Here at the CATIE Center, we aim to “Increase the quantity of sign language interpreters and improve the quality of sign language interpreting available in mental and behavioral health settings.”

To do so, the CATIE Center is pleased to announce that we will be offering support for individuals to attend the 2019 Alabama Mental Health Interpreter Training Project (MHIT – core curriculum only) in Montgomery, AL. MHIT applications for the are now being accepted, and we especially encourage interpreters from underrepresented and/or diverse communities to apply, as we are committed to working with underrepresented communities or regions with few Qualified Mental Health Interpreters (QMHI).

We also have a modest budget to assist with some travel expenses. There are, of course, additional requirements that applicants will need to adhere to in order to take advantage of this opportunity. Please see the attached letter for more information regarding our support.

**Please note: The CATIE Center cannot provide funding to individuals who are already sponsored other entities, including state and/or employer-sponsored participants.**

For more information and how to apply please go to:

In addition, the CATIE Center has also developed online training to help interpreters gain skills in behavioral health work. Our training is in the following areas of interpreting: Mental Health, Addiction and Recovery, Domestic and Sexual Violence, Trauma and Informed Approach, Deaf/Hearing Teams and Psychopharmacology. For more information on our online training please go to


20 hours each over 5 weeks (each module); 2.0 professional studies CEUs – Cost: $40 each module

  1. Intro to Mental Health Interpreting: But I Don’t Do Mental Health! (February 4-March 10, 2019)
  1. Intro to Addiction and Recovery Interpreting (April 1 – May 12, 2019)
  1. Intro to Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence Interpreting (June 17 – July 21, 2019)
  1. Intro to Psychopharmacology for ASL Interpreters (September 16 – October 20, 2019)


90 min each; 1.5 professional studies CEUs – Cost: Free

  1. Specialized Interpreting: Mental Health
  1. Specialized Interpreting: Addiction and Recovery
  1. Intersectionality in Behavioral Health Interpreting
  1. Intro to Deaf/Hearing Teams in Behavioral Health Interpreting
  1. Specialized Interpreting: Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence
  1. Behavioral Health Interpreting: Trauma and Informed Approach

Lastly, please forward this link so that interested persons can join our mailing list: Join our mailing list!

Thank you for your willingness to assist the CATIE Center in spreading the word about our training and other opportunities! I do appreciate your doing so and look forward to the possibility of working with you!


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