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Certificate in Healthcare Interpreting 2014-2015

Program Announcement
Certificate in Healthcare Interpreting 2014-2015

The American Sign Language Interpreter Education Department (ASLIE) at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID)  is happy to announce the “Certificate in Healthcare Interpreting” program 2014-2015.   This program is designed in a blended format consisting of a consolidated, week-long face to face classroom and online learning components.  The overall aim of this certificate program is to provide specialized professional development to ASL/English interpreters in the area of healthcare interpreting. It promises to employ innovative teaching strategies/methodologies by nationally recognized healthcare experts combined with practical application within healthcare environments. This announcement serves as an invitation to explore the program further and to seek application if you so desire. We invite you to look at our website   to learn more about this exciting cutting edge program and the application process.

Kathy Miraglia, M.S., C.S.C.
Healthcare Program Coordinator/Instructor
American Sign Language & Interpreter Education
National Technical Institute for the Deaf/ Rochester Institute of Technology
52 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York  14623
585-475-5441, Fax: 585-475-5269

Free Oncology Interpreter Training Program

The ASL Interpreter Oncology Training Program at the UCSD Moores Cancer Center is providing oncology training for ASL interpreters as one of the ways to improve the Deaf community’s access to health information and care.  We’re collaborating with RID, NAD, and Gallaudet University, plus regional agencies to help us to get the word out.

Deadline to join is Jan 31st.

Below you may find information regarding the program and where you can go to download the documents needed to be in the program.

The program consists of 13 cancer education modules offered in written English and ASL. There will be ~200 some oncology terms explained in ASL as well as example sentences so that participants may get a better understanding of how the terms are used in a real life situation. The program is all done by long-distance learning online, and requires only a few hours each month over about a year’s time.  It’s free while we’re evaluating it, and participants can apply to their local agency for independent continuing education study credits.  For those participants who complete the training program, we provide a certificate of completion and the first five to complete the program in each state will receive a $100 thank you, which they could then use to help pay for their independent study credits.

In order to become involved, you must download three documents from our website which can be found under “Forms to be completed PRIOR to starting the program”

Once filled out and sent to us, we can get you started. We will be sending out log in information after we receive your paperwork. Please note that all paperwork must be filled out, printed and snail mailed to us at the end of this email.

Feel free to pass the information along to others.  We hope to have 5 interpreters from each state so that the Deaf community of all states can benefit from this program.  We also have a Facebook group for those who want to be updated on the program’s progress.  It is titled “ASL Oncology Training Program for Interpreters” and can easily be found through a search. Here is also a link for you to go to in case you cannot access it immediately once typed in.

UCSD Cancer Center
3855 Health Sciences Drive MC 0850
La Jolla, CA 92093

VP 858-768-0438

Patient Provider Videos

from the Bravewell Collaborative

Bravewell Videos

These are videos of appointments in spoken English.  Videos are not captioned, but written transcripts are included. Click here for more.



Click here to visit MedlinePlus

MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.

Click here to visit

The site’s goals:

“ was conceived to serve as a remote learning experience for health care providers, students, residents, fellows and people interested in expanding their knowledge in specific areas of cardiology. It was designed to provide the equivalent of classroom lectures and demonstrations with the use of the latest web-based multimedia technology. To facilitate this process, lessons were designed from the ground up instead of scanning in textbooks or videotaping a slide presentation and then modifying it for use on the Internet.”

Information on Bacteria

The following are potential bacteria that interpreters might encounter.

  • Bacteria: Klebsiella pneumoniae
    From the CDC, information about a bacterium that interpreters in medical settings may encounter.
  • MRSA
    From the Mayo Clinic, information about MRSA – a staph bacterium which is drug-resistant and can be extremely dangerous.
  • Bacteria: c. difficile
    From the Mayo Clinic, information about a bacteria that might be encountered by interpreters working in medical settings.

