Interpreting for Psychosocial Evaluations (Online live via Zoom) 2 CEUs by DSHS (#697), AOC, ATA, CCHI. 0.2 by IMIA/NBCMI $40/Members

  • 03/18/2023
  • 09:00 - 11:00
  • Zoom/Online
  • 0


NOTIS’ Community Interpreters Division presents

Interpreting for Psychosocial Evaluations

Presented by Robin Ragan

What is it about? Get familiar with the who, what, where, and why of a psychosocial evaluation from the context of nursing, social work, criminal and immigration law. Learn about the ways a psychosocial evaluation is different from mental health therapy. We will also cover the unique features of this type of evaluation so that the interpreter can anticipate the format and flow, ranging from syntax to emotionally charged content. Find out what skills you need for this type of interpretation and what you can do to improve those skills.  We will also practice with a mock script! 

Learning Goals:

  • Describe the purpose of a  Psychosocial Evaluation in various contexts

  • Anticipate the format and flow of a psychosocial evaluation

  • Describe challenges interpreting for these sessions

  • Name coping strategies for the interpreter

  • Know how to get involved

When? March 18th, 2023, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. PST. Check-in begins five minutes before the starting time. Class from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. PST.

Three days in advance, and again the day before the event, you will receive reminder emails with log-on instructions. Email or Text/Call 425-247-0684 (voice message only) if you don't receive a reminder. Skype Name: live:notisnet

This workshop will be recorded.

Cost? $40 NOTIS members, $70 Non-members (Click to Join NOTIS) 

Before you register, make sure that your online setup meets the equipment and connectivity requirements. Please read these important Requirements (click below) before proceeding with your registration.


Registration? Via the web (before midnight on March 15th)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  2 general

 Approved (Approval number: 697)

 AOC  2 performance  Approved
 ATA  2 (Category A)  Approved
 CCHI  2 instructional hours (CEAP ID #10075)  Approved
 IMIA/NBCMI  0.2 (Education Registry ID23-1027)  Approved

Disclaimer: In the event that continuing education credits are not approved by any of the above-listed entities, NOTIS will not be liable for reimbursing registration fees.

 Who is teaching? Robin Ragan is a professor of Spanish at Knox College in Illinois, teaching in a translation and interpreter training program designed by her. She earned her CMI-Spanish since 2016, and is a Illinois state court interpreter as well. In 2020 she earned the Global Engagement Initiative Award from the American Council on Teachers of Foreign Languages Global for her translation and interpreting program at Knox, and a Humanities Innovation Grant from the Modern Languages Association to support new coursework on “Interpreting for Crisis Contexts in Immigration”. Robin is also a collaborator with Americans Against Language Barriers where she trains future medical interpreters and frequently teaches units on Modes, Roles, Ethics and Vicarious Trauma. She interprets for psychosocial evaluations on a weekly basis through her work with immigrant populations and asylum seekers.

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 March 13th. A $10 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before March 13th. Contact the NOTIS office manager for cancellation. Transfer of credit to another workshop is not allowed. No refunds will be given for reasons unrelated to this content, such as an unstable internet connection, issues with third-party applications, not receiving reminders, or problems with system requirements.

Be sure to read System Requirements for Zoom.

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

Questions? Email to office manager

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