Region II - Upcoming Workshop

14th Annual Mental Health Interpreter Training Institute

 

July 25-29, 2016

Montgomery, Alabama

 

A presentation of Mental Health Interpreter Training Project

Office of Deaf Services, Alabama Department of Mental Health

In Partnership with ADARA and Troy University

 

 

The Interpreter Institute 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:

ü Medical and mental health systems and culture,

ü Sources of communication breakdown associated with mental illness and treatment,

ü Interpreters' roles, tools, and resources,

ü Severe language dysfluency and Visual - Gestural Communication,

ü Psychiatric emergencies,

ü Support groups and Community Mental Health Services, and Demand-Control Theory applied to mental health interpreting

 

PRESENTERS: 

Robert Pollard, Robyn Dean, Roger Williams, Steve Hamerdinger, Carole Lazorisak, Charlene Crump, Brian McKenny, Shannon Reese and others to be announced!

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: 

Candidates for the Alabama Mental Health Interpreter Training (MHIT) Interpreter Institute are selected based on a screening process that ranks the suitability of registrants for available vacancies based on the following categories; Formal
education, interpreting certification/licensure, interpreting experience, involvement in the mental health community, involvement in the language community, continuing education, and residency.  This training meets the pre-practicum training requirement of interpreters workingtowards Certification as a Qualified Mental Health Interpreter according to Alabama State Code 580-3-24.

 

  COST OF TRAINING: 

                            Participants         Alumni

 

 

Feb 16 - April 15:      $340                 $215

April 16 — May31:   $390                 $265

After May 31:            $425                  $310

Day Rate:                  $100                  $85

· Before July 1st refunds will be provided upon written request minus 15% processing and handling fee. Refunds will not be provided after July 1st, however, registration fees will be applied to the subsequent year.

· Discounts available for groups of six (6) or more.  

· Applications reviewed on first-come, first-serve basis.

 

A minimum of 4.0 CEUS will be offered for the training. 

  

Student representatives:

Participation is limited to four students.  Note: Students who apply for worker status must submit evidence of full time status in a recognized Interpreter Training/Preparation Program along with faculty recommendation. Contactinfo@mhit.org for more information.

 

 For Additional Information:

www.mhit.org

info@mhit.org

Or Office of Deaf Services, P.O Box 301410, Montgomery, AL 36130. 

Telephone:  334-353-7415 (Voice) 334-239-3780 (VP) 334-242-3025 (Fax)