• Introduction to Counseling Deaf People with Language and Learning Challenges

    Neil Glickman, Ph.D.

    In this third in the series of three videos, Dr. Glickman presents information about deaf individuals that can and does impact providing counseling services to this population.  He covers a number of issues including language deprivation, appropriate communication supports, development and others.  He also provides some very specific information and suggestions for working with this population in the counseling setting.

    Neil Glickman - Man with brown hair and facial hair.


    Discussion questions for Session:
    1. What are some of the differences of working with people who use a different language compared with working with people who have limited language?
    2. Have you had experiences that cause you to identify with the stories of Patrick, Omar and Robert?  And, what specific challenges have you faced as a result?
    3. What are some of the specific characteristics seen in individuals with language deprivation and how do they affect their behavior and a professionals ability to help them navigate difficulties?
    4. What are some of the communication supports that may be necessary to help clients with language deprivation, and what experiences have you had (or imagine you would have) in using or obtaining these supports when they are needed?
    5. What are some of the specific techniques or strategies that Dr. Glickman shared that stood out to you and how do you imagine they might be helpful to the youth you work with?
    6. What are some ways we can use the information presented in these three sessions to better serve the youth that we work with as well as support our colleagues in doing so?

    Additional information on this topic:


    Dr. Glickman's Books

    • Glickman, N. (Ed.) (2013). Deaf mental health care.  New York: Routledge.
    • Glickman, Neil. (2009).   Cognitive behavioral therapy for deaf and hearing persons with language and learning challenges..   New York: Routledge.
    • Glickman, N. & Gulati. S. (Eds.).  (2003).  Mental health care of Deaf persons: A culturally affirmative approach.  Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Earlbaum Associates.
    • Glickman, N. & Harvey, M. (Eds.). (1996).   Culturally affirmative psychotherapy with Deaf persons.  Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Earlbaum Associates.
    • Soon to be published: Glickman, Neil.  (2017)  Preparing deaf and hearing persons with language and learning challenges for CBT: A Pre-therapy workbook.   Routledge.