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.

Presented by: Joan Wattman

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March 12, 2019

Enhancing Knowledge Through Online Learning

Joan Wattman, MS, CSC, CI, CT, SC:L received her BA in ASL linguistics from Hampshire College and her MS from the Teaching Interpreting Program at Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College). Joan interprets throughout New England, mostly in court and mental health settings, and 

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

Pre- Reading

“Interpreting for Deaf People with Dysfluent Language in Forensic Settings: Application of the Integrated Model of Interpreting”

leads interpreting workshops. For 17 years, Joan has been part of an intensive endeavor studying the Integrated Model of Interpreting (IMI) at the Etna Project in NH and MD along with interpreters and interpreter-educators from all over the United States.

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

May 14                        

Mental Health and Deafness in the LGBTQ Community
Moderator: Jerry Buie

July 9                    
Dementia Part 2
Moderator: Mistie Owens

September 10        
Deaf Offenders-Risk Assessment   
Moderator: Brian Hartman

November 12             
Ethics in Mental Health
Moderator: Brian McKenny

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM