At times, both clinical and non-clinical bi-lingual staff are called upon to serve as interpreters . It is essential for these individuals to have interpreter training in order to improve accuracy and avoid misunderstandings that can lead to incorrect diagnoses or other negative consequences.
Bi-lingual participants will receive a certificate documenting the completion of this formal training. Sending staff to this training will:
- Increase your organization’s capability to provide appropriate cultural and linguistic services to culturally diverse communities.
- Increase the number of qualified skilled interpreters within your organization.
- Improve communication between clients and service providers.
- Increase the accuracy of diagnosis, treatment and intervention.
- Lower the risk associated with using untrained interpreters.
- Improve quality of care and eliminate disparities.
Trainer: Sophia Rossovsky, Diversity Experts, Inc.
Date: Thursday and Friday September 26 & 27, 2013
Time: 9:30a.m. – 4:00p.m
Location: To be determined after registration is complete. Registrants will be notified of location via email.
CEUs: Social Workers and Counselors will earn 12 CEUs in Cultural Competence.
From the Trainer…
“Effective communication is essential in mental health counseling. Service providers rely on verbal and non-verbal communication as the primary tools for obtaining a thorough psychiatric and psychosocial history, providing psychotherapy, and forming a therapeutic relationship with the client. Interpreter training is crucial for providing effective interpreting services, as professional interpreters are better able to assist in overcoming language and cultural barriers between the client and the provider.”
If you have a staff member interested in joining the waitlist for this training, please have him or her contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 973-323-3454, ex. 0, with the following information:
- First Name
- Last Name
- Agency Name
- Email Address
- Phone Number
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