Title

Working Therapeutically with Interpreters in Mental Health: A Curriculum for Clinicians.

Author

Julie Kendall

Date of Award

6-15-2013

Document Type

Doctoral Capstone

Degree Name

Psy.D.

Department

Graduate School of Professional Psychology

First Advisor

Tom Barrett

First Committee Member

Jennifer A. Erickson Cornish

Second Committee Member

Janet L. Shriberg

Keywords

Interpreters; Treatment Manual; Assessment; Mental health clinicians; LEP

Abstract

Given the increasing numbers of people who lack proficiency in spoken English, it would not be uncommon for American healthcare practitioners to encounter clients whose primary language is not English. Additionally, for those clinicians who specifically wish to work with immigrants, refugees or asylees, it is likely that their clientele will be comprised of LEP individuals and families. While many professional interpreters have completed formal training and been certified to provide their unique services, mental health clinicians rarely receive such training to help negotiate the complex dynamics inherent in working with LEP populations where the therapeutic relationship is altered with the addition of an interpreter. This training curriculum proposes the detailed, in-depth training for clinicians as recommended by numerous sources in the literature.

Comments

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Extent

8 pages

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