Freedom from Torture - Risk, Resilience and Rights: Working with Interpreters in a Clinical Setting

Risk, Resilience and Rights: Working with Interpreters in a Clinical Setting

“Working as a team with a professional interpreter builds a bridge between practitioner and client to ensure a true and meaningful dialogue”

 – Nathalie Talbot, Interpreter at Freedom from Torture North West

This training is designed for practitioners in health and mental health settings as well as social workers, project workers, specialists working in schools, lawyers, and other service providers working with adults or young people who are vulnerable migrants.

 

Overall Aim:

To explore effective communication skills for using interpreters in therapeutic settings when working with children, separated young people and families impacted by torture or other serious trauma.

Learning objectives:

By the end of this one-day training programme, participants should be able to:

  • Articulate the Interpreter’s role as part of a therapeutic team
  • Define good practice in working with interpreters in a therapeutic setting
  • Describe the power relationships in the client – practitioner – interpreter triad
  • Describe communication dynamics, including power, inclusion and attachment
  • Explain the issues that the practitioner and interpreter should consider around the use of language when working with children or families
  • Explain why briefings and de-briefs with an interpreter are important and what topics should be covered
  • Articulate the impact that interpreting work can have on interpreters

To find out more about this training or register your interest for the next time it runs, please email training@freedomfromtorture.org.

 

Risk, Resilience and Rights

This module is part of Freedom from Torture’s Risk, Resilience and Rights programme. Risk, Resilience and Rights is designed to help practitioners to develop a deeper understanding of issues around ambiguous loss and complex grief, and how to best help the young people with whom they work.

The course is spread over four modules of one to six days. Find out about the other three modules, on the UK asylum system, separated young people, and children and families, and read a blog from a facilitator introducing the course.

 

CPD

The content of the following has been certified by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to continuing professional development principles.

Fees

The standard registration fee for this one day training programme is £70 per participant. If you work for a NGO/charity, we offer a discounted rate of £30 per participant.

 

Meet the facilitators…

Jolie - Qualified interpreter, English & Lingala

Jolie works at Freedom from Torture as an administrative assistant, but before that worked as a freelance interpreter for eight years including working with Freedom from Torture as an interpreter for 5 years (French & Lingala). Jolie has a community L3 Interpreting and DPSI Qualification. She also has a Masters degree in Political Sciences and International Relationship. She worked in her country's Foreign Ministry for about eight years before coming to the UK. She has been living in the UK for 16 years.

Mel Kakkar - Psychological Therapist, Freedom from Torture North East

Mel Kakkar is an adult psychological therapist and offers one-to-one and group therapy to torture survivors and is also involved with training external agencies and providing supervision.

 

To find out more about this training or register your interest for the next time it runs, please email training@freedomfromtorture.org.

 

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