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 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 2020 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 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: Meghan Fox, Ph.D. 

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January 14, 2020
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Enhancing Knowledge Through Online Learning

Dr. Meghan L. Fox is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in Rochester, NY, with a specialty in conducting services with deaf and hard of hearing (D/HH) persons and their families. Dr. Fox has been working with D/HH persons and their families since 2008 including psychotherapy, psychological testing, program development and evaluation, conference presentations, workshops and forensic consultation. Dr. Fox earned her doctorate degree in clinical psychology with a focus in general practice from Carlos Albizu University in Miami, Florida. Dr. Fox has trained with URMC's Department of Psychiatry . 

“ Mental Status Examination (MSE)

Upcoming Events

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

January 14:  Mental Status Examination (MSE) and Suicide.  Presenter: Meghan Fox

March 10:  Culturally Responsive Practice with Deaf Individuals of Color.   Presenter: Reshawna Chapple

 May 12:  Trauma-Informed Psychotherapy.  Presenter: Cara Miller

July 14:   Am I Breaking the CPC? Mental Health Interpreting Strategies Intersect with the RID Code of Conduct.  Presenter: Bridget Sabatke

September 8:   Forging Pathways Despite Communication Barriers.  Presenter: Jaime Wilson

November 10:  Mental Health and Law Enforcement.  Presenter: Scott Daily


“Mental Status Examination (MSE) and Suicide”
January 14, 2020

This program was specifically designed to enhance an interpreter and clinician’s ability to understand and apply knowledge of research to the service provision of deaf individuals within the Mental Health system of care.

This monthly on-line discussion will provide participants with opportunities to interact with interpreters 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 describe the purpose of the mental status exam (MSE)
  • Participants will identify 2 challenges when interpreting the MSE
  • Participants will identify 2 strategies for managing these challenges
  • Participants will identify 2 steps for effective collaboration with medical provider 

Target Audience:

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

Pre- Reading

  • TBA

Presentation Flyer Available for Download HERE

Registrations will need to be submitted

You only need to register once each calendar year

including the Deaf Wellness Center  and the Rochester Prevention Resarch Center: National Center for Deaf Health Research. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship with URMC focused in developing research to understand and address suicide prevention with D/HH communities.  Dr. Fox holds editorial positions with various national academic journals and enjoys advising, supervising and teaching students and trainees in the field. She is also civically involved with the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Genesee Valley Psychological Association, and the Rochester Academy of Medicine. Dr. Fox is a proud hearing sibling of a Deaf adult and is fluent in American Sign Language.