I S P R O U D T O P R E S E N T
Interpreting in a Mental Health Setting:
Clinical and Legal Issues, Research, and Application
1 Day Workshop: February 12, 2011 • 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Presenter: Tomina Schwenke CI, CT
SL Conference Center • 352 7th Avenue, 16th Floor • New York, NY 10001
Register before February 1st for 10% Discount 0.4 CEU’s for $60.00
(After February 1st the course tuition is $65.00)
.04 Professional Studies
Comprehensive Network® Inc.'s SignTalk® Series is
an RID CMP/ACET approved sponsor of continuing education for sign language i nterpreters
The workshop will introduce interpreters to issues, laws and ethical considerations specifically relevant to mental
health settings. Didactic training will focus on familiarizing interpreters with the professionals, concepts and terminology related
to diagnosis, testing and psychiatric medications. In addition, participants will be informed of the most current literature and
research issues related to emotional competence, stress, and coping resources for interpreters and have an opportunity to process
their perception of stressors, and explore their own coping strategies.
Participants will become familiar with the following:
– Various mental health settings & the differences between psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, etc.
– Ethical standards for care
– Guiding principles in the mental health field as they relate to working with diverse populations and sign language interpreters
– Relevant terminology, jargon, and diagnostic criteria such as CBT, IPV, MSE, Self – Efficacy, the Five Axis Diagnosis, and
Issues of Language Disfluency
– Specific psychopharmacological interventions and major categories of medications for depression, anxiety,
compulsive behaviors and psychosis
– Assessment issues and specific tests including academic, achievement, projective and executive functioning
– Current literature and research on stress, self-assessment and coping strategies for sign language interpreters
Tomina Schwenke (CI, CT)
has masters degrees in Counselor Education and Deafness Rehabilitation, both from New York University. Professionally, she has
worked as a counselor at the New York Foundling Services for Deaf / Hearing Impaired Children & Adults, Lexington School for the Deaf & Lexington Center for the Deaf.
Additionally, she graduated from LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York’s American Sign Language – English Interpretation Program and freelances
as a Sign Language Interpreter.
COMING SATURDAY APRIL 2
TRIX BRUCE WILL PRESENT 2 WORKSHOPS
• ASL Semantics: Precision of Expression in ASL
• English Idioms: PSST. . . How Do You Interpret That.
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any time for any course will receive a full refund. UNEQUIVOCAL GUARANTEE