Event Category: Workshop

Approaching work with interpreters in mental health settings

About the Workshop

This workshop is designed for all practitioners working with interpreters, or new to working with interpreters in mental health settings. The workshop will support the exploration of challenges and realities in the interpreting environment, and strategies for adapting practice with interpreters in a variety of mental health settings.

Participants will also receive hard copies of resources developed in the project Approaching work with interpreters in mental health settings (VTMH, 2019), including a Practice Tips Poster, for their workplace.

The workshop will explore

This workshop will build on concepts explored in the Foundations of culturally responsive practice workshop, and participation in this workshop is strongly encouraged prior to attending.

  • Explore strategies to apply prior to, during, and after an interpreted session
  • Consider key culturally responsive practices and principles, including cultural safety and cultural humility, in the context of working with interpreters
  • Discuss challenges and realities in the interpreting environment, and strategies for adapting practice with interpreters in a variety of mental health settings

Participants will complete a recently revised Working with interpreters online learning module prior to attending the workshop. Details of how to access this will be provided on registration. The online module will give an overview of general considerations for working with interpreters in mental health settings which the workshop will build upon and explore in practice.

Eligibility

Suitable for practitioners working in publicly funded mental health programs across Victoria, including staff in clinical (Area Mental Health Services) and community mental health services, as well as people working within mental health programs in community health and welfare services.

Registrations essential — see booking link below.

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Foundations of culturally responsive practice

About the Workshop

This foundation workshop provides practitioners with a broad overview of key principles that inform culturally responsive mental health practice, and the role of culture in mental health service delivery. Participants will be encouraged to reflect on their own cultural values, beliefs and models in delivering recovery focused interventions, and explore the relationship between policy, human rights legislation, and the manner in which we provide respectful person-centred care.

The workshop will explore

  • Practical skills for delivering diversity responsive mental health interventions, including working with interpreters, approaches to assessment and recovery, community engagement and service development.
  • Concepts including:  Social determinants of health, cultural humility, cultural safety, diversity and intersectionality.
  • Key government policies and human rights legislation in relation to culturally responsive practice.
  • The importance of reflective practice in creating culturally safe spaces.
  • Participants will be provided with some reading material to consider prior to attending the workshop.

Eligibility

Suitable for practitioners working in publicly funded mental health programs across Victoria, including staff in clinical (Area Mental Health Services) and community mental health services, as well as people working within mental health programs in community health and welfare services.

NB: This workshop replaces what was previously known as Cultural responsiveness: Introduction to principles and practices. 

Registrations essential — see booking link below.

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