March 9, 2022 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Online continuing education workshop

2022 Professional Continuing Education Online Webinar

How to Work Effectively with Interpreters

Wednesday, March 9, 2022, from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Online Workshop – Two (2) CE Credits

Fee: $39/person

FREE for Active PBCP Volunteer Clinicians

Featured Presenter: Carol G. Velandia P., CHI, PMP, MBA, LMSW

Course Description: The training is designed to facilitate effective communication between providers and the Limited English Proficient (LEP) population through the use of professional interpreters. The goal is to develop competency and skills for mental health professionals providing services to the LEP population. Facilitator will provide information on the LEP population, the language diversity of the US, the interpreter’s code of ethics, and the aspects of language proficiency needed to assess linguistic competency. The aim is to raise the standards of care for a historically underserved population, and foment inclusion of this underserved population.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this presentation, the participant will:

– Identify the needs of the Limited English Proficiency population in the United States when accessing mental health services;

2- Identify 3 key elements that make interpretation in mental health settings unique;

3- Analyze the code of ethics of medical interpreters and identify role boundaries within the encounter;

4- Assess key factors that contribute to building a collaborative relationship with interpreter.

Presenter BioCarol G. Velandia P., CHI, PMP, MBA, LMSW

Carol G. Velandia P. CHI, PMP, MBA, LMSW, is a language access advocate, and the founder and CEO of Equal Access Language Services LLC.

As a social worker, interpreter, academic and entrepreneur, Carol’s vision is to end language-based discrimination, and to improve healthcare, justice, and education outcomes for the Limited English Proficient population. By providing equal access to language services, she aims to ensure equal access to essential public services for all members of the population.

Carol serves as an adjunct faculty member for the Masters Program in Social Work at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. She is the creator of “Language as an Equalizer,” a program aimed to professionals in the human sciences that provide services to the LEP community, and of the award winning video “Saving Lives in Many Languages.”

Carol is a bicultural citizen who adopted an American Family in 2002, she has the fortune of having four parents, two adopted and two biological. She inherited and incorporated the culture from both of her families. She is also an avid flamenco dancer and an absolute fan of Maryland crabs.

Workshop registrants will receive a code prior to the webinar to log on to Zoom and participate in the online session.

IMPORTANT: Attendance will be monitored. Participants must be logged on to the meeting by the workshop start time and participate in the entire event in order to earn CE credit.

The Pro Bono Counseling Project is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Pro Bono Counseling Project maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The Maryland Boards of Social Work Examiners and Professional Counselors and Therapists certify that this program meets the criteria for two (2) credit hours of continuing education for social workers (Category 1), professional counselors, and therapists (Category A) licensed in Maryland.

CE credit is granted to participants with documented attendance at individual workshops. Attendance is monitored. Credit will not be granted to registrants who log on late or depart early from a session. It is the responsibility of registrants to comply with these requirements.