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Workshop: Approaching work with interpreters in mental health settings (Parkville)

Start: 2019-12-05

End: 2019-12-05

Approaching work with interpreters in mental health settings

Date:  Thursday, 5 December 2019
Location: Hospital Education Centre (HEC), Royal Melbourne Hospital, Royal Park Campus, Building 3, 34-54 Poplar Road, Parkville
Time: Registrations from 9:00am, workshop begins at 9:30am and concludes at 4:30pm.

Cost: FREE

About the Workshop:

This workshop is designed for all practitioners engaging with interpreters, or who are new to working with interpreters. In this workshop, participants will:

In this workshop, participants will:

  • consider the applicability of cultural safety and cultural humility in the interpreted encounter
  • explore meaning making and language
  • reflect on the challenges and realities in the interpreting environment
  • explore the role of the interpreter and the practitioner
  • discuss engagement strategies prior to, during and after the interpreted encounter
  • explore institutional and individual responsibilities

Pre-Requisite Learning

This workshop builds on introductory-level training offered by Victorian Transcultural Mental Health (VTMH). Participants are asked to have either engaged in a VTMH introductory workshop within the last 3 years or alternatively view the free online training module, Orientation to Cultural Responsiveness, available via the VTMH website at http://www.vtmh.org.au/training/conversations-in-cultural-responsiveness-an-online-introductory-tool prior to attending this workshop.


VTMH is joining forces with the Victorian Mental Health Learning and Development Clusters to deliver cultural responsiveness workshops for the mental health service workforce. This workshop is offered via the Western ClusterIndividuals working in Victorian Mental Health Services and eligible to attend professional development as part of the North East Cluster (NEVIL), the Southern Cluster (LAMPS), and Western Cluster, are invited to register.

If you are unsure whether you are eligible to attend training through the Western Cluster, please visit the Western Cluster home page for more information.

VTMH still offers other education opportunities, including free monthly seminars, forums, online resources, as well as education opportunities provided through organisational partnerships. Explore the range of education and training opportunities at VTMH here