Click here to visit:’s description of itself:

” This web site was designed to provide information to patients who are being evaluated and treated for a heart-related complaint. All contents are reviewed by physicians to ensure accuracy. Our objective is to educate. The information on this web site is meant to supplement and NOT to replace those obtained from your personal physician. Please consult your physician because a specific disease, test or treatment may not be applicable to your case. To facilitate understanding, tools and lectures were designed from the ground up instead of scanning in traditional textbooks or videotaping a slide presentation and then modifying it for use on the Internet. This site includes panoramic views, 3D animation, online lectures, narrations, streaming instructional video, and easy to understand animated examples.”

Free Online Medical Terms Course

Medical Terminology Course

Des Moines University offers a free online course in medical terminology.

Note: The course and the knowledge it contains is free.  If you want documentation, such as would be used for earning CEUs, there is a $99 charge.

Medical Terminology on iTunes U

Des Moines University also offers a series of audio lectures that are available in iTunes U – which can be played on iOS devices.    Unfortunately, there is no captioning or accessibility embedded into these resources.

Med Term Collections:

Deaf Interpreter Institute

Deaf Interpreting Institute logo

Deaf Interpreting Institute collage
The NCIEC is investigating effective practices in Deaf Interpreter (DI) Education. A partner network of seven Deaf interpreters has been convened to inform and carry out this work.

Activities have included the following:

  • Convening a forum on Critical Issues in Deaf Interpreting, June 2006;
  • Disseminating at regional and national conferences;
  • Compiling an annotated bibliography currently available online;
  • Conducting a series of focus groups of DIs and DI educators, for the purpose of identifying current DI practices and training needs;
  • Conducting focus groups of DI Educators;
  • Conducting a national survey of Deaf interpreters to gather demographic and work environment data;
  • Convening a collaborative Task Force to conduct a review and make revisions to the RID CDI test.

View more information at

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Mental Health Interpreting Resources

General Mental Health Info | Mental Health and People who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing or DeafBlind | Interpreting | Substance Abuse | Sexual Abuse | Credits

General Mental Health Information

American Psychiatric Association. (2000). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition-Text Revision. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association.
*Bell, R. & Hall, R. (1977). The Mental Status Examination, ( 145-155). American Family Physician. Kansas City, MO: American Academy of Family Physicians.
Corina, D., Bellugi, U., & Reilly, J. (1999). Neuropsychological Studies of Linguistic and Affective Facial Expressions in Deaf Signers. Language and Speech 42 (2-3), 307-331.
Davison, G., Neale, J.M. & Kring, A. (2004). Abnormal Psychology. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Goleman, D. (2005) Emotional Intelligence. New York: Bantam Books.
Kaplan, H., & Sadock, B. (1991). Comprehensive Glossary of Psychiatry and Psychology. Baltimore, MD: Williams and Wilkins.
Kaplan, H., & Sadock, B., (1991). Pocket Handbook of Clinical Psychiatry. Baltimore MD: Williams and Wilkins.
Miller, A. (1996). The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self. New York: Basic Books.
Rosdolsky, M. (2005). Translating Psychiatric Texts. The Alta Chronicle, 34, 35-39.
Tugg v. Towey. (1994, July 19). National Disability Law Reporter, 94-1063, 5.
Weinberg, G. (1996). The Heart of Psychotherapy: a Journey into the Mind and Office of the Therapist at Work. St. Martin’s Press. – Psychiatric Services, a journal of the American Psychiatric Association, was established in 1950, and is published monthly by the American Psychiatric Association for mental health professionals and others concerned with treatment and services for persons with mental illnesses and mental disabilities, in keeping with APA objectives to improve care and treatment, to promote research and professional education in psychiatric and related fields, and to advance the standards of all psychiatric services and facilities. – The official site of Alcoholics Anonymous; a good site to review the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions. – A summary of films that demonstrate pathologies, submitted by Ruth Levine, MD. – A community site for mental health information, support and a place where others have shared their experiences. – This website is the home of the Institutes of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy. Look here for legal information relating to mental health. – This site gives good mental health links, dictionary, topics, resources as well as publications. – A good all-around mental health resource site. – This site is offered as a free public service by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. – An interesting perspective on multicultural mental health, including interpreting services. – A good all-around mental health resource site. – A good Internet research site for medications. – An interesting website with a variety of resources related to schizophrenia, including numerous blogs for examples of the personal experience of schizophrenia. – This is the alcohol and drug treatment site for Monroe County Substance Abuse Services for the Deaf. Good info site specific to deafness. – This site has good information for understanding how illegal drugs are used. Pictures and descriptions are given as well as good articles. For a 38 page document of “Street Terms: Drugs and the Drug Trade” that gives over 2,300 current drug-related street terms, contact the ONDCP Drug Policy Information Clearinghouse at 1-800-666-3332.

