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Mental Health Interpreter Training – Summer Series 2022

Mental Health Interpreter Training – Summer Series

Back again in 2022, the Mental Health Interpreter Training series. This summer, we hit the road to host in-person sessions for professionals who want to learn about and acquire new skills for interpreting in the mental health field. We’re coming to you in Austin, San Antonio, and Corpus Christi, at the Statewide Conference for Education of the Deaf (SWCED). Browse the course descriptions to choose the right session for you.

CEUs Available:
You will be able to choose more than one.
RID, CPE, BEI, LMSW, LPC.

Course Descriptions:

Level I (Introductory)
Interpreting in a mental health setting is arguably the most challenging setting for sign language interpreters. This workshop provides the beginning interpreter with techniques specific to mental health settings as they intersect with educational settings. We will cover interpreting disordered form, applying the RID Code of Professional Conduct, and coping with transference and countertransference issues with a focus on emotional issues, both intra- and inter-psychic, that a mental health setting can bring to the fore.

Level II (Advanced)
Delve into the intersection of mental health with other interpreting settings. We will cover Demand-Control schema, operating within Role Space, as well as ethical and effective decision making. Participants will explore how language disorders can be compounded by medication, etiology of deafness, language deprivation, and fund of knowledge. We will also focus on communication assessment, trauma-informed care, and legal considerations for mental health work.

Training Location and Schedule:

Austin, Texas

Level I
July 14, 2022 from 1-5 pm, July 15, 2022 from 8:30-12:30 pm
at Texas School for the Deaf
This session will be conducted in spoken English with interpreters provided.

Cost: $30 USD

San Antonio, Texas
Level I and II
July 16-17, 2022 from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm (with an hour lunch break)
at San Antonio College: Nail Technical Center Rm 120A + 120B
This session will be conducted in spoken English with interpreters provided.

Cost: $50 USD

In partnership with Alamo Colleges District San Antonio College
American Sign Language Interpreter Training

Corpus Christi, Texas
Session Details Forthcoming
at Statewide Conference for Education of the Deaf

This session will be conducted in spoken English with interpreters provided.

Cost: Included in SWCED Registration

https://www.texasdeafed.org/Page/1452

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