Building your Ethical Network as a Multilingual Interpreter in Mental Health Settings

[Image description: In dark green background. To the left of the flyer.

Top center, yellow background with white font, reads: Ñ-MHT Presents:

Below, in white font: Building your Ethical Network as a Multilingual Interpreter in Mental Health Settings.

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On yellow font, reads: For Trilingual or Multilingual Interpreters/Students!

Below, in white font:


• Learn to develop strategies for Self-care and creating sustainable practices in the interpreting work.

• Outline the benefits of an ethical network to keep the work accountable.

• Discuss strategies to build a support system to keep the interpreting work equitable and accountable.

• Name the effect of systemic oppression and it’s implications on the mental and physical health of service providers and service users.

In uppercase letters: BEI & RID CEUs

In bold and white font: August 17th, 2023, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. CT, Zoom Event


Due: August 5th, 2023


$25 Certified interpreter (BEI/NIC/EIPA)

$15 Interpreters working towards certification

$15 ITP students

With a QR Code to it’s right

In yellow font: We are seeking a student volunteer, contact us:

In white font: Workshop will be in American Sign Language (ASL),

with Spanish voice interpretation.

Below, the logos for MHIT, ACET, and RID

Lastly, in white font, and at the bottom of the page, reads: DS is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This program is offered for 0.2 CEUs at the PS Content Knowledge Level. RID activity code 0263.0823.29 ODS promotes an environment of mutual respect free of discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, or any other protected class. For more information or for reasonable accommodations, please contact us at: Facilitators will communicate with the participants by August 5th if the event needs to be cancelled, and process refunds.

To the right corner of the flyer, in light green background: A picture of Monica, white latina with brown and blond curly past the shoulder length hair. She is wearing brown rimmed glasses and is smiling at the camera. Monica is also wearing a red tank top under a navy blue blazer, as well as a gold necklace. Behind her greenery and a red flower.

Below her picture, reads in yellow font: Monica Gallego

Then, in white font: She is a hearing, sighted queer white Colombiana living & working in DC as a BEI Trilingual Advanced Certified (ASL/Spanish/English) community interpreter, educator, and mentor . She is also a strong advocate for equitable, intentional access and bridge building. She is a proud alumni of LaGuardia Community College ITP. In 2019, obtained Masters in school counseling from Gallaudet University and currently works as an elementary school counselor in Virginia. Through her life experiences, personal and professional, she has grown to understand the importance of reducing harm in the world through personal accountability and fostering courageous conversations in her community.

Below, in dark green background, a picture of Jennifer. A light skin female, with red glasses, black long and straight hair. She is wearing a black top and a blue lanyard on her neck. Behind her picture there are posters, one of them is the Mexican flag.

Below her picture in yellow font reads: Jennifer Spensieri. Below, in white font: A native Angelena, Jennifer lives in New York City and works at Lexington School for the Deaf in Queens. She earned her BA in Sociology from California State University Northridge before going on to Gallaudet for her Masters in School Counseling; she recently completed her second Masters in School Building Leadership from St. John’s University in Queens. Jennifer has background in health education for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, DeafBlind DeafDisabled, and Late-Deafened youth, and has also worked in social services. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys crocheting, cooking, and loving all the dogs her partner cares for through Rover.

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