Interpreting for Social Work in Healthcare Settings

  • 04/04/2019
  • 18:00 - 21:00
  • Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
  • 11


Please note that registration will be automatically canceled if payment is not received within 15 minutes.

 NOTIS and Community Interpreter Division present

Interpreting for Social Work in Healthcare Settings

Medical social workers play an important role in the care of patients dealing with complex medical issues. Depending on a setting, the role of a healthcare social worker may include a vast number of duties, including developing discharge plans, providing counseling, referring patients to appropriate resources, and participating in care planning. This 3-hour workshop will help interpreters prepare for social work appointments in healthcare settings by providing an overview of the role of a medical social worker, discussing challenges that such appointments might present for an interpreter and suggesting ways of coping with them. Participants will be provided with a glossary and a list of helpful resources. The workshop will include group discussions as well as skill development for sight translation and consecutive interpretation.

Who is teaching? Yuliya Speroff is a Russian-English CoreCHI™ and DSHS-certified healthcare interpreter. Yuliya first started interpreting 10 years ago in her hometown of Novosibirsk, Russia and has since interpreted in a variety of settings – from a fighter jet factory to a live brain surgery, and most recently at a number of hospitals in Seattle. Yuliya also holds an MA in Business Management and is certified as both an English and a Russian language instructor with more than 10 years of teaching experience. Yuliya’s The Medical Interpreter Blog focuses on providing medical interpreters with resources and information for continuous professional development.

When?  Thursday, April 4, 2019
Check-in at 5:30 p.m. PLEASE ARRIVE AT 5:30 pm to sign in.
Class from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m

Where? Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Address: 825 Eastlake Ave E., Seattle 98109, Room G-1006

Cost? $40 NOTIS members, $60 Non-members (Click to Join NOTIS).

CE credits? 3 CE credits for this workshop have been approved by Washington State DSHS, Washington State AOC, ATA, and 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.

Registration?  Via the web (before midnight on April 1st) 
Click here to register and pay online.

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

Please note that registration will be automatically canceled if payment is not received within 15 minutes.

Mail-in registration is not available for this workshop.

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

Registration will be limited to the first 30 applicants.

Refunds?  We regret that no refunds can be given after April 1st. A $10 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before April 1st. Please contact NOTIS office manager for cancellation. Transfer of credits to other workshops is not available.

Directions?  Directions to the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance can be found at

The training room is on the 1st floor of the clinic. Enter through the main door on Aloha Street, turn right and you will see the door to the conference room.

Parking is available in the underground garage for an all-day fee of $16. There is metered street parking along Yale, Valley and Minor streets and free street parking north of the clinic on Eastlake and Fairview.

Refreshments? In order to offer this unique opportunity at an affordable price, no refreshments will be provided. We encourage you to bring your own coffee and snacks.

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 Yuliya Speroff at

Questions about registration?
Please contact Naomi Uchida at
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