Mental Health Interpreting: Working with Non-Standard Deaf Signers

Date: 1/20/2018 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)
Registration Ends: 1/19/2018 10:59 PM (CST)

Cost: $55 (Early Bird Discount - $40)
(Register before January 14 to receive Early Bird Discount)

CEUs: 0.3

What you will learn

Social Worker Steven Hunter, MSW, presents Mental Health: Working with Non-Standard Deaf Signers in American Sign Language.  In this webcast, Steven identifies types of non-standard ASL users typically found in the mental health setting.  Participants will be provided an overview which will assist them in understanding sign language dysfluency.  Steven also identifies the core strategies used in mental health interpreting.


  1. Participant will identify two types of non-standard ASL users in the mental health setting.
  2. Participant will be able to define sign language dysfluency.
  3. Participant will identify at least two core strategies of mental health interpreting.

Continuing Education Credits: The Betty & Leonard Phillips Deaf Action Center is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 0.3 CEUs at the 'Some' Content Knowledge Level.

Target audience: Working sign language interpreters

This webcast will be presented in ASL.

Computer requirements: 
High speed internet

Most recent version of Adobe Flash Player

Webcast will be 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Central time. Please check your time zone to make sure you sign on at the correct time.

REFUND POLICY: We will have a recorded version of every webcast available. If for some reason you cannot attend the webcast at the scheduled time, you may watch the recorded version later. Because of this, we cannot offer refunds. If a webcast is cancelled, you will be given credit to view another webcast, either live or archived.

Presented by:

Steven Hunter, MSW, LCAS, CPSS is working as Outreach Coordinator/Consultant in North Central Region (TRIAD region) with RHA Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services in High Point. He currently obtains North Carolina Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist and Certified Peer Support Specialist. He has been working professionally with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing populations over two decades in several states.. He holds a Master of Social Work from University of Houston, Houston, TX and is a currently doctorate (Organizational Leadership with an emphasis of Behavioral Health) student at Grand Canyon University. Steven has given numerous presentations related to Mental Health and Substance Abuse all over the country. Since Steven is a trauma survivor, he is strongly interested in doing research on vicarious trauma. During his leisure time, he loves playing with his chocolate lab, Hope, traveling, reading, and outdoor activities.


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