Noelle Opsahl, M.E.D.

Noelle Opsahl


  • M.E.D., Masters of Education of the Deaf, Smith College, 2006
  • B.A., Psychology and French Studies, Smith College, 2005

Research Interests:  

  • Dissertation: Have You Talked About It?: A Phenomenological Approach to Deaf Women's Experiences of Sexual Assault Disclosure
  • Predissertation: Sexual Assault Disclosure: The Experiences of Deaf Women.

Publications and Presentations:

  • Opsahl, N. & Pick, L.H. (2016, July). An exploratory qualitative investigation regarding experiences of sexual assault disclosure among Deaf women. Thematic session presentation at the International Congress of Psychology, Yokohama, Japan.
  • Opsahl, N. (2015, November). A peer advocate's experience of Deaf women's disclosure of sexual assault. Poster presentation at Breaking Silences, Demanding Crip Justice: Sex, Sexuality, and Disability, Dayton, OH.
  • Opsahl, N. (2015, November). Sexual assault in the Deaf community. Breakout Presentation at Breaking Silences, Demanding Crip Justice: Sex, Sexuality, and Disability, Dayton, OH.
  • Opsahl, N. & Pick, L.H. (2015, August). Online disclosure resources for Deaf female survivors of sexual assault and their support providers. Poster presentation at the 123rd American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Toronto, Ontario.

Clinical Training:

  • Washington DC VA Medical Center, Mental Health Clinic (Advanced Practicum)
  • Multicultural Clinical Center (Advanced Practicum)
  • Gallaudet University, Counseling and Psychological Services (Practicum)

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