Fall 2016 Edition of the Signs of Mental Health is Out

Check out the Fall edition of the Signs of Mental Health, Deaf Services' quarterly publication. [Click Here to Read It] 

Training interpreters in a practice profession approach to mental health interpreting.

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ODS Director Steve Hamerdinger edited a new position paper on the "Preservation of Mental Health Services for Deaf People in an Integrated Health Care Setting," published by NAD recently. He explains the paper in the Vlog above.  He was joined by Kent Schafer to write a technical paper for the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors on "Promising and Emerging Approaches and Innovations for Crisis Interventions for People Who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deafblind."


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15th Annual MHIT Interpreter Institute: July 31 - August 4, 2017

 Class Is Tentetively Full - Applications Are Accepted for Wait Listing*

*All slots are booked, but not all slots are paid.  We expect some to open 

We are still accepting for the Alumni Track

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A Student Worker's Perspective on MHIT:  2016 Student Worker Margaret Coffey Talks About Her Experience

Neil Glickman said of Alabama's mental health interpreters that, “[T]he sophistication of these interpreters in mental health not only meets the level of best practice, it establishes it.”  This is high praise from one of the world’s leading experts in mental health and deafness.  It is not mere chance that Alabama is home to a program that garners such praise. It is the result of years of planning and work that has gone into building a stellar mental health interpreting program.

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Employment Opportunities in the Office of Deaf Services

ODS is recruiting:

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