- Introduction to Mental Health Interpreting - 4.0 CEUs - with Robyn Dean, Ph.D. Curriculum by Robert Pollard, Ph.D.
Learn the fundamentals of mental health interpreting with the leaders in the field, Robyn Dean and Robert Pollard, Ph.D. This is a program with an independent study focus on core competencies and a simultaneous online interactive group which meets on a regular basis. For additional information, please see the course syllabus.
- Interpreter Exchange Program (offered through the Missouri Department of Mental Health's Office of Deaf Services)- The Interpreter Exchange Program is designed to assist interpreters with completing DMH's Introduction to Mental Health Interpreting training. The training costs $500, which includes tuition, fees, books, and 4.0 CEUs. The Interpreter Exchange Program offsets this cost for participating interpreters by allowing them to provide no-cost interpreting services in exchange for DMH's paying the cost of the training. For more information or to apply, please see the links below.
- Interpreter Exchange Program Description
- Interpreter Exchange Program Application
- Interpreter Exchange Program Verification of Hours
- Understanding Deaf Culture – Elijah Buchholz
This webinar will teach participants how to provide culturally sensitive and competent mental health services to members of the Deaf community through gaining a better understanding of the culture and its specific needs. Participants will also gain a better understanding of Sign Language and how this can affect the process of communication in mental health treatment. Participants will learn how ADA applies to working with Deaf individuals in mental health settings as well as how to work more effectively with interpreters in these settings.
- Working with Interpreters – Elijah Buchholz
This webinar will teach viewers how to effectively work with an interpreter in a mental health setting and is geared towards sign language interpreters/Deaf consumers; however the tips can be used for foreign language situations as well. Included are general tips as well as what to do before the session, during the session, and after the session.
- Deaf Services Training Program
- Kansas School for the Deaf: http://www.ksdeaf.org/
- Kansas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing: http://www.dcf.ks.gov/services/RS/Pages/KCDHH.aspx
- Kansas Association of the Deaf: http://www.deafkansas.org/
- ADARA: www.adara.org
- National Association of the Deaf: www.nad.org
- Deaf off Drugs and Alcohol (DODA): http://medicine.wright.edu/citar/sardi/deaf-off-drugs-and-alcohol
- Missouri Department of Mental Health Deaf Services: www.dmh.mo.gov/deafsvcs