Community Training

Training sessions for mental health providers and community members.


Community training is a space where NDT can offer valuable training information and materials related to mental health and share it with the deaf community. The training materials will be posted on our website various times throughout the year and are made accessible through computer, laptop, and mobile phones.

Training for Mental Health Providers

We offer a variety of online, webinar and in-person training sessions for mental health providers, community members, and more. Check back, as we are always adding new sessions and training content.

Find A Session

Amanda Sortwell
Session Facilitator

Date: Coming Soon

Time: TBD

Cost: $125


Community Compassion Training

In this busy and stressful world, wellness providers are often pulled in many directions, responding to overwhelming caseloads that are increasing and ever-changing expectations for workloads. Rarely are work environments given the time and support to engage in the process of compassion to create a compassionate and trauma-sensitive work environment. Providers should be empowered to form a compassionate environment that will enable them to help all staff to feel safe and supported to manage throughout the trauma-exposed work environment. Compassionate environment may impact self-care, burnout, and the well being as a service provider. This community trainer will offer a guide, compassion tool kit: a Deaf Centered Approach that can create a compassionate work environment for all Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, Hard-of- Hearing (DDBDDHH) service providers across the nation.
Who should attend this session?

This is ideal for mental health providers who treat or work with Deaf clients, including supervisors, clinical directors, mental health therapists. wellness providers, administrators, case managers, advocates, directors, human resource, and many more.

What is the session format?

Our session sizes are limited to 10 participants. A licensed therapist will lead the session and participants will have the opportunity to share and ask questions. Sessions are conducted in American Sign Language.

Where do you meet?

We meet online via a secure video eTherapy platform. You can join the session anywhere you are as long as you have a computer or mobile device and quality internet access.