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Mental Health and People who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing or DeafBlind

Anderson, A. (2003). Interpreting for Therapists. Video Recording. IDM Productions (To order:
Atkin, K., Ahmad, W., & Jones, L. (2002). Young South Asian Deaf People and Their Families: Negotiating Relationships and Identities. Sociology of Health & Illness, 24, (1), 21-45.
Basil, R. N. (1997). Providing Mental Health Services to the Deaf Community. In L. VandeCreek & T. Jackson, (Eds.), Innovations in Clinical Practice: A Source Book. 18, (369-380) Sarasota, FL: Professional Resource Press.
Brimer, J. & Murphy, P. (1986). Autism and Deafness: A Case Study of a Deaf and Autistic Boy. In H. T. Prickett and E. Duncan (Eds.), Coping with the Multi-Handicapped Hearing Impaired: A Practical Approach (45-61). Springfield, IL: Charles C.Thomas.
Carvill, S. (2001, December). Sensory Impairments, Intellectual Disability and Psychiatry. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 45, 467-483.
Chess, S. & Fernandez, P. (1980). Do Deaf Children Have a Typical Personality? Journal of the American Academy of Child Psychiatry, 39, 654-664.
Christensen, K. (2001). Deaf Plus: A Multicultural Perspective. San Diego: DawnSign Press.
Cohen, B. K. (1980). Emotionally Disturbed Hearing-Impaired Children: A Review of the Literature. American Annals of the Deaf, 125, 1040-1048. ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. EJ240492.
Critchfield, A.B. (2002, May). Cultural Diversity Series: Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Persons Who Are Deaf. National Technical Assistance Center for State Mental Health Planning (NTAC).
Critchley, E., Denmark, J., Warren, F., & Wilson, K. (1981). Hallucinatory Experience of Prelingually Profoundly Deaf Schizophrenics. British Journal of Psychiatry, 138, 30-32.
De Leo, D. & Santonastaso, P. (1987). Anorexia Nervosa in a Prelingually Deaf Young Woman: A Case Report. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 6, 317-320.
Devinney, J. & Murphy, S. (2002). Mental Health Experiences and Deafness: Personal and Legal Perspectives. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 25 (3) 304-309.
Dickert, J. (1989, May/June). Examination of Bias in Mental Health Evaluations of Deaf People. Social Work, 33, (3), 273-274.
du Feu, M., & Fergusson, K. (2003). Sensory Impairment and Mental Health. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 9, 95-103.
du Feu, & McKenna. P. (1999). Prelingually Profoundly Deaf Schizophrenic Patients Who Hear Voices: A Phenomenological Analysis. Acta Psychiarica Scandinavica, 97. 1-9.
Feldman, D. (2004). Concerns and Considerations in Mental Health Practice with Older Culturally Deaf Adults. Journal of the American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association, 37, (3). 23-38.
Freeman, S. (1989). Cultural and Linguistic Bias in Mental Health Evaluations of Deaf People. Journal of Rehabilitation Psychology, 34 (1), 51-63.
Furlonger, B. (1999). Narrative Therapy and Children with Hearing Impairments. American Annals of the Deaf, 144 (4), 325-333.
Glickman, N., & Gulati, S. (2003) Mental Health Care of Deaf People: A Culturally Affirmative Approach. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
(For a review of this book, see Torvah M. Wax, Book Review: Mental Health Treatment of Deaf Patients: It Really Is in the Details by N. Glickman and S. Gulati, 2003 Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education 9 (2004) 131- 131(1).)
Glickman, N. (1983). A Cross-Cultural View of Counseling with Deaf Clients. Journal of Rehabilitation of the Deaf, 16, 4-15.
Glickman, N. (1986), Cultural Identity, Deafness and Mental Health. Journal of Rehabilitation of the Deaf, 20, 1-10.
Glickman, N., & Harvey, M. (1996). Culturally Affirmative Psychotherapy with Deaf Persons. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Guthmann, D., Heines, W., & Kolvitz, M. One Client: Many Provider Roles – Dual Relationships in Human Service Settings. Available at
