Phentermine NLBHA - The National Latino Behavioral Health Association - Behavioral Health Interpreter Training

 

Become a Trained Behavioral Health Interpreter

This 2-day (14-hour) intensive training is for bilingual staff who use their linguistic skills to interpret or who have an interest in becoming a trained interpreters in behavioral health settings. Participants must be fluent in English and at least one other language; prior experience as an interpreter is not required. The training is taught by two highly skilled, experienced instructors who provide a dynamic learning environment which keeps participants actively engaged. Training is provided onsite for up to 35 individuals

Training Outcomes

  • Practice and gain proper interpreting skills and the roles and responsibilities of an interpreter
  • Increase knowledge about federal and state regulations for Limited English Proficient (LEP) persons and patients rights including ethical considerations
  • Learn behavioral health terminology used in behavioral health settings
  • Identify models of interpreting and challenges facing interpreters
  • Understand how culture influences health beliefs and culturally and linguistically appropriate encounters with LEP clients
  • Practice techniques used in pre-session, during the session and post-session

Meet the CLAS Standards, Section 1557 Language Access and Title VI.

Training for Monolingual English Speaking Providers on how to use a Trained Interpreter

One day (7-hour) training for monolingual English speaking provider staff on how to successfully work with an Interpreter in behavioral health settings. Training is provided on-site for up to 35 individuals.

Training Outcomes

  • Increase language access knowledge of the legal and ethical responsibilities of serving LEP populations
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of interpreters and monolingual English speaking staff who work with interpreters
  • Understand how culture influences health beliefs and culturally and linguistically appropriate encounters with LEP clients
  • Learn skills and techniques for managing the clinical triad between interpreter, client and provider staff
  • Practice techniques used in pre-session, during the session and post-session

For More Information on BHiT Contact:

Maxine Henry

BHiT Training Coordinator
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