Resources for interpreters, educators, and students related to interpreting in healthcare settings, including best practices and curriculum design frameworks.

Documents from the CATIE Center

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Bibliography of Mental Health Interpreting

Concept Map for Interpreting in Healthcare Curriculum (2008)

Healthcare Interpreting Career Lattice (2015)

Interpreting in Healthcare Settings Annotated Bibliography (2014)

Medical Interpreting ASL-English Domains and Competencies (2008)

Mental Health Interpreting Domains and Competencies (2008)

Towards Reflective Practice: Case Studies for Interpreting in Healthcare Settings (2014, rev. 2016)

Recommended Readings

Best Practices


With the exception of the Qualified Mental Health Interpreter certification, there are not currently national specialized certifications for ASL interpreters working in healthcare settings. We recommend the following resources for more information.

Alabama Qualified Mental Health Interpreter certification

Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) Board of Evaluation of Interpreters (BEI)

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) 

Law and Statute Information