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Psychosocial Aspects of Deafness highlights contemporary mental health issues affecting deaf and hard of hearing individuals with overviews of topics in the fields of psychology, sociology, and deafness. The text covers the development of one's identity, the emergence of the healthy personality, and the establishment of mental health services for deaf and hard of hearing individuals. In addition, it provides the reader with a review of assessment instruments, counseling techniques, and therapeutic models.Family dynamics are discussed from a variety of ethnic backgrounds, reflecting the cultural diversity that is evident within the Deaf community. Furthermore, strategies for classroom management focus on enhancing the emotional growth of deaf and hard of hearing children. The broad scope of the subject matter allows flexibility and provides fresh material for new approaches to courses related to this topic within the field of deaf education. Contemporary theories concerning social development and sexual behaviors are discussed and applied to this diverse community.