Mental Health Interpreting: Expectations vs. Reality0.4 Professional Study CEUsYear Around Event (2021) Virtual Workshop - Zoom
Year Around Event (2021)
Virtual Workshop - Zoom
0.4 Professional Studies
ASLIS is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for a total of 0.4 CEUs at Some Content Knowledge Level.
The events of today’s world have increased the discussion of mental health. Unfortunately, there is still a stigma. As sign language interpreters, it is imperative to be as prepared as
The events of today’s world have increased the discussion of mental health. Unfortunately, there is still a stigma. As sign language interpreters, it is imperative to be as prepared as possible for this setting. Mental health interpreting requires specialized training and an understanding of the differences and challenges unique to this setting. Participants will gain a basic knowledge of mental health interpreting and will be able to identify tools to help foster effective communication when working with Deaf/Hard of Hearing clients in a mental health setting.
- Discuss language dysfluency, language deprivation, and the importance of knowing clients’ etiology
- Identify some of the challenges related to mental health interpreting
- Define the meaning of therapeutic rapport and its importance in the therapeutic process
- Review strategies to help effectively interpret in the mental health setting
Jasmine Lowe is a community interpreter for the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) in Georgia. She graduated from Valdosta State University in 2011 with a bachelor degree in American Sign Language Interpreting. She has her NIC as well as her Qualified Mental Health Interpreting (QMHI) credential. She has worked in a variety of settings such as K-12, behavioral health, political, VRS, and post-secondary. Jasmine is currently serving as the Vice President for NAOBI-Atlanta. She enjoys mentoring as well as being able to work and attend workshops with her mom and sister. Jasmine enjoys being a mom to her eight year old son, spending time with family and friends, and working out.
LaShawnda Lowe, MS, NIC, QMHI, is a freelance interpreter in Alabama. Her interpreting experience includes mental health, K-12, post-secondary, medical, and VRS. LaShawnda received a bachelor’s degree in American Sign Language/Interpreting from Valdosta State University and a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. She completed her clinical internship with the Alabama Department of Mental Health Office of Deaf Services. She is currently involved in Project CLIMB (Cultivating Legal Interpreters from Minority Backgrounds). LaShawnda has an interest in presenting and looks forward to exploring those opportunities. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as traveling.
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