*Gutman, V. Ethical Reasoning and Mental Health Services with Deaf Clients. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education 10: 171-183.
Gutman, V. (Ed.) (2002). Ethics in Mental Health and Deafness. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.
Harmer, L. M., (1999, Spring). Health Care Delivery and Deaf People: Practice, Problems, and Recommendations for Change. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 4, (2), 74-110.
Harris, R. I. (1982). Communication and Mental Health: Implications for Development of Positive Self-Concept in Deaf Individuals. The Deaf American, 34, 8-12.
Harry, B. & Dietz, P. E. (1985). Offenders in a Silent World: Hearing Impairment and Deafness in Relation to Criminality, Incompetence and Insanity. Bull Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 13 (1).
Harvey, M. A. (1992, September/October). Deaf Mom and Dad: If Only You Had Known. SHHH Journal, 4-9.
Harvey, M. A., (2003). Psychotherapy with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons: A Systemic Model. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Haskins, B. G. (2004, April). Serving Deaf Adult Psychiatric Inpatients. Psychiatric Services, 55,(4).
Hess-Rover, J., Crichton, J., Byrne, K., & Holland, A. (1999). Diagnosis and Treatment of a Severe Psychotic Illness in a Man with Dual Severe Sensory Impairments caused by the Presence of Usher Syndrome. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 43, 428-434.
Hindley, P. (1997). Psychiatric Aspects of Hearing Impairment. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry & Allied Health Disciplines, 38,(1), 101-117.
Hindley, P., Hill, P., & Bond, D. (1993). Interviewing Deaf Children, the Interviewer Effect: A Research Note. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 34, 1461-1467.
Hindley, P., Hill, P., McGuigan, S., & Kitson, N. (1994). Psychiatric Disorder in Deaf and Hearing Impaired Children and Young People: A Prevalence Study. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 35, 917-934.
Hindley, P., Hill, P., & Bond, D. (1993). Interviewing Deaf Children, the Interviewer Effect: A Research Note. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 34, 1461-1467.
Hindley, P. & Kroll, L. (1998, Winter). Theoretical and Epidemiological Aspects of Attention Deficit and Overactivity in Deaf Children. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 3:1.
Hoyt, M., Siegelman, E., & Schlesinger, H. (1981). Special Issues Regarding Psychotherapy with the Deaf. American Journal of Psychiatry, 138, (6), 807-811.
Jackson, J. Z. (2003, January-February). Health Care Providers’ Responsibilities toward Hearing Impaired Patients. New Jersey Medicine. 100, (1-2). 22-27.
Kelly, D., Forney, J., Parker-Fisher, S. & Jones, M. (1993). Evaluating and Managing Attention Deficit Disorder in Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. American Annals of the Deaf, 138, 349-357.
Kelly, D. (1993). The Challenge of Attention Deficit Disorder in Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. American Annals of the Deaf, 138, 343-348.
Kitson, N. & Fry, R. (1991). Prelingual Deafness and Psychiatry. British Journal of Hospital Medicine, 44, 353-356.
Kubota, Y., Querel C., Pelion, F., Laborit, J., Laborit, M., Gorog, F., Okada, T., Murai, T., Sato, W., Yoshikawa, S.,
Toichi, N., & Hayashi, T. (2003). Facial Affect Recognition in Pre-Lingually Deaf People with Schizophrenia, Schizophrenia Research, 61, 265-270.
Kutz, W., Wright, C., Krull, K., & Mandolidis, S. (2003, April). Neuropsychological Testing in the Screening for Cochlear Implant Candidacy, Laryngoscope, 113, 763-767.
Lane, H. (1988). Is There a “Psychology of the Deaf?” Exceptional Children, 55, (1), 7-19.
Leigh, I. W. (1999). Psychotherapy with Deaf Clients from Diverse Groups. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.
Leigh, I. W. & Pollard, R. (2003). Mental Health and Deaf Adults. In M. Marschark & P. Spencer (Eds.) Oxford Handbook of Deaf Studies, Language and Education. New York: Oxford University Press, pp 203-215.
