Bimonthly online discussions are continuing education opportunities for mental health interpreters and clinician who work with deaf consumers.  QMHI's are required to have 40 contact hours continuing education per year.

Bimonthly online discussions are continuing education opportunities for mental health interpreters and clinician who work with deaf consumers.  QMHI's are required to have 40 contact hours continuing education per year.

You can go to this URL  https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting- for more information on how to join the webinar.  More tips for using Zoom can be found HERE

All presentations are in the form of a webinar.  Links to the webinar will be send out the same day as the event. This year our webinars will be hosted on Zoom.  To use this platform, please read documents on the Zoom Website.

Important:  In order to assure time to process your registration, completed form and payment must be received 7 days prior to the event you wish to join.

Registration fee for all online discussions in calendar year 2020 is just $35.*  User Guide HERE

How to Register:

  • Send a check for $35.00 made out to ADARA- MHIT Fund along with the completed form to:

Shannon Reese, Services Coordinator
Alabama Department of Mental Health
Office of Deaf Services
P.O. Box 301410
Montgomery, AL  36130

* January to December 2020.  This fee is NOT pro rated. This fee is included as part of the registration for participants of the 2019 MHIT Interpreter Institute.  Registration for 2021 will be included in the 2020 Interpreter Institute fees.

Presented by: Mistie Owens

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March 10, 2020
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Enhancing Knowledge Through Online Learning

Mistie Owens is a dedicated Deaf professional with over 10 years in the interpreting field as a Certified Deaf Interpreter, is proud to be the second Deaf QMHI in the nation (2015), and holds a graduate degree in Mental Health and Wellness (MHW). Mistie also has 25 years in management, direct service delivery and small business development, and frequently collaborates on articles, professional training content and presentations to nonprofit, private, corporate and healthcare entities serving the Deaf. She also has served on boards and taskforces in the areas of interpreting, emergency 

“ From Self-Care to Integrative Wellness:
A Holistic Approach for the Mental
Health Practitioner”

Upcoming Events

All Events run 6:30 - 8:30 PM Central Time

 May 12:  Trauma-Informed Psychotherapy.  Presenter: Cara Miller

July 14:   Am I Breaking the CPC? Mental Health Interpreting Strategies Intersect with the RID Code of Conduct.  Presenter: Bridget Sabatke

September 8:   Forging Pathways Despite Communication Barriers.  Presenter: Jaime Wilson

November 10:  Mental Health and Law Enforcement.  Presenter: Scott Daily

                                     

“From Self-Care to Integrative Wellness: A Holistic Approach for the Mental Health Practitioner

This monthly on-line discussion will provide participants with opportunities to interact with interpreters in the field of deafness and explore research articles, discuss presentations and apply the online discussion to service provision.

 The Objectives of the Training:

  • Participants will identify foundations and philosophies of a holistic and integrative approach.
  • Participants will utilize healing techniques utilized with the mental health professional.
  • Participants will make use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, mental health professionals, and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing.

Target Audience:

Interpreters in Mental Health, Community Interpreters, Mental Health Professionals, School Counselors

Pre- Reading

  • TBA

Presentation Flyer Available for Download HERE

Registrations will need to be submitted

You only need to register once each calendar year

management and professional development. Currently, Mistie is Chairperson for the newly-established Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Initiatives committee with the Utah Association of the Deaf (UAD) and is also leading a Utah state/nonprofit taskforce in developing a rationale proposal for establishing state Deaf mental health services meanwhile advocating for the appointment of a state coordinator. She is also developing a new consulting business with an associate, and owns another with her husband. When taking time for herself, Mistie is playing with her grandchildren, hunting vintage finds, restoring a 1980 travel trailer or getting her fingers dirty in her backyard vegetable garden