The Medical Interpreter in Behavioral Health

  • 05/04/2019
  • 05/18/2019
  • 2 sessions
  • 05/04/2019, 10:00 16:00 (PDT)
  • 05/18/2019, 10:00 16:00 (PDT)
  • Whatcom Community College

The Medical Interpreter in Behavioral Health

About the Class:

This course provides an introduction to the practical aspects of interpretation in behavioral health settings and for clients who have behavioral health disorders. The course covers the knowledge, strategies, and skills practice specific to behavioral health interpretation. Content includes cultural perspectives on behavioral health, and how stigma and discrimination can affect treatment and quality of care, as well as how to practice self-care as a medical interpreter.

Course requirements: Experience or training in Medical Interpretation, as well as proficiency in English and any second language.

Course Instructor: Linda Golley is an interpreter educator and patient care improvement consultant. She works for Masterword, an international woman-owned language services business and for Swedish Hospital as ADA Program Specialist. She has a MA in Organizational Development and currently is Vice Chair of the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters.  

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For more information, contact Julie Johnson, phone: 360-383-3189 or

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