ERIC Number: ED032708
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Psychiatry and the Deaf.
Rainer, John D., Ed.; Altshuler, Kenneth Z., Ed.
A compilation of presentations from a meeting on psychiatry and the deaf, the text includes the following discussions: background and history of the New York State mental health program for the deaf; an introduction to the program of the New York School for the Deaf; school psychiatric preventive programs; adjustment problems presented by a panel of deaf adults; and a demonstration of a psychiatric inpatient program including a tour facilities, case presentations, group therapy, and an occupational therapy workshop. Additional topics considered are theoretical considerations in development and psychopathology of the deaf, diagnostic aspects including psychiatric and psychological examinations, group therapy with adolescents, psychiatric treatment, state wide organization of psychiatric services, alternative communication systems for the deaf, cultural and environmental influences in emotional development, and group psychiatry for the hospitalized deaf. Diagnostic evaluation of hearing impaired children, a pilot program for a state hospital, a plan for a clinical and research program for psychotic patients, and a conference summary are also discussed. (RJ)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Behavior Problems, Case Studies, Counseling, Emotional Disturbances, Environmental Influences, Exceptional Child Services, Family Relationship, Group Therapy, Hearing Impairments, Institutionalized Persons, Parent Counseling, Psychiatric Services, Psychiatry, Psychological Evaluation, Psychotherapy, Residential Schools, Schizophrenia, State Programs, Vocational Adjustment
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York State Psychiatric Inst., New York.