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Workshop: Approaching work with interpreters in mental health settings - NEWLY REVISED! (Fitzroy)

Start: 2020-03-30

End: 2020-03-30

UPDATE: VTMH has postponed our workshops and seminars given the current concerns about Coronavirus (COVID 19). We thank you for your understanding.

Date: 
 Monday, 30 March 2020 (POSTPONED)
Location: Victorian Transcultural Mental Health
Bolte Wing Conference Room
Level 1, 14 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy
Time: Registrations from 9:15am, workshop begins at 9:30am and concludes at 4:00pm.

Cost: No cost. Morning tea and lunch provided. 

About the Workshop:

This workshop is designed for all practitioners working with interpreters, or new to working with interpreters in mental health settings. The workshop will support the exploration of challenges and realities in the interpreting environment, and strategies for adapting practice with interpreters in a variety of mental health settings.

Participants will also receive hard copies of resources developed in the project Approaching work with interpreters in mental health settings (VTMH, 2019), including a Practice Tips Poster, for their workplace.


The workshop will explore: 

This workshop will build on concepts explored in the Foundations of culturally responsive practice workshop, and participation in this workshop is strongly encouraged prior to attending.

In the workshop, participants will:

  • Explore strategies to apply prior to, during, and after an interpreted session
  • Consider key culturally responsive practices and principles, including cultural safety and cultural humility, in the context of working with interpreters
  • Discuss challenges and realities in the interpreting environment, and strategies for adapting practice with interpreters in a variety of mental health settings

Participants will complete a recently revised Working with interpreters online learning module prior to attending the workshop. Details of how to access this will be provided on registration. The online module will give an overview of general considerations for working with interpreters in mental health settings which the workshop will build upon and explore in practice.


Eligibility: 

Suitable for practitioners working in publicly funded mental health programs across Victoria, including staff in clinical (Area Mental Health Services) and community mental health services, as well as people working within mental health programs in community health and welfare services

Registrations essential - see booking link below.