course »Mental Health Interpreter Training – Training of Providers

Date: 1/24/2017, 9:00 am—5:00 pm
County: Alameda County
Location: Oakland
Sponsor: Seneca Family of Agencies
Phone: 510-654-4004
The need to communicate effectively and convey information in a manner that is easily understood by diverse clients in any clinical situation in which mental health services are provided, far exceeds the available number of bilingual, bi-cultural mental health professionals. Properly trained Interpreters can fill a critical role in improving the quality of care to clients whose first language is not English, ensuring accurate and complete communication to minimize risk and maximize appropriate care.

The MHiT was developed by the National Latino Behavioral Health Association (NLBHA) and National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association (NAAPIMHA) in collaboration with the California Department of Mental Health and Texas Department of State Health Services.