2023 Deafness and Clinical Training: Comorbid Medical and Psychiatric Illnesses: Differential Diagnoses and Treatment of Individuals Who Are Deaf

Email Address
Contact Phone
(334) 239-3558 (Video Phone)
Alternate Phone
(334) 353-4703 (Voice)
Event Type
Health & Wellness,
Professional Development,

Intended for Signing Audiences

Dr. Jaime Wilson will address various medical conditions that can present as psychiatric illnesses. Misdiagnoses of medical conditions masquerading as psychiatric conditions can lead to worsened or less-than-optimal treatment outcomes. Cross-cultural populations such as the deaf, hard of hearing, and DeafBlind (DHHDB) are especially at risk for misdiagnoses. Dr. Wilson will discuss real-life case scenarios involving DHHDB individuals presenting with comorbid medical and psychiatric symptoms. Awareness of pathognomonic findings in a psychiatric patient that may indicate an underlying medical condition is essential. Crucial to this discussion will be an awareness of common medications that may present with unintended psychiatric manifestations. The in-depth discussion of a given medical condition will conclude with treatment strategies to maximize healthcare services for our DHHDB.

This session is targeted at service providers who specialize in some aspect of deafness (therapists, rehabilitation counselors, specialists, direct care staff, substance abuse providers, teachers, education staff, interpreters, etc.). 

10:00 am to 4:00 (5.0 clock hours) *One-hour lunch break

Registration Fees:

Prior to March 15, 2023

  • $40 Registration fee - Early Bird
  • $20 Registration fee - full-time ITP or Counseling Students (Non-certified, non-working)

March 16, 2023 or after

  • $60 Registration fee – Regular
  • $30 Registration fee- full-time ITP or Counseling Students (Non-certified, non-working)

Registration deadline: April 14, 2023

Registration fee waived for employees of Alabama Department of Mental Health, employees of Alabama Department of Mental Health Community Mental Health Centers and contracted Substance Abuse provider agencies, and QMHI-Supervisors.

Updated: February 15, 2023 10:06am CST