HIS Sign to Sponsor Workshop for Mental Health Interpreting

mental healthOn March 22, 2014, HIS Sign will sponsor a workshop for mental health interpreters called It’s Not Just Therapy! Interpreting in Mental Health Settings: Psychotherapy, Assessment and Inpatient Treatment. The workshop will take place in Classroom #1 at Frederick Memorial Hospital in Frederick, Maryland.

The goal of this workshop is to increase competency and effectiveness when interpreting in mental health settings. This workshop will explain the mental health field, describe clinicians you may encounter, and expound on an interpreter’s role in this dynamic and complex setting. This workshop will address interpreter-specific information such as the role of the interpreter, how to effectively navigate an interpreting assignment, and the subtleties involved in this specialized arena. Participants will learn an overview of mental health topics such as dysfluency, terminology, definitions, symptoms, assessment, and common diagnoses.

Participants will learn specifics of mental health interpreting, including legal and cultural intricacies and their implications as well as ethics of mental health interpreting. Participants will learn about the process of diagnosing and treating a variety of mental illnesses and substance related disorders. The presenter will assist participants to develop the skills necessary to work in a more ethical, proficient, and effective manner with both clinicians and consumers and prepare participants for more advanced mental health interpreting within the standards of practice.

To register, visit the Eventbrite link by clicking here.

To learn more about this workshop, and to learn about CEU credits, read the flyer by clicking here.

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