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4:5 Friday May 24, 2002

Know Your Code

The Do's and Don'ts of Counseling
Deaf Mental Health Clients

Nonmaleficence, breach of the duty of reasonable care, beneficence, client autonomy, fidelity -- these are all terms associated with a clinical psychologists' ethical responsibilities concerning therapist-client relationships. Ethics in Mental Health and Deafness edited by Virginia Gutman explores these and other ethical matters specific to working with deaf clients. In this volume, a unique assembly of respected mental health professionals share their experiences and knowledge about this rewarding occupation.

Covering a range of issues from matters of confidentiality to genetic counseling and testing for deafness, this tome is sure to become required reading for all professionals and students in this discipline. Read chapter three, Law and Ethics in Mental Health and Deafness, and take advantage of your exclusive subscriber discount by ordering your copy today.

Everyday readers such as Brenda Weeaks, site owner of Internet-based MyShelf.com, are celebrating recently published Press titles. Weeaks praises Cochlear Implants in Children: Ethics and Choices authors John B. Christiansen and Irene W. Leigh saying, The authors of Cochlear Implants in Children couldn't have chosen a better time to present their work. She continues with: I found Cochlear Implants to be a solid read with much to offer in the cochlear implant discussion. Should you buy a copy, plan on buying another to pass on because, trust me, you will want to share this with someone, and you'll want to keep your own copy for future reference. Click here to read the complete review. To find out more about this title, read chapter five, The Cochlear Implant Center, Surgery, and Short-Term Post-Implant Outcomes, and order Cochlear Implants in Children.

Baby's First Signs and More Baby's First Signs won the heart of Silent News reviewer Hannah Merker in its April 2002 issue. Vibrantly illustrated in bright colors, with sign illustrations, each page illuminates clearly one word, with its ASL equivalent. Merker continues with: The pictorial renditions of a toddler discovering expression through several mediums at once -- the sign, the word, the situation depicted -- is both charming and inventive, a visual alerting to how initial learning can occur. Read the full review and view some of the brightly colored illustrations from Baby's First Signs and More Baby's First Signs here. Order Baby's First Signs and More Baby's First Signs and begin early exposure of sign language to your deaf or hearing child.


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