Substance Use in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Populations- 0.6 CEUs


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Product Description

This workshop focuses on identification of the population and an examination of the problems that Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals suffer in relationship to both mental health disorders and drinking and drug using behaviors. It raises interpreters’ capabilities of examining the impact of mental health and substance use in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community. The new diagnosis on DSM 5 will be introduced as well as appropriate sign terminologies in both Mental Health and Substance Use.

Workshop Objectives:

On the completion of the webcast, the participants

• Will identify the factors/impacts of Mental Health and Substance Abuse in the Deaf Community
• Will utilize proper signs during the Mental Health and Substance Abuse assessments
• Will comprehend definitions of new Mental Health and Substance Use diagnosis in DSM 5

This webcast is presented in ASL.

Additional information


0.6 Professional Studies

The Betty & Leonard Phillips Deaf Action Center is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. The Professional Studies program is offered at the 'Some' Content Knowledge Level.



Refund Policy

We will have recorded version of every webcast available. If for some reason you cannot attend the webcast at the scheduled time, you may watch the recorded version later. Because of this, we cannot offer refunds. If a webcast is cancelled, you will be given credit to view another webcast, either live or archived.

Target Audience

Working sign language interpreters