Training Calendar

See all of our upcoming courses and workshops.

May
22
Tue
Early Childhood Trauma and Resilience @ Center for Health Impact
May 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:15 pm

80-Hour Certificate Course for Community Health Workers April-June 2018

  • The course special emphasis is on early childhood trauma and resilience
  • Enrollment priority offered to Community Health Workers in Central MA
  • Attendance of all classes is required to earn Certificate of 80-Hour Course completion

More information

May
24
Thu
Early Childhood Trauma and Resilience @ Center for Health Impact
May 24 @ 9:00 am – 1:15 pm

80-Hour Certificate Course for Community Health Workers April-June 2018

  • The course special emphasis is on early childhood trauma and resilience
  • Enrollment priority offered to Community Health Workers in Central MA
  • Attendance of all classes is required to earn Certificate of 80-Hour Course completion

More information

May
29
Tue
Early Childhood Trauma and Resilience @ Center for Health Impact
May 29 @ 9:00 am – 1:15 pm

80-Hour Certificate Course for Community Health Workers April-June 2018

  • The course special emphasis is on early childhood trauma and resilience
  • Enrollment priority offered to Community Health Workers in Central MA
  • Attendance of all classes is required to earn Certificate of 80-Hour Course completion

More information

May
31
Thu
Early Childhood Trauma and Resilience @ Center for Health Impact
May 31 @ 9:00 am – 1:15 pm

80-Hour Certificate Course for Community Health Workers April-June 2018

  • The course special emphasis is on early childhood trauma and resilience
  • Enrollment priority offered to Community Health Workers in Central MA
  • Attendance of all classes is required to earn Certificate of 80-Hour Course completion

More information

Jun
5
Tue
Early Childhood Trauma and Resilience @ Center for Health Impact
Jun 5 @ 9:00 am – 1:15 pm

80-Hour Certificate Course for Community Health Workers April-June 2018

  • The course special emphasis is on early childhood trauma and resilience
  • Enrollment priority offered to Community Health Workers in Central MA
  • Attendance of all classes is required to earn Certificate of 80-Hour Course completion

More information

Jun
7
Thu
Early Childhood Trauma and Resilience @ Center for Health Impact
Jun 7 @ 9:00 am – 1:15 pm

80-Hour Certificate Course for Community Health Workers April-June 2018

  • The course special emphasis is on early childhood trauma and resilience
  • Enrollment priority offered to Community Health Workers in Central MA
  • Attendance of all classes is required to earn Certificate of 80-Hour Course completion

More information

Jun
12
Tue
Early Childhood Trauma and Resilience @ Center for Health Impact
Jun 12 @ 9:00 am – 1:15 pm

80-Hour Certificate Course for Community Health Workers April-June 2018

  • The course special emphasis is on early childhood trauma and resilience
  • Enrollment priority offered to Community Health Workers in Central MA
  • Attendance of all classes is required to earn Certificate of 80-Hour Course completion

More information

Jun
14
Thu
Early Childhood Trauma and Resilience @ Center for Health Impact
Jun 14 @ 9:00 am – 1:15 pm

80-Hour Certificate Course for Community Health Workers April-June 2018

  • The course special emphasis is on early childhood trauma and resilience
  • Enrollment priority offered to Community Health Workers in Central MA
  • Attendance of all classes is required to earn Certificate of 80-Hour Course completion

More information

May
12
Wed
Decalage is Not a Dirty Word: Simultaneous Interpreting for Healthcare Interpreter @ Zoom
May 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Education Level: Intermediate to Advanced

This hands-on session will present the basic theory and skills necessary to learn, monitor, and improve one’s ability to interpret in the simultaneous mode. We will start with a framework for understanding the appropriate use of simultaneous in the field of healthcare interpreting, based on the national standards of practice. After examining some theoretical models of interpreting, we will break down this mode into skills that can be learned and spend much of our time with practicing exercises that help build those skills. We will cover apps and software to use when practicing simultaneous, the importance of continuous monitoring and improvement, and groups that can help with future deliberate practice. We will also practice with the interpretation add-on in Zoom.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will understand when simultaneous is appropriate in healthcare settings.
  2. Participants will be able to describe a few basic theoretical principles of simultaneous interpreting, including cognitive load, the effort model, and deliberate practice.
  3. Participants will learn and practice skill-building exercises such as closing, shadowing, chunking, and lag time flexibility.
  4. Participants will experience interpreting in separate channels using the Zoom interpretation feature.

