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 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.

Presented by: Brian McKenny, BS, CI, CT, NIC, QMHI-S 

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November 12, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Enhancing Knowledge Through Online Learning

Brian is the Region IV Interpreter Coordinator for the Alabama Department of Mental Health’s Office of Deaf Services. He is recognized as a Qualified Mental Health Interpreter Practicum Supervisor pursuant to chapter 580-3-24 of the Code of Alabama, and maintains certificates of interpretation and transliteration, as well NAD-RID National Interpreter Certification – NIC, from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. 

“Ethics in Mental Health

Brian is a Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) Evaluator, Council of Organizations Serving Deaf Alabamians (COSDA) Interpreter of the Year and he is a contributing author to the Interpreting in Mental Health Settings standard practice paper for the RID. Brian has presented at the local, regional, and national level on topics of interpreting in mental health, addictions recovery, and ethics.

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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