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

                                     

Effective Team Integration-Working with Clinicians Who Sign and With Those Who are Sign Impaired

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September 8, 2020
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Presented by: Kelly Sterling, LCSW

Kelly is the Director for the Office of Deaf services.  The office of Deaf Services is under the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities.  From June 2018-March 2019 Kelly worked as the Director for Deaf Services at Avita Community Partners 

"Effective Team Integration-Working with Clinicians Who Signand With Those Who are Sign Impaired”

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 be able to Identify environmental factors conducive to effective teaming

  • Participants will Identify primary focus areas of effective teams, delineate steps to being an effective team member

  • Participants will identify outcomes of effective teams

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

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 2020 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.
focused on establishing behavioral health services for Deaf individuals across the state.  Prior to this Kelly worked as the Clinical Director in the Office of Deaf Services from Oct 2015- May 2018.  Kelly received  his BSW from Evangel University 2006 and his MSW from Appalachian State University 2012.  Within his current position, he is focused on fulfilling department mandates related to service provision within DBHDD.  The focus of these efforts are building relationships with providers and the Deaf Community and to develop programs that will lead to increased access of quality services across the state of Georgia.  Kelly has worked within the Deaf community at Residential Schools for the Deaf, Iowa and North Carolina respectively.  In addition to this, Kelly has worked as a Clinical Social Worker within an inpatient psychiatric hospital for the Deaf Services Unit at Broughton Hospital in North Carolina.  Kelly is licensed as a clinical social worker in Georgia and North Carolina.  Kelly is formerly licensed as a school social worker in North Carolina.  Kelly grew up signing.  His mother and father are Deaf.  As a child of deaf adults (CODA), Kelly has been able to acquire American Sign Language and is sensitive to the cultural interplay between the Deaf Community and the hearing community.  Kelly is married to Staci and has two children, Russell and Violet.