates Deaf Services in Framingham, Massachusetts, and a former unit director and psychologist with the Mental Health Unit for Deaf Persons at Westborough State Hospital in Westborough, Massachusetts. He is faculty at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts. He teaches and consults on the subjects of Deaf mental health care and cognitive behavior therapy and pre-therapy.
"Never before has significant attention been paid to the concept of preparing staff and the language and learning challenged deaf people they serve for therapy work. This great, reader-friendly pre-therapy workbook includes step-by-step guides, stories with discussion questions, and multiple tools to enhance staff members’ skills in getting the individuals they serve to partner with them in the recovery process, which involves internalizing coping skills and self-assessment, among others. A highly recommended resource!"
Irene Leigh, PhD, professor emerita, Gallaudet University
"Dr. Neil Glickman does it again! This is a much-needed pre-therapy workbook in Deaf mental health care. Dr. Glickman has masterfully incorporated several important theories and approaches into useful and hands-on strategies for BOTH the providers and the people they serve. As I read through the workbook, I experienced so many pivotal ‘aha’ moments from the start to finish. Another gem from Dr. Glickman’s culturally affirmative/CBT book series to be owned and utilized by many."
John Gournaris, PhD, director, mental health program, Minnesota Department of Human Services, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division
"I have consulted at a school for the deaf for several years and I strongly recommend this evidence-based, clinically sensitive, practical guidebook. It is filled with micro-analytic skills training protocols, engaging case vignettes, and interactive exercises. Dr. Neil Glickman has made a major contribution to Deaf mental health care. Kudos!"
Donald Meichenbaum, PhD, distinguished professor emeritus, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada; research director of the Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention, Miami, Florida
"Neil Glickman was one of the first to describe ways to work with language and learning challenged deaf people. In his pre-therapy workbook, he provides all staff with specific tools and materials. Glickman’s ability to practice what he preaches, building from simple to complex, using stories as teaching tools, and working from a one-down stance, makes this an eminently usable clinical resource and one that staff in all programs for deaf people should have."
Patrick J. Brice, PhD, professor of psychology, Gallaudet University
"This is not a theoretical textbook. It’s a practical guide breaking down the components necessary to successful treatment into easily understandable and applicable skill sets. Whether you are a psychiatrist or a mental health technician, a peer-support specialist or a counselor, you need this book. This will be a required reading book in my program. I urge every administrator of a program working with deaf people make it so in theirs."
Steve Hamerdinger, MA, director, office of deaf services, Alabama Department of Mental Health
"In this workbook, Neil Glickman’s creativity has simplified the complex task of preparing clients to participate effectively in the therapeutic process. The exercises and strategies presented in this guide are engaging and easy to apply. This valuable pre-therapeutic tool for cognitive behavioral therapy with language and learning challenged deaf clients represents best practices. Mental health, rehabilitation, and education professionals will be thrilled to use it."
Martha Sheridan, MSW, PhD, professor and school social work coordinator, Gallaudet University Department of Social Work
"Neil Glickman is the national leader in mental health care with deaf people and others with language and learning challenges. This book expands on earlier work by teaching twelve foundational pre-therapy lessons clients often need to benefit from skills-based, culturally-affirmative cognitive behavioral therapy. This book is essential reading for mental health, rehabilitation, addiction, and school counseling professionals serving deaf people. I strongly recommend this excellent book."
William P. McCrone, EdD, JD, professor emeritus, counseling, Gallaudet University
"Neil Glickman presents concepts and strategies that are effective and accessible to the deaf population, and just as importantly, to the staff that work with them. Preparing Deaf and Hearing Persons with Language and Learning Challenges for CBT is groundbreaking for being written in a style that is just as easily understood by staff working in residential programs as those with advanced degrees."
Wendy Heines, MSW, LCSW, CEO of PAHrtners Deaf Services, a division of Salisbury Behavioral Health, Inc.
“It’s a practical guide to break down the components necessary for successful treatment into easily understandable and applicable skill sets. This is a book written for anyone working in the mental health system, whether they are a psychiatrist or a mental health technician, a peer support specialist or a counselor”
Steve Hamerdinger, Director Office of Deaf Services, Alabama Department of Mental Health