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.

All presentations are in the form of a webinar.  Links to the webinar will be send out a few days prior to the event.  This year our webinars will be hosted on Citrix (GoToMeeting).  To use this platform Please read documents on the Citrix Website. You can download a full User Guide HERE.

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 2016 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 2017.  This fee is NOT pro rated. This fee is included as part of the registration for participants of the 2015 MHIT Interpreter Institute.  Registration for 2017 will be included in the 2016 Interpreter Institute fees.

Dr. Kimberly MathosPresenter

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May 8, 2018

“Assessing for Psychosis and Thought Disorder in Patients
who are Deaf”

Dr. Kim Mathos is a board certified child and adolescent and adult psychiatrist. She has been in practice for 18 years. In 2009, she received the Exemplary Psychiatrist of the Year Award from the National Alliance of the Mentally Ill at the American Association of Psychiatry in San Francisco. Dr. Mathos trained at the University of Pittsburgh Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic.  She received her public health degree from the University Of Pittsburgh Graduate School Of Public Health.  Dr. Mathos practices in the Pittsburgh area and surrounding rural counties.   She enjoys a balance of clinical service, teaching and community organization.  She has a public health and research interest as well.  She currently is involved in an AHRQ funded study of agencies that provide behavioral health services to persons who are Deaf or hard of hearing.  The study aims to learn more about the outreach strategies, interagency collaborations ,  and service delivery models currently being utilized by subspecialty clinics around the nation who have defined their mission to be serving persons who are Deaf or hard of hearing.

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Target Audience:

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

Presentation Flyer Available for Download HERE

You only need to register once each calendar year

Registrations will need to be submitted

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