WEBSHOP: Social Work for Healthcare Interpreters

  • 04/17/2021
  • 09:00 - 12:00
  • Online via Zoom
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NOTIS’ Community Interpreters Division presents

WEBSHOP: Social Work for Healthcare Interpreters Presented by Yuliya Speroff

An Interactive Webshop

What is a “webshop”?
A webshop is just like an interactive onsite class, but held online through Zoom. 
During a webshop, you can ask questions and engage in discussion. You may be divided into “break-out” rooms where you’ll be working with other participants on exercises or on practicing a skill. There may be quizzes and polls. So, while there may be some PowerPoint and lecture, this is not like your typical webinar. Your full attention and participation is expected; that’s what makes it fun!

What is it about? 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.

When?  Saturday, April 17, 2021, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PST 
Check-in at 8:45 a.m. PLEASE CHECK IN AT 8:45 a.m. to sign in.
Class from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  

The day before the webshop, you will receive an email with log-on instructions and with the handouts for the class.

Cost? $50 NOTIS members, $80 Non-members (Click to Join NOTIS)
Space is limited to the first 30 registrants.

Before you register, make sure that your online setup meets the equipment and connectivity requirements. Click on the “Requirements” button below to see requirements.

Registration?Via the web (before midnight on April 13th) After registering, you will receive an email confirmation; if you do not receive a confirmation, your registration did not go through.

CE credits? Credit status will be updated upon approval

   Credits Requested  Approval Status 
Washington State DSHS  3 Approved (#581)
Washington State AOC  3 Approved
ATA  3 Approved
CCHI  3 Approved

Who is teaching?
  Yuliya Speroffis a Russian-English CoreCHI™ and DSHS-certified healthcare interpreter. Yuliya first started interpreting over 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.

Certificates of Attendance will be awarded to all who arrive on time and stay for the entire workshop. Please allow yourself enough time to log on and sign in before the webshop begins. While latecomers are welcome to stay for the educational value of the webshop, DSHS will not provide CE credit if you arrive late, for any reason.

Refunds? No refunds can be given after April 12th. A $10 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before April 12th. Contact the NOTIS office manager for cancellation. Transfer of credits to other workshop is not allowed.

Registration will be automatically canceled if payment is not received within 15 minutes. Mail-in registration is not available.

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

    Questions about class content?Email to Yuliya Speroff 

    Questions about registration? Email to office manager

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