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

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Summer 2018 Edition of the Signs of Mental Health is Up

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

The Alabama Department of Mental Health Office of Deaf Services is pleased to Present:

A New Way of Interpreting for 12-Step Programs 

Presenter: Ashley Reuss, BSW, MA
November 2, 2018
Somerville Place
1316 Somerville Road, Decatur, AL
Basement conference room


Employment Opportunities in the Office of Deaf Services
ODS is recruiting:

This position can be filled at a lower rank.

Click on the position for more information


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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ODS YouTube Channel

ODS has been quietly producing Deaf 2-5-8 videos for a while.  Recently ODS has started to expand offerings to include broader public service announcements such as this:

For more information, click HERE