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

Start: 2019-02-28

End: 2019-02-28


Approaching work with interpreters in mental health settings

Date:  Thursday, 28 February 2019
Location: Friends of the Courthouse, 161 - 165 Franklin Street, Traralgon
Time: Registrations from 9:15am, workshop begins at 9:30am and concludes at 4:00pm.

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:

  • 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 learning. Participants are asked to have engaged in the Cultural responsiveness: Introduction to principles and practices workshop within the last 3 years, or alternatively view a 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 these workshops.

Who is the workshop intended for? 

All mental health practitioners working in Victoria's specialist mental health services including case managers, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and those working in the community managed mental health sector. 

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
 Southern 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 Southern Cluster, please visit the Southern 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