THE INSTITUTE FACULTY

The interpreter Institute faculty boasts some of the leading teachers, researchers and program adminstrators for mental health services to deaf people in the country.

Charlene Crump, QMHI
MHI Coordinator, Office of Deaf Services, Alabama Department of Mental Health, Montgomery, Alabama

Teaches Psycholinguistics

Carter English, RPH
Coordinator, Community Pharmacy Program, Alabama Department of Mental Health, Montgomery, Alabama

Teaches Psychopharmacology

Robyn Dean, Ph.D, C.I./C.T.
Faculty Associate in Psychiatry, University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, New York

Teaches Demand/Control Schema, Interpreting as a Practice Profession

Steve Hamerdinger, MA
Director, Office of Deaf Services, Alabama Department of Mental Health, Montgomery, Alabama

Teaches Counseling Theories and Approaches for Interpreters, Secondary Trauma and Self Care

Kathy House, MS
Executive Assistant, Division for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Alabama Department of Mental Health, Montgomery, Alabama.  

Teaches "Hearing Voices"

Robert Pollard, Ph.D.
Professor and Associate Dean of Research at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester School of Medicine.

Teaches Demand/Control Schema, Assessment and Diagnostic Criteria

Shannon Reese, M.A., NCC 
Deaf Services Coordinator, Office of Deaf Services, Alabama Department of Mental Health, Montgomery, Alabama

Institute Hostess, Teaches visual-gestural Toolkit

Roger Williams, LCSW
State Director, Deaf Services, South Carolina Department of Mental Health

Teaches Roles of the Mental Health Professional in Deafness, Confidentiality, Role Playing and Critique

Kent Schafer, MA, MSE, NCSP
Statewide Deaf Psychologist, Office of Deaf Serviecs, Alabama Department of Mental Health, Montgomery, Alabama. 

Teaches Interpreting in Substance Abuse Settings, Treatment Approaches 

Brian McKenny, CI/CT, NIC, QMHI
Staff Interpreter, Office of Deaf Services, Alabama Department of Mental Health, Montgomery, Alabama

Teaches Interpreting in Substance Abuse Settings