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 + Working at Your Own Pace
Not everyone can afford an advanced degree in psychology and 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 and workshops.
Each course has five modules, which include video lectures, images, readings, exercises, and suggestions for further study as well as a content knowledge quiz.