Mental Health Interpreting Training
Mental Health Interpreting Skills I, Thursday, September 23, 2010 for 10 Thursdays and Mental Health Interpreting Skills II, February 3rd for 10 Thursdays.
1000 Massachusetts Avenue
professional medical interpreters who wish to interpret in a mental health setting
Course Description, Mental Health Interpreting Skills I: Students learn how to meet the needs of both patients and providers by becoming fluent in English, mental health terminology, and one other language. Students will become familiar with the DSM, frequent and less common mental health diagnoses and treatment options, frequently prescribed psychopharmaceuticals, and appropriate modes of interpreting for the mental health patient. Both consecutive and simultaneous interpreting will be considered as well as clarification of the role of the mental health interpreter.
Course Description, Mental Health Interpreting Skills II: In a continuation of Mental Health Interpreting Skills I, students complete their study of the DSM, increase their knowledge of mental health terminology and experience advanced aspects of mental heath interpreting. The student will learn how to interpret at various assessments of functioning and medication evaluations while providing cultural mediation and patient advocacy as necessary. Special consideration in mental health interpreting are considered such as working with delusional patients, crisis services, safety issues, and managing personal feelings. Role plays of increasing challenge will be performed using both consecutive and simultaneous interpreting.
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