Consumers agree: there is a shortage of qualified interpreters working in mental health settings.

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Deaf people need access to mental health services too!

Mental health issues arise in all aspects of a person’s life: employment, education, recreation, medical etc. Often interpreters fail to recognize that they are in fact already working in mental health settings. This webshop guides you in assessing if mental health interpreting is within your scope of practice and connects you with a plethora of educational opportunities to start building your skills for working in mental health settings.

This webshop:

  • Defines mental health and mental illness.
  • Describes the varied settings within mental health interpreting specialization, including: inpatient, outpatient, peer-led, day programs, private clinician offices, clinic settings, and emergency rooms.
  • Provides an introduction to available resources and training to learn more.

*This webshop is not comprehensive, and will not make interpreters qualified to do this work, but will lay out a foundation and a path for future training.

This webshop was designed with Kate Block.

Cost: Free!

Register: Click here to register directly in Canvas

Webshops are offered on demand once opened. Registration will remain open until January 31, 2019. Registration for webshops is not limited to a specific number of participants.

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CEUs: St. Catherine University is an RID-approved CMP sponsor. This webshop  is approved for .15 professional studies CEUs.RID logo

To be eligible for CEUs you must complete the pre-assessment, watch all the videos, complete self-reflection activities and quizzes, and complete the post-assessment.

CEUs will be posted to RID member transcripts quarterly by February 15.

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