Marschark, M. (1993). Psychological Development of Deaf Children. New York: Oxford University Press.
Mason, T. (2005). Cross Cultural Instrument Translation: Assessment, Translation, and Statistical Applications. American Annals of the Deaf, 150 (1), 67-72.
McCune, N. (1998). Deaf in a Hearing Unit: Coping of Staff and Adolescents. Journal of Adolescence, 11, 21-28.
McEntee, M. (1993). Accessibility of Mental Health Services and Crisis Intervention to the Deaf. American Annals of the Deaf, 138 (1), 26-30.
Miner, I. D. (1999). Psychotherapy for People with Usher’s Syndrome. In I. W. Leigh (Ed.) Psychotherapy with Deaf Clients in Diverse Groups. ( 307-327). Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.
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*Myers, R.R. (Ed.). (1995). Standards of Care for the Delivery of Mental Health Services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing People. Silver Spring, MD: National Association of the Deaf.
Myers, R.R. (December 2002/January 2003). Private and Confidential: Communication in Mental Health Services. NADmag. National Association of The Deaf. Silver Spring, MD.
Coming Together for a Better Tomorrow: Proceedings of the First World Conference on Mental Health and Deafness. October 22-24, 1998. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press. Mental Health and Deafness International.
NAD Position Statement on MH Services for People who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing. 16 May, 2005. . (Search: Mental Health).
National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) Position Statement on Culturally Competent Services.
Paul, P. & Jackson, D. (1992). Toward a Psychology of Deafness: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.
Pollard, R, (1992). Cross-Cultural Ethics in the Conduct of Deafness Research. Rehabilitation Psychology, 37(2), 87-101.
Pollard, R. (1994). Public Mental Health Service and Diagnostic Trends Regarding Individuals Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Rehabilitation Psychology, 39 (3), 147-160.
Pollard, R. (1996, April). Professional Psychology and Deaf People: The Emergence of a Discipline. American Psychologist, 51(4), 389-396.
Pollard, R. (2002). Ethical Conduct in Research Involving Deaf People. In V. A, Gutman (Ed.) Ethics in Mental Health and Deafness, pp 162-178. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.
Pollard, R. & Rendon, M. (1999). Mixed Deaf-Hearing Families: Maximizing Benefits and Minimizing Risks. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 4, 156-157.
Pollard, R. & Rinker, N. C. (2001). The Misfit: A Deaf Adolescent Struggles for Meaning. In S. H. McDaniel, D. D. Lusterman, & C. Philpot (Eds.) Casebook for Integrating Family Therapy. (191-204). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
(An example of transference to the interpreter.)
Pollard, R. (1993). 100 Years in Psychology and Deafness: A Centennial Retrospective. Journal of the American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association, 26 (3), 32-46.
Pollard, R. (1998). Psychopathology. In M. Marschark and D. Clark (Eds.). Psychological Perspectives on Deafness, 2, 171-197. Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum, Inc.
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Adams, B. (1998). A Case for Consultation in the Mental Health Setting. VIEWS. 15.
Alabama Department of Mental Health. (2003). Mental Health Interpreter Standards.
Angelelli, C. V. (2004). Medical Interpreting and Cross-Cultural Communication. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
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*Brunson, J., & Lawrence, P. (2002). Impact of Sign Language Interpreter and Therapist Moods on Deaf Recipient Mood. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 33, (6), 576-580.
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Counseling Deaf People

