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: Ben Hollingsworth, M.A.

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November 13 2018

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Enhancing Knowledge Through Online Learning

Ben Hollingsworth, MS, CRC is a
Senior Vocational Rehabilitation
Counselor for the Deaf and Hard
of Hearing with the Alabama
Department of Rehabilitation

Ben has worked in the field of Deafness for over 14 years as an advocate, case manager, mental health therapist, and rehabilitation counselor. Ben serves as Past-President of the Alabama Association of the Deaf (AAD); and serves on the Alabama

Licensure Board for Interpreters and Transliterators (ALBIT). Ben holds a M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Tennessee, along with a B.A. from the University of Maryland.

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

  • TBA

January 8 
Navigating an Overlap in Potential Services: Mental Health and Vocational Rehabilitation
Moderator: Ben Hollingsworth

March 12                    
Interpreting for Deaf People with Dysfluent Language in Forensic Settings: Application of the Integrated Model of Interpreting
Moderator: Joan Wattman

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

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

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