WHAT IS THIS SESSION ABOUT:
Mental Health is one of the most challenging domains you will ever work in.
Esther discusses working in clinical meetings, tribunals, assessments, therapy sessions and clinical interviews i.e. mental state examinations and allows an insight into this industry that some would not have considered before listening to this session.
Esther Rose Thomas is a freelance interpreter. She has worked for over 21 years and has specialised in Mental Health since 2002. A qualified ASLI mentor, Esther is especially concerned with the impact the field of Mental Health has on interpreters and the impact that we make, just by being in the room.
Previously editor of Newsli, ASLI's magazine and currently volunteering with homeless people. Esther has travelled to over 50 countries and has a passion for those that don't have it as good as we do.
Originally from Australia she has settled now in London.
"A good basic grounding in preparing yourself to begin working in Mental Health."