January 25, 2021 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Online Webinar

Pro Bono Counseling Project

2021 Professional Continuing Education Online Workshop

Working With the Limited English Proficient Population

Monday, January 25, 2021, from 1:00 – 5:00 PM AND Tuesday, January 26, 2021, from 1:00 – 5:00 PM

Two-Day Online Workshop – 7 CE Credits*

Fee: $99/person

FREE for Active PBCP Volunteer Clinicians

Featured Presenters: Carol G. Velandia, P. LMSW, MBA, PMP, CHI; and Claudia I. Salazar, PsyD

Course Description: This training offers the legal framework that justifies adequate language access; practical tools to work with interpreters, and a broader understanding of the impact of language barriers in the mental health setting.

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.

• Analyze the relationship between Language Access, reduction of health disparities, and good outcomes.

• Assess and compare existing legislation Language Access regulation Identify key elements that make interpreting in mental health settings unique.

• Identify 3 key elements that make interpretation in mental health settings unique.

• Compare pros and cons between the two main approaches to interpreting in mental health settings.

• Assess and prepare for potential impact of use of interpreters in the clinical encounter.

• Identify key factors that contribute to building a collaborative relationship with interpreters.

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.

*Participants must attend workshop on both days – PARTIAL CEU CREDIT WILL NOT BE AWARDED.

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 (pending) certify that this program meets the criteria for seven credit hours of continuing education for social workers, professional counselors, and therapists licensed in Maryland.

CE credit is granted to participants with documented attendance at individual workshops and completed evaluation forms for those sessions. 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.