Medical Interpreter Safety During Encounters with Potential for Harm
This course was specifically designed for interpreters who actively interpret in the medical field with a focus on mental health and for those interpreters that are hesitant to interpret in such encounters.
2.0 Units of continuing education approved by State Language Access Programs for court interpreters certified in the following states:
KY, NV, TX.
0.2 Units of continuing education approved by IMIA for NBCMI-certified interpreters.
2.0 Units of continuing education approved by CEAP for CCHI certified interpreters.
2.0 Units of continuing education approved by Oregon Health Authority (OHA) for certified medical interpreters.
Continuing education approved by the ATA is available with live classes.
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What We'll Learn
Debunk myths and stereotypes surrounding mental health
Identify medical encounters that have the potential for harm
Inform interpreters as to the need to modify the “traditional” presession
Empower interpreters with sound and proven safety measures that won’t impede interpreting
performance (focus on on-site interpreters + general considerations for VRI and OPI interpreters)
Instruct on the phases and recognition of the assault cycle
Introduce and instruct attendees on the common de-escalation techniques used by clinical staff
Identify the interpreter's role during de-escalation