Where can interpreters find resources and training on working with deaf people in mental health settings?

The Mental Health Interpreter Training Project (MHIT) sponsors the Qualified Mental Health Interpreter (QMHI) training and certification program.

The Rochester Institute of Technology offers a Certificate in Healthcare Interpreting (CHI) program that specializes in professional development for interpreters working in general healthcare environments.

The Deaf Wellness Center (DWC) at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) offers a Mental Health Interpreting Curriculum.

The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) has a Standard Practice Paper for interpreting in mental health settings.

The CATIE Center houses the “Mental & Behavioral Health Interpreting Project” that includes resources and online training related to interpreting in these settings.

Center for Atypical Language Interpreting (CALI) highlights several research studies on interpreting for deaf people in mental health settings. CALI also offers self-paced online training modules to learn more about working with deaf people with unique language needs.

The National Council on Interpreting in Health Care (NCIHC) shares mental health resources for interpreting in these settings along with information on how interpreters can exercise self-care after interpreting in traumatic situations.

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Updated on July 29, 2022

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