About the Trainer

A Brazilian at heart, Elena Langdon has been a professional interpreter and translator since 2000. She is certified by the American Translators Association as a translator (Portuguese into English) and by the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters as a core-certified healthcare interpreter. She holds a Master’s in Translation Studies and has been teaching interpreting and translation since 2005. Elena was chairperson of the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters and has been on the board of directors of the American Translators Association and New England Translators Association. She hosts and produces Not Quite Magic, a podcast about interpreters, and runs a business to train interpreters, called Seven Sisters Interpreting Training & Consulting.

Successful Completion Requirements

Participants are expected to sign-in and out, attend the entire program, and complete an evaluation. Certificates will be distributed to participants by mail within 6 to 8 weeks following the program.

Fees & Terms

Workshop Fee: $30.00 (payable by phone at 508-556-1333 prior to event or via our online form)

CE Fee: an additional $33.31 (Note: if you are requesting CEU certificate of completion: IMIA or CCHI, total amount is $63.31)

Accreditation/Approval Information: Applications have been made to the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI) and to the International Medical Interpreter Association (IMIA) for approval of CE hours.

Refunds: CHI does not provide refunds after 10 full calendar days prior to the date of the program.

A Zoom Link will be provided via e-mail to participants once they’ve registered and paid for the event.

Jun
24
Thu
Implicit Bias and Racism in American Healthcare: Our Roles and Responsibilities as Interpreters @ Zoom
Jun 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Education Level: Intermediate to Advanced

This 3-hour workshop will provide medical interpreters an opportunity to understand why and how the human brain engages in stereotyping and develops bias, recognize the difference between explicit and implicit bias, and explore how implicit bias impacts health outcomes and the role of implicit bias in their own work in the medical setting.  Participants will be introduced to historical treatment of Persons of Color in the U.S. healthcare system; and how bias and racist practices continue to promote health inequities in these populations. Finally, we will explore the impact of racism and bias on the practice of interpreters, both in its impact on patients and on interpreters themselves. Participants will consider the different roles they might play in addressing racist or biased interactions in a healthcare encounter through case-based discussions.

About the Trainer

Lisa Walker, PA-C, is the founding director of the Physician Assistant program at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston. She has over 20 years’ experience in PA education. Prior to becoming a PA, Lisa received her AS degree in Interpreting for the Deaf from Northern Essex Community College and worked as a medical interpreter. She is the author of a chapter on patients with disabilities in the widely used text Physician Assistant: A Guide to Clinical Practice, now in its fifth edition. She has presented regionally and nationally on health disparities, health literacy, and improving access to care.

Successful Completion Requirements

Participants are expected to sign-in and out, attend the entire program, and complete an evaluation. Certificates will be distributed to participants by mail within 6 to 8 weeks following the program.

Fees & Terms

Workshop Fee: $30.00 (payable by phone at 508-556-1333 prior to event or via our online form)

CE Fee: an additional $33.31 (Note: if you are requesting CEU certificate of completion: IMIA or CCHI, total amount is $63.31)

Accreditation/Approval Information: Applications have been made to the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI) and to the International Medical Interpreter Association (IMIA) for approval of CE hours.

Refunds: CHI does not provide refunds after 10 full calendar days prior to the date of the program.

Special Requests/Questions/Concerns:

If you are hearing impaired or are a person who is differently abled who requires accommodations, please contact Laisson DeSouza or Flávia Perry: languagelink@centerforhealthimpact.org or at 774-578-7037 or 508-556-1333 at least 15 days before the training.

A Zoom Link will be provided via e-mail to participants once they’ve registered and paid for the event.