Interpreting for Forensic Evaluations (Online live via Zoom) 4 CEUs by DSHS (#719), AOC, OJD, ATA, CCHI. 0.35 by IMIA/NBCMI $69/Members

  • 09/21/2024
  • 09:00 - 13:00
  • Zoom/Online
  • 40



NOTIS’ Community Interpreters Division presents:

Interpreting for Forensic Evaluations
Presented by Robin Ragan and Jordan Greenbaum

Course Description:

Forensic evaluations are used in many contexts including healthcare settings, legal criminal proceedings, and immigration hearings. A successful forensic evaluation often requires the interviewee to detail uncomfortable and upsetting information about their lives. In this workshop, participants will learn from a physician and a certified medical interpreter about the format, flow, and questions contained in a typical forensic evaluation, as well as best practices for conducting the interview via an interpreter. We will discuss pre-session preparation, tips for establishing rapport, and strategies for working with clients using a trauma-informed approach. The workshop will involve didactic teaching with extensive participant interaction and discussion in addition to a one-hour practice period in which attendees will work on three realistic scenarios the trainers have identified as particularly difficult. Finally, we will conclude with a discussion of additional training resources and ways to get involved in forensic evaluations moving forward.

Learning Goals:

  • Describe the format and purpose of a Forensic Evaluation
  • Summarize the trauma-informed approach to interpretation during a forensic evaluation
  • Describe challenges for interpreters and providers
  • Name coping strategies for the interpreter to avoid secondary traumatic stress
  • Know how to get involved

Saturday, September 21, 2024, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. PST. Check-in begins five minutes before the starting time. Class from 9 a.m. – 1 p.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.

$69 NOTIS members, $99 Non-members (Click to Join NOTIS) 

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

Via the web (before midnight on Sep 16th, 2024). After registering, you will receive an email confirmation; if you do not receive a confirmation, your registration did not go through. 

CE credits? 

   Credits Requested  Approval Status 
DSHS (Washington State Department of Social and Health Services)  4 general

Approved (Approval number: 719)

AOC (Washington State Administrate of Courts)  4 performance  Approved
OJD (Oregon Judicial Department)   4 general  Approved
ATA (American Translators Association)  4 (Category A)  Approved
CCHI (Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters) 1 performance base hour and 2.5 instructional hour

IMIA/NBCMI (International Medical Interpreters Association/The National Board of Certification of Medical Interpreters) 0.4 (Education Registry ID23-1163)  Approved

NOTIS issues proof of continuing education at the time it is earned.
NOTIS does not warranty the replacement of lost certificates.

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.

Jordan Greenbaum, MD is the former medical director of the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children, and past medical director of the Stephanie Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. She is a retired child abuse physician living in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Greenbaum is a board member of the International Society on the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) and a past president of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. She has provided training and technical assistance to international school staff, health and mental health professionals, as well as social workers, law enforcement officers and prosecutors globally to improve the community response to child abuse, exploitation, and trafficking. She provides training and technical assistance regarding the trauma-informed, rights-based approach to interacting with children and families who have experienced trauma related to sexual, physical or community violence, and forced migration. Dr. Greenbaum assisted in the creation of the material for this training and is a co-trainer.

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? Refunds are available up to 5 days prior to the workshop date. A $10 cancellation fee will be applied up to 5 days before the event date. Contact NOTIS 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 at least 3 weeks in advance if possible.

Questions? Email to NOTIS

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