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ASLM1114 – Introduction to Mental Health Interpreting pdf

Credits: 3 (3/0/0)
Description: Interpreters are needed in a variety of mental health settings including in-patient and out-patient settings, peer-led settings, outreach settings, day programs, private clinician offices, clinic settings and emergency rooms. This course will introduce a variety of mental health settings and the professionals who are present there.
Prerequisites: Graduation from an Interpreter Education Program
Hold current Interpreter Certification
Corequisites: None
  1. Identify a variety of mental health settings where interpreters are essential to the communication process.
  2. Recognize the need for confidentiality when conferencing with mental health team members.
  3. Demonstrate basic knowledge of common mental health disorders.
  4. Identify language disfluencies in mental health patients who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  5. Recognize the names of common prescription drugs used in mental health settings.
  6. Formulate translations for intake evaluations and questionnaires.
  7. Demonstrate basic knowledge of 12-step programs.
  8. Identify the roles and responsibilities of the interpreter related to a variety of treatment options for patients who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  9. Develop an understanding of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
MnTC goal areas: None

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