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Setting the Triadic Stage for Success: working effectively with healthcare interpreters

This course is designed for all providers of healthcare services who will be in contact with patients of Limited English Proficiency (LEP) and will need to utilize facetoface, video remote or telephonic interpreting to communicate effectively during the provision of service. The course briefly introduces the role and purpose of a qualified healthcare interpreter, the linguistic nuances of interpreting, the challenges of interpreting in mental health, and the standards of ethics of healthcare interpreters. It addition it provides suggested guidelines on working with qualified interpreters and how to properly guide ad hoc interpreters when a qualified interpreter is not immediately available.

Course Objectives:

By the end of this 4 hour course, participants will be able to have a better understanding of:

  • Benefits of using qualified vs. adhoc healthcare interpreters
  • Nuances of interpretation vs. bilingual skills
  • Insights and guidelines of standards, protocols and effective behavior of interpreters
  • Nuances of Interpreting and Mental Health
  • How to properly work with qualified interpreters • How to properly guide adhoc interpreters

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