Lieke Doornkate, psychotherapist, specialized in EMDR, CBT and SFT. Fluent in dutch sign language. 30 years of experience in the field of mental health for deaf clients.
Jeantine Janse, CBT and EMDR therapist, specialized in EMDR, CBT and SFT. Native dutch sign language user. 30 years of experience in the field of mental health for deaf clients.
Doof & Co is an outpatient clinic for deaf and hard of hearing adults . In our treatments, empowerment of our clients is a central theme. Our mission is to treat clients in their own preferred communication; this can be fluent sign language, Dutch supported with signs or spoken Dutch. This will diminish language barriers and can make state of the art psychotherapeutic techniques accessible.
In this lecture we will elaborate on the specific techniques, for example EMDR, Schema Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Family Therapy, and how we can make these deaf-friendly and adjustable to our clients.
In reviewing these techniques, we consider new developments in the deaf community such as cochlear implants and modern technology and the ramification for identity issues, communication possibilities and psychopathology.