The Medical Interpreter Professional Series aims to equip trained interpreters with the knowledge, skills, and sensitivity needed to effectively interpret in substance use and mental health related encounters, emphasizing harm-reduction, cultural awareness, and ethical professionalism in addiction treatment.
The training provides participants with cultural perceptions of substance use, basics of co-occurring mental health conditions, and the impact of stigma and trauma in addiction treatment. Ethical considerations when interpreting in a substance-related setting are also explored. The course explores contemporary issues in the field of substance use, including treatment, recovery, and strategies for medical interpreters in substance use-related dialogues.
To be considered for admission into the program, participants must be a trained interpreter.
Understanding Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) – Fall 2023
For the Fall 2023 program, we will be offering 2 cohorts via Zoom:
- Cohort 1: Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
- Cohort 2: Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Course Fee: $35
You will receive access to the course’s Zoom Event after you have completed your registration.
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