(1994) Sign Enhancers. 60 minutes each.
Cromwell, J. (1997). What are the Effects of Using Interpreters in Therapy with British Sign Language Users. In An Amended Form of the Observation Scale of Behavioral Distress: A Portfolio of Academic, Clinical and Research Work. University of Surrey.
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Doughten, S., Menkin, M. & Rosen, L. (1978). Signs for Sexuality. Seattle, WA: Planned Parenthood of Seattle/King County.
Duffy, K. (1997). Interpreting in Mental Health Settings

. Salem, OR: Sign Enhancers. 50 minutes. Voiced/Color/Signed. (Observe several realistic vignettes of challenging issues in the mental health setting. Learn from actual interpreters
in these dramatic portrayals with an analytical discussion of each situation. Informative guidebook included. Order from Harris Communications.)
Duffy, K. & Veltri, D. (1998). Interpreting in Therapy: Getting Out of the Way. VIEWS, 15 (4).
Edwards, M. & Patel, A. (2003). Telemedicine in the State of Maine: A Model for Growth Driven by Rural Needs. Telemedicine Journal and e-Health, 9, (1), 25-39.
Gerber, B. M. (1983). A Communication Minority: Deaf People and Mental Health Care. American Journal of Social Psychiatry 3, 50-57.
Gerber, B. M. (1979). Interpreter Effects with Deaf People. American Journal of Psychiatry, 136, 990.
Gibson, S. (2005, April). A First-Hand Account of Observation-Supervision Training. VIEWS, 22 (4).
*Green, L., Hawkins, A., Malcom, K., & Stewart, L. (2001). Psychotherapy with Deaf Clients: the Evolving Process of a Therapist/Interpreter Team. Vancouver Community Mental Health Services. Prepared for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind Well-Being Program.
Gunther, M. (1994). Counter-transference Issues in Staff Caregivers who Work to Rehabilitate Catastrophic-Injury Survivors. American Journal of Psychotherapy, 48, (2), 208-220.
*Guthman, D. The Gray Area: Ethics in Providing Clinical Services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals. Available on line at
*Hamerdinger, S., & Karlin, B. (2003). Therapy Using Interpreters: Questions on the Use of Interpreters in Therapeutic Settings for Monolingual Therapists. Journal of American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association. 36 (3). (An excellent article to share with clinicians who might be unfamiliar with working with a deaf consumer and interpreter in therapy.)
Harvey, M. (1984). Family Therapy with Deaf Persons: The Systemic Utilization of an Interpreter. Family Process, 23. 205-213. Also see
*Harvey, M. (1997). The Evolving Relationship Between Interpreter and Family Therapist. In M. McIntire, and S. Wilcox (Eds.), Journal of Interpretation. Silver Spring, MD: Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc.
Harvey, M. (1982). The Influence and Utilization of an Interpreter for Deaf Persons in Family Therapy. American Annals of the Deaf, 127 (7), 821-827.
Harvey, M. (1987). Guidelines for Interpreters in a Mental Health Setting: Applications from UCCD. San Francisco, CA: University of California
Harvey, M. (1987). Guidelines for Mental Health Professionals: Use of Interpreters for the Deaf from UCCD. San Francisco, CA: University of California.
*Harvey, M. (2001). The Hazards of Empathy: Vicarious Trauma of Interpreters for the Deaf. Journal of Interpretation. Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc.
* Harvey, M. (2001). Shielding Yourself from the Perils of Empathy. Journal of Interpretation, Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc.
Interpreting in the Mental Health Setting. Standard Practice Paper. Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc.
Interpreting within the Mental Health Setting: Interactive Interview, Consultation and Hearing

