Enhancing Knowledge Through Online Learning

Upcoming Events

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

September 14  

Trauma-Informed Care and Deaf Culture.  

Presenter: Lisa Swanson

November 9   

Forging Pathways Despite Communication Barriers

Presenter: Jaime Wilson

                                     

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 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: Lisa Swanson, MA, NCC, LPCC

Risa Born and raised in New Mexico, Lisa is the only Deaf person in her family of an older sister, mom and dad. Lisa has always been invested in people and supporting others. She found that she was able to combine her love for the outdoors and people in therapy at Gallaudet University where she graduated 2010 with a Masters in 

The Purpose of the Training 

This Bi-monthly on-line 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.

 The Objectives of the Training:

  • Participants will assess trauma informed care and its components.

  • Participants will compare how trauma informed care in the community to the educational system is different.

  • Participants will analyze resources available to them in their home state and develop tools if none exists.

Target Audience:

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

Pre- Reading

Registrations will need to be submitted

You only need to register once each calendar year

School Counseling. She has been working within the mental health field since 2004. Her experience ranges from outdoor recreational activities to residential front-line staff and out-patient treatment. Lisa works with individuals with developmental disabilities to promote as much independence as possible. She currently works to collaborate with, educate and support individuals, families and agencies in Albuquerque and surrounding areas. Lisa contracts with Division of Vocational Rehabilitation to support Deaf individuals staying in school or in the work force. She has been trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma Informed Care, and continues to make her practice Client-Centered. Lisa loves to travel and work with others to build awareness of the possibilities, capabilities of Deaf people, as well as bring groups together to collaborate and learn from each other.

September 14, 2021

All discussions are conducted from
6:30 - 8:30 Central Standard Time (CST)

Presentation Flyer Available for Download HERE

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“Trauma Informed Care: Mental Health in Educational System”