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15th Annual Mental Health Interpreter Training

  • July 31, 2017
  • (CDT)
  • August 04, 2017
  • (CDT)
  • Montgomery, AL


A minimum  of 4.0 CEUs will be offered in the main track

Approximately 2.5 CEUs in the alumni track

Clinical CEUs are pending

See attached brochure and application below.

MHIT IS: A 40 - hour course designed to provide a sound basis for interpreters to work effectively in mental health settings as part of a professional team.  It includes lectures, demonstrations, exercises, evaluation and discussion to develop knowledge, skills and resources to ensure that services are linguistically and culturally appropriate.  It will include introductions to Medical and mental health systems and culture, Sources of communication breakdown associated with mental illness and treatment, Interpreters' roles, tools, and resources, Severe language dysfluency and Visual - Gestural Communication, Psychiatric emergencies,  Support groups and Community Mental Health Services, and Demand-Control Theory applied to mental health interpreting.  The Institute is a collaborative effort between the Alabama Department of Mental Health’s Office of Deaf Services

ADARA and Troy University Interpreter Training Program. 

PRESENTERS INCLUDE: Bob Pollard, Robyn Dean, Roger Williams, Steve Hamerdinger, Charlene Crump, Kent Schafer, et. al.   

For additional information visit www.mhit.org.

MHIT Brochure 2017 no app.pdf 

2017 MHIT Participant Application.docx


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