Interpreting in Mental Health Settings

April 09, 2019
$629 + GST starts April 2019

Mental health settings can be one of the most complex of all the interpreting contexts. Combining health, culture, communication, the interpreter must navigate sensitive communication processes. This engaging and intensive educational program provides a unique training opportunity offered only in BC. Interpreting in mental health settings is complex and requires additional personal and professional skills. This program will give interpreters the additional competencies to work in an area where specifically trained interpreters are in demand.

Course Overview

Course Title: Interpreting in Mental Health Settings

Length: 25 hours - Health Care Interpreting training/course is a prerequisite

Content Overview:

  • The dynamic and challenges of working as an interpreter in mental health settings
  • The collaborative model of interpreting in mental health settings and the interpreter's role
  • Mental health care system in Canada and BC, providers and practitioners
  • Mental illnesses, treatments and pharmaceuticals/medications
  • Cross-cultural issues in mental health and wellness
  • Inter-cultural communication models
  • Specialized terminology of mental health and illness
  • Interpreter self-care and issues with vicarious trauma
  • Guest experts and presentations Student Manual Included