Free NAADAC Webinar

Recorded on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 

A Recorded Webinar


This workshop will include information about the various aspects of substance use disorder and how it impacts individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (DHH). Information discussed will include barriers that DHH individuals face, unique characteristics of the population, research & demographic information, a current ASL assessment translation project, clinical approaches, relapse prevention, aftercare and self-help group information, as well as other resources available for this population.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify and describe current barriers, data and terminology on the incidence of drug and alcohol abuse in the United States for DHH individuals.
  • Become familiar with a variety of innovative assessment and clinical approaches to use when working with DHH individuals.
  • Learn about specialized treatment programs and web-based resources available when working with DHH individuals.

Education is FREE to all professionals

Earn 1 Continuing Education Hour (CE)

The CE certificate for this webinar will be available after the webinar takes place. NAADAC Members will be prompted to register for the CE quiz for free, while non-members will be prompted to pay a $15 processing fee to access the quiz. Upon passing the CE quiz, a CE Certificate will be immediately available to download in your profile. Click here for detailed step-by-step instructions for accessing your CE quiz and CE Certificate.

Click here for a complete list of organizations who approve NAADAC to provide continuing education hours.
This webinar is not eligible for ASWB ACE CE hours.


Deb Guthmann, EdD, NIC, is a nationally recognized lecturer, administrator, researcher, and educator with 40 years of experience working with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) community. She is involved with a grant focusing on the validation of mental health, substance use disorder and career-related screening tools in American Sign Language. Guthmann is the founding Director of the Minnesota Chemical Dependency Program for DHH Individuals, which is one of the first inpatient treatment programs of its kind. She was the Director of Student Services at the California School for the Deaf in Fremont, California, teaches online classes, has made over 200 national/international presentations and has written articles/book chapters focusing on ethical issues and treatment models to use with DHH individuals.

Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters. Live closed captioning is available and the captioning capabilities are in compliance with the practices defined in Worldwide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.

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