Overview

This curated online resource has been developed to bring together vetted resources available online that can support interpreters wanting to work in the mental health setting. With such a vast array of information available online, I have sourced some of the best information that would be most helpful to interpreters working in mental health settings to get a general understanding of approaches a mental health professional may use.

This course provides foundational information on counselling, information on a variety of theories of counselling with videos, academic articles, quizzes and resources to improve your confidence to become a competent and well-informed mental health interpreter.

1-1 Personalized Support Available

Each section has a discussion board to collaborate with your colleagues and discuss best practices and dialogue with the course creator. This training has the option to add-on 1-1 consultation and debriefing with a registered professional for a fee. Some provinces and extended health care plans may reimburse 1-1 sessions.

SELF STUDY - WORK AT YOUR OWN PACE

Not everyone can afford an advanced degree in psychology and sometimes even if finances are not an obstacle, it can be hard to find the time. These courses are designed for self-study and can be worked at your own pace over the 3 month access period. The information provided in the course is equivalent to 3 full days of in-person training/workshops.

MODULAR APPROACH

Each course has five modules, which include video lectures, images, readings, exercises and suggestions for further study as well as a content knowledge quiz.

Hi, I’m Susi Bolender,


I'm a Certified ASL/English Interpreter and Clinical Counsellor with Professional Registrations both in British Columbia (RSLI)/(RCC) and Canada (COI)/(CCC). For many years I have been passionate about education for ASL/English Interpreters in mental health settings. I have presented at conferences and given workshops and the feedback is always the same, "WE WANT MORE". In 2020 I finally dedicated the time to develop this online program to offer ASL/English interpreters and opportunity to have guided learning through the foundational aspects of counselling psychology so they would have an opportunity to increase their confidence. There is a critical lack of training for advanced interpreting specialties and a hesitancy to accept mental health interpreting work without feeling prepared. I hope this online resource will help interpreters, and organizations providing mental health service to increase levels of confidence in providing exceptional services with the right foundational training.

I hope you enjoy this program, and I look forward to expanding future course offerings.

Susi Bolender, RCC, CCC, COI, RSLI


Select a pricing plan and sign up

3 payments of $149/month

3-month Basic Access (monthly payments)

A curated series for sign language interpreters working in mental health

Have unlimited access for 3 months to all online resources. Complete all modules and quizzes to get your completion certificate. Make monthly payments instead of a one-time payment.

$399

3-month Basic Access

A curated series for sign language interpreters working in mental health.

Have unlimited access for 3 months to all online resources. Complete all modules and quizzes to get your completion certificate.

3 payments of $239/month

VIP All Access (monthly payments)

Includes 1-1 Consultation Sessions

3 monthly payments of $239. Work through the course at your own pace. Have up to 2 hours of 1-1 consultation with the course creator and unlimited access to all course materials for 3 months.

$649

VIP All Access - one time payment $649

Includes 1-1 Consultation

Includes up to two 1-hour sessions of 1-1 consultation with the course creator and unlimited access to all course materials for 3 months. Once this package is booked, you will be contacted to set up days/times for your 1-1 consultation.


$140

1-1 Consultation

Private Online Consultation Session

Bring your questions for supervision/consultation. Some extended health plans may reimburse the cost if they cover an RCC or CCC designation. Consult your provider for information. Sliding scale pricing for those not covered by benefits.


Discussion Forums

Connect with colleagues and participate in content dialogue with online forums.


PDF Resources


Research resources provided on specific topics related to interpreting in mental health settings.

1-1 Personalized Support

Add-on of 1-1 consultation, debriefing and support. Both personal and professional.