University of Arkansas, Little Rock V645.005. 50 minutes Voiced/Signed.
Interpreting within the Mental Health Setting: Psychological Testing

. 1978.
Silverman, E. (2001, July). Relating to Consumers, Customers, and Colleagues. VIEWS, 18 (7).
*Stansfield, M. (1981). Psychological Issues in Mental Health Interpreting. Journal of Interpretation 1:18-31
Stansfield, M. (1981). Therapist and Interpreter: A working relationship. Paper presented at the Mental Health and Interpreting Conference, Annapolis, MD.
Thress, R. (2005, April). HIPAA and The New Rules: Have You Signed YOUR Contract? VIEWS, 22, (4).
Tress, J. (1992). Guidelines for Sign Language Interpreters in Mental Health Settings. Safety Harbor, FL; National Mental Health Institute on Deafness, Inc.
*Veltri, D. (1993). What Makes the Mental Health Setting Different? Transference. VIEWS, 10, (5).
*Vernon, M. & Miller, K. (2001). Interpreting in Mental Health Settings: Issues and Concerns. American Annals of the Deaf, 146, (5), 429-433.
Wadensjo, C. (1995). Dialogue Interpreting and the Distribution of Responsibility. Hermes, Journal of Linguistics, 14. 111-129.
Wadensjo, C. (1998). The Social Organization of Remembering in Interpreter-Mediated Encounters. (Paper presented for the Second International Conference on Interpreting in Legal, Health, Educational, and Social Service Settings, Vancouver, Canada, May 19-23.)
Westermeyer, J. (1990). Working with an Interpreter in Psychiatric Assessment and Treatment. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 178, 745-749.
Williams, C. & Abeles, N. (2004). Issues and Implications of Deaf Culture in Therapy. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 33, (6), 643-648.
Williams, U. (1983). Interpreting in Mental Health Situations: Basic Issues. In D. Watson & B. Heller, (Eds.) Mental Health and Deafness: Strategic Perspectives, Silver Spring, MD: American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association. – Massachusetts Medical Interpreters Association. – National Council on Interpreting in Health Care.
. Deaf Wellness Center. Toward Equity: Psychological Testing Studies: Psychosis Symptom Rating Scale. 1999-2005.
* Dean, R., Pollard Jr., R., & English, M. Observation-Supervision in Mental Health Interpreter Training.
(Correspondence regarding this article should be addressed to Robyn Dean, RUMC Deaf Wellness Center, 300 Crittenden Blvd. Rochester, NY 14642 or via email to

