POSTPONED: Interpreting for Mental Health

  • 04/25/2020
  • 09:00 - 16:30
  • Yakima Virginia Mason Hospital 2811 Tieton Dr, Yakima, WA 98902
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This event has been postponed due to public health concerns.

NOTIS and Yakima Virginia Mason Hospital present 

From Medical to Mental Health:

Adapting Interpreting Techniques to Mental Health Settings

More info and registration will be available soon!

What is this? This all-day interactive workshop is designed to prepare experienced interpreters who have already received basic training to provide quality interpreting services in behavioral health settings. It will cover the following topics:

·         Introduction to Behavioral Health in the U.S.

Ø  Definition of “mental health”

Ø  Types of appointments

Ø  Venues (medical facilities, courts, jails, detention centers, etc.)

Ø  Practitioners

Ø  Differences from other healthcare encounters

Ø  What practitioners are looking and listening for

·         Culture and Behavioral Health

·         Specialized Vocabulary

·         A brief discussion of interpreting for standardized psychological tests

·         A brief discussion of protocols in secured in-patient psychiatric facilities

·         Implications for adjusting interpreting protocols

·         Secondary Trauma and Self Care

·         Practice interpreting activity

Who is teaching? Cindy Roat is a national consultant and trainer with 25 years’ experience in the healthcare interpreting field. With an MPH in International Health Services, Cindy has made significant contributions to the healthcare interpreting field in the areas of training, program development, policy formulation, advocacy and organizational outreach. Her written works are key resources for interpreters, providers and administrators alike. Cindy was the principal author of Bridging the Gap, and her most recent book, Healthcare Interpreting in Small Bites, is being used as an ancillary text at many basic training programs. Ms. Roat is a former Co-chair of the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care (NCIHC), a founding member of WASCLA, current chair of the Community Interpreter Division of NOTIS, as well as being known nationally as an energetic advocate for the field of health care interpreting and for language access in general.

When?  Saturday, April 25, 2020
Check-in at 8:30 am.
PLEASE ARRIVE AT 8:30 to sign in.
Class from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm, with a half-hour for lunch

Where?  Yakima Virginia Mason Hospital
2811 Tieton Dr, Yakima, WA 98902

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

Registration?  Via the web before midnight on Wednesday, April 21, 2020.  
Click register button below and pay online.

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

Online registration only.

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

Registration for this class will be limited to the first 100 applicants. There will be no on-site registration.

Refunds?  We regret that no refunds can be given after Tuesday, April 21st. A $10 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before April 21st.

Directions?  Yakima Virginia Mason Hospital is located 2811 Tieton Dr, Yakima, WA 98902

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Lunch? In order to offer this unique opportunity at an affordable price, no refreshments will be provided. We encourage you to bring your own water, coffee and snacks. Memorial Café restaurant near the auditorium has a nice variety of hot and cold dishes.

CE credits? Seven continuing education credits have been requested from CCHI, ATA, the Washington State DSHS, and the Washington State AOC. Certificates of Attendance will be awarded to all who arrive on time and stay for the entire workshop.

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

Questions about content? Please contact Cindy Roat at

Questions about registration? Please contact Naomi Uchida at
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