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A Focus on Clarifier and Culture Broker Roles in Medical Interpreting

This interview with Laura Holcomb, CMI provides examples and guidance about how to put the “clarifier” and “culture broker” roles into practice when working with patients and providers.


Interpreting for Pediatric Speech & Language Therapy

This interview with Rochelle Russell, Registered Speech Therapist, explores the dynamics of communicating with children in speech and language therapy encounters, with particular focus on the challenges that arise when working with different languages and cultures.


Dynamics of Communication in Mental Health – Part 1

This first part of the interview with Susan Potts, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, covers the goals of counseling in an outpatient setting, as well as ways that interpreters can prepare for facilitating communication in emotionally-charged encounters. The corresponding medical glossary contains over 30 mental health terms.


Dynamics of Communication in Mental Health – Part 2

This second part of the interview with licensed clinical psychologist Susan Potts covers the goals of counseling in an outpatient setting, as well as ways that interpreters can prepare for facilitating communication in emotionally-charged encounters. The corresponding glossary contains over 30 mental health terms.


Advanced Ethics—Part 2: Self-Awareness & Cultural Identity

This video is the second in a 3-part “Advanced Ethics” series. Therese Mirande goes beyond basics to examine aspects of self-awareness and cultural identity that form the basis for ethical decision-making.


Interpreting for Trauma Survivors

During this interview with physician Lucia Roncalli, normal physiological responses to psychological trauma are explained within the context of communicating with patients during a medical encounter. An actual patient/provider scenario allows the viewer to see therapy in action, while also providing an opportunity to practice interpreting the encounter.


Advanced Ethics—Part 3: Ethical Situations to Consider

This video is the third in a 3-part “Advanced Ethics” series. Therese Mirande goes beyond basics to present 5 scenarios with ethical dilemmas for participants to consider. She walks participants through the 5 steps of the decision-making process for each scenario.


Interpreting for Physical Therapy Encounters – Part 1 (Theory)

This interview with physical therapist Mary Sondag covers the role of the physical therapist, dynamics of communication with the patient and family members, and practical tips for interpreters.


Interpreting for Physical Therapy Encounters – Part 2 (Demonstration)

This demonstration with physical therapist Mary Sondag provides scenarios for common rehabilitation exercises and assistive devices. The guest talks to the “patient” as she would in a true-to-life encounter, allowing the viewer to practice interpreting.


Interpreting for Domestic Violence Encounters

This interview with clinical psychologist Adriane Nada provides an overview of domestic violence services and guidelines for interpreters assigned to appointments at counseling sessions or crisis shelters.


Sample of one of Voices Academt real content posts with long video

This video explores an emerging, research-based model for patient navigators, by training medical interpreters using a specialized curriculum.


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