Advanced Medical Interpreter Training

The field of medical interpretation is constantly evolving. As the complexity of health care increases, so does the need to provide additional training in specific clinical topics and technologies. 

Massachusetts Medical Interpreter Training, a program of the MassAHEC Network, offers advanced training that provides ongoing professional development opportunities for medical interpreters. In addition to our annual conference for medical interpreters, Paving the Way to Health Care Access, we offer continuing education programs on a variety of specialized topics:

  • Diabetes
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Oral health
  • Pediatrics
  • Mental Health

Registration

Trained medical interpreters who want to increase their proficiency in these topics are eligible to participate in our continuing education programs.

Pre-registration and an entry assessment may be required for admission. Early sign-up is recommended as class size is often limited.


Upcoming Continuing Education Workshops

Medical Interpretation for the Geriatric Patient 

Presenter:  Dr. Eric Hardt

Date & Time:  December 2, 2020 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm Live Streaming via Zoom Platform

Credits:  CCHI/IMIA - Application for continuining education credits has been submitted and pending approval.

Please click here for additional informaiton and registration process.


Past Workshops

30 Hr Mental Health Training - Thursday Nights 

Presenter:  Jessica Goldhirsch

Date:  Thursday: 10/08/20 thru 12/17/20 (1/28/21 if a class needs to be cancelled), no class on 11/26/20

Class time is from 6:00pm - 9:00pm - Live Streaming via Zoom Platform

Credits:  30 CCHI, 3.0 IMIA

Please click here for additional information and registration process


30 Hr Mental Health Training - Tuesday nights 

Presenter:  Jessica Goldhirsch

Date:  Thursday: 10/13/20 thru 01/19/21 (see flyer for holiday class schedule)  

Class time is from 6:00pm - 9:00pm - Live Streaming via Zoom Platform

Credits:  30 CCHI, 3.0 IMIA

Please click here for additional information and registration process


Proactive Health Care Planning Conversation Workshop 

Presenter:  Ellen DiPaola, M.Ed., JD

Date:  Friday, August 14, 2020, 9:00am - 10:30am  - Live Streaming via Zoom Platform

Credits:  Please see flyer for CEUs per discipline

Please click here for additional information and registration process


Language Access Workshop

Presenter:  Holly A. Silvestri, PhD

Date:  Friday, August 7, 2020, 8:30am - 10:30am  - Online Webinar

Credits:  Please see flyer for CEUs per discipline

Please click here for additional information and registration process


Interpreting for Prenatal Genetics

Presenter:  Silvana M. Kirby, CMI Spanish; Nancy K. Esparza M. Ed. CHI; Gricelle Cruz, Med. Interpreter

                   Genetic Counselor: Courtney Manning, MS, CGC

Date:  Saturday, May 2, 2020 - Live Streaming via Zoom Meeting

Credits: 5.00 CCHI & 0.5 IMIA/NBCMI

Please click here for additional information and registration process.

 

Where is the Line and How Do I Draw It?

Presenter:  Elena Langdon, M.A., CT, CoreCHI

Date:  Saturday, May 9, 2020 - Live Streaming via Zoom Meeting

Credits: 3.00 CCHI & 0.3 IMIA/NBCMI

If you are requesting RID CEU's please email cmp@massrid.org one week BEFORE the date of the workshop to receive a PINRA form.

Please click here for additional inforamtion and registration process.


The Role of the Interpreter in End of Life Situations 

Presenter:  Wilson Pedrazas, Ba, MM, CMI.

Date:  Saturday, September 28, 2019 @ Cape Cod Hospital, 27 Park Street, Hyannis, MA  02601.

Credits:  1.50 CCHI or 0.15 IMIA/NBCMI


Where Is the Line and How Do I Draw It? 

Presenter:  Elena Langdon, M.A., CT, CoreCHI

Date:  Thursday, September 26, 2019 @ Lowell General Hospital, 295 Varnum Avenue, Lowell, MA  01854

Credits:  CEU Awards Pending Approval from CCHI & IMIA/NBCMI


The Role of the Interpreter in End of Life Situations

Presenter:  Wilson Pedrazas, Ba, MM, CMI.

Date:  Thursday, April 11, 2019 @ UMass Center at Springfield, Tower Square, 1500 Main St, Springfield, MA  AND online-live streaming.

Credits:  1.50 CCHI or 0.15 IMIA


30 Hour Mental Health Training Program - Fall 2018

Presenters:  Jessica Goldhirsch, LCSW, MSW, MPH

Date:  October 15, 2018 through December 17, 2018 @ Somervilla Hospital - Cambridge Health Alliance, 230 Highland Ave, Main Bldg, 2nd floor, Somerville, MA

Credits:  30 CCHI, 3.0 IMIA


Difficult Conversastions:  Palliative Care and End-of-Life Encounters - Part 2

Presenter:  Jessica Goldhirsch, LCSW, MSW, MPH

Date:  November 4, 2017, @ Lowell General Hospital, 295 Varnum Avenue, Lowell, MA  01854

Credits: 3.25 CEU hours through CCHI


Advanced Medical Interpreter Series:  Getting to Yes - Negotiation Skills for the Medical Interpreter - Worcester, MA

Presenters:  Yoshie Ng, CMI and Jessica Goldhirsch, LCSW, MSW, MPH

Date:  Saturday, April 22, 2017 @ Center for Health Impact, 35 Harvard Street, Suite #300, Worcester, MA  01609

Credits: 3.5 contact hours through CCHI


Advanced Medical Interpreter Series:  Getting to Yes - Negotiation Skills for the Medical Interpreter - Brighton, MA 

Presenters:  Yoshie Ng, CMI and Jessica Goldhirsch, LCSW, MSW, MPH

Date:  Saturday, May 20, 2017 @ Charles River Community Health Center, 495 Western Avenue, Brighton, MA  02135

Credits: 3.5 contact hours through CCHI

Quote from Participant

"It was very educational.  I will be happy to have more trainings like that.  Thanks!"   - Participant from 2019 End of Life Situation workshop

"Excellent workshop!  I feel more confident now."  - Participant from 2019 Where is the Line and How Do I Draw It? workshop

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