The Art and Science of Interpreting Medical Encounters

The Art and Science of Interpreting Medical Encounters

Presented by – Marlene Elliott, CI/CT

Date: February 7, 14, 21 and 28 (Series of 4 Tuesdays, 2 hours on each day)

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Live Streaming Via Zoom Events (ZOOM Link will be shared after successful

completion of payment)

Education Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Credits/Contact Hours:

CCHI – This program is accredited by CEAP for 8 CE hours

IMIA – Approved for 0.8 IMIA/NBCMI CEUs

Workshop Fees:

Workshop Only: $60.00

CEU Fee: $45.00 ($41.62 fee + $3.38 service fee)

Workshop + CE Credits: $105.00

Registration: To register for the workshop please click here.

Description: Using the framework of Interpreting as Interaction developed by Cecilia Wadensjö this collaborative course explores in-depth the types of interactions that occur in medical settings, the interaction challenges that naturally occur, the linguistic and technical challenges for interpreters, the functions of the conversations that take place in medical spaces, and the tools that interpreters can employ to navigate these interactions effectively for all. We will focus a special lens on how issues of culture, power, and oppression can emerge in medical settings where professionals and patients have divergent views of how these interactions should take place. This course will be conducted in English and is structured to allow for in-depth practice at applying interactionist frameworks to real-world interpreting encounters.

About the Trainer:

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, participants will:

1. Interpreters will be able to reframe the interpreting process as a set of interactions with live persons present and apply this framework to their own experiences.

2. Interpreters will be able to identify specific functions of talk and practice using those functions as guides to interpretation.

3. Interpreters will be able to produce various interpretations from the same source talk/sign, gearing interpretations to recipients.

4. Interpreters will identify where issues of power and oppression can emerge when the expectations of providers and patients diverge.

5. Interpreters will develop tools for ongoing development in medical interpreting to

expand their knowledge base in various medical settings.

Successful Completion Requirements: Participants are expected to sign-in at the

required time, must attend the entire program for all 4 weeks, and complete an

evaluation. Certificates will be distributed to participants by email within 6 to 8 weeks

following the program. Moderator will monitor attendance throughout the event.

Refunds: No refund provided after 10 full calendar days prior to the date of the program.

Special Requests: If you are hearing impaired, or are a person who is differently abled

who requires accommodations, please contact Lynn Carson at 508-856-4306 or at least 15 days before the training.