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A Program for Deaf Mental Patients
Luther D. Robinson
Psychiatric Services 1973; doi:
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St. Elizabeths Hospital Washington, D.C.

American Psychiatric Association

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A special program for the deaf was initiated in late 1963 when the author began conducting group psychotherapy sessions for a few chronically hospitalized deaf patients. Since then the program has been enlarged to include such activities as psychodrama and dance therapy, and it now occupies a separate facility and has a full-time staff. The program has also provided training for hospital staff members, deaf college students, nursing students, professional workers with the deaf, volunteers, and others.

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