Enhancing Knowledge Through Online Learning

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.

Mistie Owens

"Now Showing"

November 14, 2017

“Through the Fog: Dementia Insight and Care”

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Upcoming Events

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

January, 2018    TBA  

Moderator: TBA        

Target Audience:

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

Download the Presentation Flyer HERE

You only need to register once each calendar year

Registrations will need to be submitted

Pre- Reading

  • None this month
Mistie has been serving the Utah Deaf community as a CDI since 2011, although she remembers interpreting from her early youth. She is currently employed by InDemand Interpreting and supplements that with freelance interpreting work and other professional development projects, including currently serving on the Interpreter Certification Board (ICB) for the state she has called home since 2006. There, Mistie is actively pushing for support to create state certification for interpreters working in healthcare. She holds certifications as a Qualified Mental  Health Interpreter, 


Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor, and as a Dementia Dialogues Trainer. Deaf mental health has become her passion, and she avidly collects scholarly work on that topic. Mistie resides southeast of Salt Lake City, Utah in the shadows of the western Rockies with her husband and rescue dogs, and interestingly enough, will pledge "Roll Tide!" for Alabama each football season.