Join the CATIE Center at St. Catherine University on a first-class journey launching a 5-year project to increase the number and diversity of trained, credentialed behavioral health 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.

Webshops and Modules

We’ve been busy developing 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. These webshops and modules will serve as a gateway to further training in these specialized areas.

We are now ready to offer these webshops and modules in 2018.

Webshops are self-directed, interactive, mini online classes. They require about 1.5 hours of time. Learn more about webshops

Modules are interactive online classes, each five weeks long. Participants are expected to invest 20 hours of work over five weeks for each module. Learn more about modules

Mental Health Interpreter Training (MHIT)

This project will also support selected interpreters working towards the Qualified Mental Health Interpreter (QMHI) credential offered through the Alabama Department of Mental Health. In 2018 support includes paid registration, limited travel reimbursement, and training to develop the competencies needed to pass the QMHI written exam.

Learn more about MHIT support