Enhancing Knowledge Through Online Learning
Bimonthly online discussions are continuing education opportunities for mental health interpreters and clinicians who work with deaf consumers. QMHI's are required to have 40 contact hours of 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 sent 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, the completed form and payment must be received 7 days prior to the event you wish to join.
The registration fee for all online discussions in the calendar year 2021 is just $35.*
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: DeeAnn Martinm CI/CT
“Concept of Forest-Bathing in Mental Health”
All Events run 6:30 - 8:30 PM Central Time
November 8 Dance Therapy with Deaf/MI Adults. Presenter: Sondra Malling
January 10 Sexuality in Mental Health, Part 2
Presenter: LeeAnne Valentine
March 14 Art Therapy
Presenter: Josie Abbenante
May 9 Toxic Positivity
Presenter: Selah Davison
July 11 TBA
September 12 TBA
November 14 TBA
Hello! My name is DeeAnn Martin and I'm passionate about my interpreting work, my family, and sharing with others the benefits of being near trees and in the woods. I hold a degree in Interpreting and Transliterating from St. Paul College, and a BA in Communication Studies, with a minor in Psychology, from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. My interpreting career spans 27 years and I
The Purpose of the Training
This Bi-monthly online discussion will provide participants with opportunities to interact with interpreters and clinicians in the field of deafness and explore research articles, discuss presentations and apply the online discussion to service provision.
Concepts of Forest Bathing in Mental Health is an introduction to and overview of Forest Bathing and what it is; the history of Forest Bathing; the benefits of Forest Bathing for mental/emotional/physical/spiritual health; and the research behind it. Often people forget to take the time for themselves to ground and rejuvenate and avoid burnout. This workshop includes an in-depth description of what a forest bathing experience consists of.
The Objectives of the Training:
Participants will describe what Forest Bathing is and how it applies in the counseling/interpreting fields.
Participants will assess the benefits of forest bathing among all disciples.
Participants will review resources in their home state for forest-bathing.
Interpreters in Mental Health, Community Interpreters, Mental Health Professionals, School Counselors
specialize in medical and mental health interpreting, both on-site and over video platforms.
Currently, I work in Video Relay Services with Purple Communications. My favorite VRS calls are medical and mental health-related, and I love community work, especially with elders who are Deaf. In July, I (re)launched my freelance interpreting business, Integrity Interpreting Services, LLC.
As an experienced hiker, I hike for 1-2 hours near my home almost every morning, and I enjoy longer day hikes every weekend; each hike includes forest bathing. I'm eager to share the benefits of being among trees with you!
Connect with Dee:
Mobile: 608-406-0398 v/relay/text
Facebook, Instagram, YouTube: @HealthJoyForests