Mental Health Interpeter Training

2015 Mental Health Interpreter Training
August 3-7, 2015
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 an professional team. It includes lectures, demonstrations, exercises, evaluation and discussion to develop knowledge, skills and resources to ensure that services are linguistically and culturally appropriate.

  • Demand-Control Theory applied to mental health interpreting
  • Medical and mental health systems and culture,
  • Sources of communication breakdown associated with mental illness and treatment,
  • Interpreters’ roles, tools, and resources,
  • Severe language dysfluency and Visual – Gestural Communication,
  • Psychiatric emergencies,
  • Support groups and Community Mental Health Services
  • Etc.

For more info, please send to

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

A minimum of 4.0 RID CEUs will be offered.