Dynamics of Communication in Mental Health – Part 1



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Guest: Susan Potts, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Length: 43 minutes
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Approved CEUs: ATA=1.000, CCHI=0.750, IMIA=0.075, WA-DSHS=1.000, RID=0.075 PS*
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Description: This video is the first part of an interview with our guest Susan Potts, PhD who has over 30 years experience as a clinical psychologist. It covers the goals of counseling in an outpatient setting, as well as ways that interpreters can prepare for facilitating communication in emotionally-charged encounters. Mental health terminology is discussed and also available in the online companion glossary. Dr. Susan Potts is a licensed clinical psychologist and Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in Laguna Hills, California. She has operated her practice since 1984.
  1. To understand the goals of a psychologist and how these differ from the clinican's goals in a medical setting.
  2. To recognize ways that the interpreter either facilitates or hinders communication between the clinician and client.
  3. To learn common, specialized terminology for counseling encounters.

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