Interpreting for Chemical Dependency and Pain Management Patients

  • 03/02/2019
  • 09:00 - 16:00
  • Highline College
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  • Regular fee for non member
  • Discounted rate for NOTIS member

Please complete payment within two weeks after registration. Registration will be cancelled if payment is not complete within two weeks from registration date.

 NOTIS’ Community Interpreters Division presents

Interpreting for Chemical Dependency and Pain Management

The purpose of this six-hour workshop is to introduce healthcare interpreters to medical terminology specifically related to pain management and chemical dependency. We will discuss the complexity of these medical specialties and the challenges interpreters face in these appointments. Participants will receive terminology, glossaries, and samples of sentences pertaining to these two areas of care. Participants will have the opportunity to practice three modes of interpretation: sight translation, consecutive translation and simultaneous interpretation with specific vocabulary, scenarios and role plays related to pain management and chemical dependency.

About the presenter: Coming to us from San Francisco! Judit Marin is a freelance Spanish interpreter, translator, and trainer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is an ATA certified (English>Spanish) translator and a California Certified Medical Interpreter. She holds a M.A. in Spanish from U.C. Santa Barbara and a B.A. degree in Catalan Philology from the University of Barcelona. She currently serves as NCTA Vice President and Continuing Education Director. She received the CHIA Interpreter of the Year Award at the CHIA Annual Conference in 2018. Contact her and follow her on Twitter @juditoak.

When?  Saturday, March 2, 2019
Check-in at 8:30 a.m. PLEASE ARRIVE AT 8:30 to sign in.
Class from 9:00 – 4:00, with one hour for lunch.

Where?  Highline College, Building 29 Classroom 219
2400 South 240th Street, Des Moines, WA 98198-9800

Cost?  $60  NOTIS members, $80  Non-members (Click to Join NOTIS).

Registration?  Via the web (before midnight on Tuesday, February 26)
Click HERE to register.

After registering, you will receive an email confirmation; if you do not receive a confirmation, your registration did not go through.

Mail in registration is not available. Online registration only. 

Please note that participation in this workshop will be limited to the first 60 candidates to register.

If registering for more than one person, please submit a separate registration for each.

Refunds?  We regret that no refunds can be given after February 26th. A $10 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before February 26th.

Directions?   Click HERE to campus map for directions. Parking in the South Parking Lot is free on the weekends. We will be in Building 29 near the South Parking Lot. Take the stairs to the second floor, follow the hallway, and room 219 will be on the left-hand side.

Lunch?   In order to keep the cost of this workshop low, no refreshments or lunch will be offered; we suggest you bring your own. Vending machines for beverages are located on the first floor of the building, but the retail food service is closed on weekends. Dick’s Burgers and Haru Sushi & Teriyaki are located on Pacific Highway within walking distance from the college. Other options are available in downtown Des Moines or further down Pacific Highway.

CE credits? Six(6) continuing education credits are approved by the Washington State DSHS, the Washington State AOC, the ATA. Five and a half (5.5) continuing credits are approved by the CCHI. Certificates of Attendance will be awarded to all who arrive on time and stay for the entire workshop Please allow yourself enough time to get to the site, find parking and sign in before the workshop begins. While latecomers are welcome to stay for the educational value of the workshop, DSHS will not provide CE credit if you arrive late, for any reason.

Anything else? If you require accommodation, please contact the NOTIS Office Manager ( at least 3 weeks in advance if possible.

Questions about class content? Please contact Judit Marin at

Questions about registration? Please contact Naomi Uchida at
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