Interpreting in OT/PT/Speech and Dealing with Difficult Interpreting Encounters

  • 07/07/2018
  • 08:00 - 16:00
  • Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital Auditorium
  • 42


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 NOTIS Community Interpreters Division presents

Interpreting for OT/PT/Speech and

Dealing with Difficult Interpreting Encounters 

Have you ever noticed that interpreting for therapies has unique challenges? Where do you stand? Should you use simultaneous mode to keep up? What about all that jargon? In our four-hour morning session we will review interpreting for these three therapies, looking at vocabulary specific to these encounters, and practice role play interpreting scenarios.
In the three-hour afternoon session, we will learn new strategies for dealing with difficult encounters. If you have ever asked a colleague, “What would you do in this situation?” and gotten the answer “Well, it depends…” this session is for you! We will consider some things that make interpreting encounters stressful (the environment, working with other people, your own triggers) and explore the tools we have available to deal with each of those demands. There will be ample opportunity for practice – bring your questions and your input!

  Yvonne Simpson is the Medical Interpreter Supervisor at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. She holds a Master of Arts in Spanish (Linguistics) and has significant experience in interpreting, translating, teaching and training. Yvonne is a DSHS Certified Spanish Medical Interpreter and is a Certified Medical Interpreter through the National Board.

  Saturday, July 7, 2018

Check-in at 7:30.
PLEASE ARRIVE AT 7:30 to sign in. Class from 8:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Where?  Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital – Auditorium (basement) Address: 2811 Tieton Dr, Yakima, WA 98902

Cost? $60 NOTIS members, $80 Non-members (Click to Join NOTIS).

Registration? Via the web (before 5:00 p.m. on July 3rd)

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After registering, you will receive an email confirmation; if you do not receive a confirmation, your registration did not go through.

Mail in registration is not available for this workshop.  

Please submit a separate registration for each person registering.

Registration will be limited to the first 100 applicants.

Refunds?  We regret that no refunds can be given after July 3rd. A $10 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before July 3rd.

CE credits?  Seven continuing education credits are approved from the Administrator of the Courts, the Washington State DSHS and CCHI. Seven continuing education credits are being requested for this workshop from the ATA. Certificates of Attendance will be awarded to all who arrive on time and stay for the entire workshop.

Directions?  Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital is located at 2811 Tieton Dr in Yakima.  The training will take place in the Auditorium. The auditorium is located in the basement of the hospital to the right of the West Elevators, directly across the hallway from the out-patient pharmacy.

A map of Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital and directions to the campus can be found at Parking is free on weekends.

Food? In order to offer this unique opportunity at an affordable price, no refreshments will be provided. We encourage you to bring your own water, coffee and snacks. Memorial Café restaurant near the auditorium has a nice variety of hot and cold dishes available during the lunch break.

Anything else? If you require accommodation, please contact the NOTIS Office Manager ( at least 3 weeks in advance if possible.

Questions about class content? Please contact Yvonne Simpson at

Questions about registration? Please contact Naomi Uchida at

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