Mental Health Interpretation: Program Structures and Funding Challenges

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Tuesday, July 7th to Wednesday, September 30th

Please join us in an online, open forum on telehealth. NCB is providing an opportunity for clinicians to ask each other questions, share observations and adapted telehealth protocols for the SoT population via an online forum and technical exchange. This conversation will be a forum for peer-led informational exchange. NCB staff will assist in facilitating and monitoring the conversation.

Directions: Please watch Eugene Augusterfer’s presentation and interview Telemedicine in Mental Health first. Then feel free to join us in this open forum. All are welcome to join this forum, whether you have an account on Healtorture.org or not. For more information on using the forum, please read the directions on the first post. Please keep your comments respectful, relevant, factual, and do not share identifying information about clients per client privacy and HIPAA regulations. This forum will be open from July 6, 2020 through September 30, 2020.

This Information Guide examines the following topics:

  • interpretation funding challenges
  • examples of where and how programs can source interpreters
  • the importance of training interpreters for mental health appointments
  • practical implementation ideas for your own programming


With this Information Guide, you will be able to:

  • Explore helpful ways to increase your program's interpretation pool by reviewing our chart of pros and cons of different interpreters and community outreach engagement activities 
  • Outline your own interpreter training curriculum with a few guidelines to lead you along the way, including essential core concepts, training infrastructure considerations, and common challenges
  • Gauge how the size and ingenuity of your program can affect interpretation funding and structure.

See also: the NPCT webinar of the same name.

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