Pro Bono Counseling Project
2021 Professional Continuing Education Online Workshop
Working With the Limited English Proficient Population
Monday, January 25, 2021, from 1:00 – 5:00 PM AND Tuesday, January 26, 2021, from 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Two-Day Online Workshop – 7 CE Credits*
FREE for Active PBCP Volunteer Clinicians
Featured Presenters: Carol G. Velandia, P. LMSW, MBA, PMP, CHI; and Claudia I. Salazar, PsyD
Course Description: This training offers the legal framework that justifies adequate language access; practical tools to work with interpreters, and a broader understanding of the impact of language barriers in the mental health setting.
At the end of this presentation, the participant will:
• Identify the needs of the Limited English Proficiency population in the United States when accessing mental health services.
• Analyze the relationship between Language Access, reduction of health disparities, and good outcomes.
• Assess and compare existing legislation Language Access regulation Identify key elements that make interpreting in mental health settings unique.
• Identify 3 key elements that make interpretation in mental health settings unique.
• Compare pros and cons between the two main approaches to interpreting in mental health settings.
• Assess and prepare for potential impact of use of interpreters in the clinical encounter.
• Identify key factors that contribute to building a collaborative relationship with interpreters.
Workshop registrants will receive a code prior to the webinar to log on to Zoom and participate in the online session.