Mental HealthInterpreter Training
July 31 — August 4, 2017
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.
Bob Pollard, Robyn Dean, Roger Williams, Steve Hamerdinger, Charlene Crump, Kent Schafer, et. al.
SPECIAL ALUMNI TRACK WILL ALSO BE OFFERERD! More information to follow.
A minimumof 4.0 ces will be offered in the main track
Approximately 2.5 ces in the alumni track
Clinical ces are pending
See attached brochure and application.
For additional information visit www.mhit.org.