ERIC Number: ED145610
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Preparation of Psychological Service Providers to the Deaf. A Report of the Spartanburg Conference on the Functions, Competencies and Training of Psychological Service Providers to the Deaf. Monograph No. 4.
Levine, Edna S., Ed.
Reported are findings of the Spartanburg Conference, a multidisciplinary meeting designed to set up guidelines for training psychological service providers to the deaf. Considered in Chapter I are studies relating to the historical background of psychological practice with the deaf. The organization of the conference is explained in Chapter II in terms of conference objectives, organizing committees, selection and background of participants, the consumers, topics for discussion, distribution of orientative materials, and operational procedures. Outlined in Chapter III are functions actually performed by psychological service providers to the deaf and a summary of expected functions relating to the individual, facility, community, research, administration and supervision, and continuing professional development. Listed in Chapter IV are the special competencies (communication skills, knowledge of the deaf, techniques of psychological evaluation, techniques of treatment, and personal qualities) that enable a psychological service provider to carry out his functions effectively with a deaf clientele. The issues of training and certification (including selection of trainees and training content) are discussed in Chapter V. In a final section, conference findings are summarized for each area considered. Appended are lists of committee members, discussion leaders and recorders, interpreters, and participants. (SBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Professional Rehabilitation Workers with the Adult Deaf, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.