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Abstract Details for Mental & Behavioral Health Modules for Sign Language Interpreters

Even if you don’t think of yourself as “doing” mental health interpreting, many settings can be affected by a variety of mental health factors. Interpreters who are called to an emergency room may encounter a patient dealing with depression, among other things. Or perhaps the vocational rehabilitation client you’re working with also struggles with PTSD. Adding training about mental health to your toolbox, even if you are not planning to specialize in mental health settings, can be a valuable resource to draw on when you do encounter the unexpected in an assignment. The CATIE Center hosts introductory webshops and online modules on topics in mental health interpreting, interpreting in settings impacted by chemical dependency, addiction and recovery, and domestic and sexual violence. On Demand webshops and modules serve as a gateway to further training in these specialized areas and are available on a rotating basis. CEUs available. - Webshops are self-directed, interactive, mini online classes. They require about 1.5 hours of time. - Modules are interactive online classes, each five weeks long. Participants are expected to invest 20 hours of work over five weeks for each module.