This free workshop for medical practitioners, led by Dr Sarah Powell will cover deafness and mental health. We'll be discussing areas of consideration when working with deaf people and good practice. 

Dr Sarah Powell

Dr Sarah Powell works as a Clinical Psychologist for SignHealth providing Psychological Therapy services for deaf, deafened and deaf/blind individuals experiencing depression and anxiety. She is one of the very few Deaf Clinical Psychologists nationally. Sarah was an active member of the initial Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) steering group, set up to explore the needs of the deaf community in this clinical area. Sarah is well versed in using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and has adapted a variety of relevant materials. The adapted materials have made therapy more meaningful and accessible for Deaf BSL users.

Sarah has a long history working and volunteering in different organisations involved in mental health and deafness. Due to this experience and being Deaf herself, she is acutely aware of the barriers that Deaf people face daily in society and the challenges within mental health services that Deaf people face. She is passionate about ensuring that psychological therapies are delivered in an accessible way for all deaf people.

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