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Substance Abuse

Boros, A. (1983). Alcoholism and Deaf People. Gallaudet Today, 3 (13), 7-11.
Drug Enforcement Administration Briefing Book, (1999, October). Department of Justice, Washington, DC. (Describes the current drugs of concern within the United States.)
Ferrell, R. & George, J. (1984). One Community’s Response to Alcohol Problems among the Deaf Community. Journal of Rehabilitation of the Deaf, 18, (2), 15-18.
Fulton, K. (1983). Alcohol and Drug Abuse Among the Deaf: Collaborative Programming for the Purposes of Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment. In D. Watson, & B. Heller (Eds.), Mental Health and Deafness: Strategic Perspectives, Silver Spring, MD: American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association.
Guthmann, D., Lybarger, R., & Sandberg, K. (1993). Providing Chemical Dependency Treatment to the Deaf or Hard of Hearing Mentally Ill Client. Journal of the American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association, 27, 1-15.
Guthman, D., Lybarger, R. & Sandberg, K. (2001). Models of Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment for Consideration when Working with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals. Journal of the American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association, 34, (3), 28-42.
Guthmann, D. & Sandberg, K. (1998). Assessing Substance Abuse Problems in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals. American Annals of the Deaf, 143 (1), 14-21.
Lane, K. (1989). Substance Abuse among the Deaf Population: An Overview of Current Strategies, Programs, and Barriers to Recovery. Journal of American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association, 22, (4), 79-85.
Lybarger, R., & Sandberg, K. (2000). Mentorship in Sobriety: An Alternative to Twelve-Step Support for Deaf People. Journal of the American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association, 33, 42-49.
McCrone, W. (1982). Serving the Deaf Substance Abuser. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 14, 199-203.
Miller, B. G. (1998). Deaf and Sober: Journeys through Recovery National Association of the Deaf. Silver Spring, MD. (Discusses many aspects of recovery and Deaf people, including having an interpreter in an AA meeting.)
Minnesota Chemical Dependency Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals. (1994). Chemical Approaches: A Model for Treating Chemically Dependent Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals. Minneapolis, MN: Deacones Press.
Rendon, M. (1992). Deaf Culture and Alcohol and Substance Abuse. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 9, (2), 103-110.
Steitler, K. (1984). Substance Abuse and the Deaf Adolescent. In G. B. Anderson & D. Watson (Eds.), The Habilitation and Rehabilitation of Deaf Adolescents (125-146). Little Rock, AR: University of Arkansas Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Deafness and Hearing Impairment.
*Woodward, J. (1980). Signs of Drug Use. Silver Spring, MD: T. J. Publishing. (This book provides more than 160 different signs related to drug and alcohol. Use with a companion video.)
Zangara, M. (1990). Deaf Aftercare: Working Toward a Common Goal. In Proceedings of the Substance Abuse and Recovery Conference: Empowerment of Deaf Persons. ( 144-147). Washington, DC: Gallaudet University, College for Continuing Education.
* – This on-line catalog is the third edition of an earlier publication, which attempts to bring together a list of materials addressing substance abuse and related topics specifically for deaf and hard of hearing individuals. This revision was compiled by The Minnesota Chemical Dependency Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals and includes applicable articles, books, pamphlets and video productions.

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Sexual Abuse

Brookhauser, P., Sullivan, P., Scanlan, J., & Garbarino, J. (1986, February). Identifying the Sexually Abused Deaf Child: The Otolaryngologist’s Role, Laryngoscope, 96 (2), 152-158.
Burke, F., Gutman, V., & Dobosh, V. (1999). Treatment of Deaf Survivors of Sexual Abuse: A Process of Healing. In I. Leigh (Ed.) Therapy with Deaf Clients from Diverse Groups. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.
Elder, Marge (1993, September). Deaf Survivors of Sexual Abuse: A Look at the Issues. Moving Forward News Journal 2, (5).
(Moving Forward published a print news journal for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse between 1991 and 1998. Although publication of the print versions has ceased, selected articles from past issues are being made available online in archives at
Sullivan, P., Vernon, M., & Scanlan, J. (1987). Sexual Abuse of Deaf Youth. American Annals of the Deaf.
Trybus, R. J. & Miller, K. (2002). Issues in the Sexual Molestation of Deaf Youth .American Annals of the Deaf, 147, 28-35.

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Credits for Bibliography

Compiled by:

Ginger Thompson

Edited by:

Sue Scott

*Selections are Editor’s Recommendations

Formatted by:

Rosa Ramirez
Sarah Kesler
Caroline Kessler


Arlyn Anderson
Claudia V. Angelelli
Doug Bowen-Bailey
Marty Barnum
Katie Holmes
Elise Knopf
Sue Scott
Patricia Sheehan
Jenny Stenner
Laurie Swabey
Roger Williams

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