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Deaf people in and out of the world of mental health

Author: Sharon Ridgeway

Dr Sharon Ridgeway works at the National Centre for Mental Health and Deafness in Manchester. She is a Chartered Psychologist and is Head of Counselling Services. Sharon studied for a BA (Hon), MSc, Certificate of Qualification in Social Work and obtained her doctorate at the University of Manchester. She is Chair of the British Society for Mental Health and Deafness and British Deaf Association representative to the European Society for Mental Health and Deafness. Sharon has a national and international reputation and frequently travels to present various aspects of her work. Specialist interests include developing therapeutic approaches to work with deaf people and abuse of deaf children. She is presently training in Forensic Psychology.



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