From Medical to Mental Health : Adjusting Interpreting Techniques


This all-day interactive workshop is designed to prepare experienced interpreters who have already received basic training to provide quality interpreting services in behavioral health settings. It will cover the following topics:

• Introduction to Behavioral Health in the U.S. ? Definition of “mental health”? Types of appointments? Venues (medical facilities, courts, jails, detention centers, etc.)? Practitioners? Differences from other healthcare encounters? What practitioners are looking and listening for

• Culture and Behavioral Health

• Specialized Vocabulary

• A brief discussion of interpreting for standardized psychological tests

• A brief discussion of protocols in secured in-patient psychiatric facilities

• Implications for adjusting interpreting protocols

• Secondary Trauma and Self Care

• Practice interpreting activity




Dates & Locations

Online September 24 and October 1, 10:00 – 2:00 Pacific Time

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Continuing Education Credits

WA DSHS/CCHI/IMIA/AOC(pending) : 8 CE hours