2014 Mental Health Interpreter Training


2014 Mental Health Interpreter Training
August 4-8, 2014
Montgomery, Alabama

A collaborative effort between the Alabama Department of Mental Health’s Office of Deaf Services
ADARA and Troy University Interpreter Training Program

A 40-hour course designed to provide a sound basis for interpreters to work effectively in mental health settings as part of a Associated with Mental Illness and Treatment, Interpreters' Roles, Tools, and Resources, Severe Language Dysfluency and Visual Gestural Communication/CDIs/Interpreters who are Deaf, Psychiatric Emergencies, Confidentiality Ethics and Laws, Support Groups and Community Mental Health Services, Psycholinguistic Errors and Demand Control Schema for Interpreting Applied to Mental Health.

Bob Pollard, Robyn Dean, Roger Williams, Steve Hamerdinger, Charlene Crump, Brian McKenny, Shannon Reese, et. al.

A minimum of 4.0 RID CEUs will be offered.


$290 (now to February 15, 2014)
$340 (February 16- April 13, 2014)
$390 (April 14-May 31, 2014)
$425 (after May 31, 2014)
Day Rate: $100


$165 (now to February 15, 2014)
$215 (February 16- April 13, 2014)
$265 (April 14-May 31, 2014)
$310 (after May 31, 2014)
Day Rate: $85


Contact Charlene Crump for more info: charlene.crump@mh.alabama.gov


2015 Conference in Rochester, NY

2015 Conference
Going for the Gold
April 21-25, 2015
Rochester, NY

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The Southeast Regional Institute on Deafness (SERID) will be held October 27-30, 2014 in Charlotte, NC.  The Call for Proposals is attached to this email or can be found at www.serid.org.  The website contains other conference information as well.

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