Interpreting in Workers' Compensation Medical Appointments

  • 17 Jun 2017
  • 8:30 AM - 1:15 PM
  • 2901 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95816


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Interpreting in Workers' Compensation Medical Appointments

Presenter: Johanna Parker

Saturday, June 17 , 2017

2901 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95816

Continuing Education credits:
CCHI:  4 CE Hours
ATA: 4 CE Points
CIMCE #L4233: 4 CE Hours

8:30 am – sign-in & refreshments
9:00 am – 1:15 pm - Training (includes 15-minute break)

Registration: Thru 6/13/17 After 6/13/17

CHIA-Member $80.00 $100.00
Non-Member $100.00 $120.00

Pre-registration online is required.

Contact Info: Claudia Ribota Lindgren

Meeting room # will be provided automatically after online registration is complete.

Limited Street Parking. Facility parking structure on the second floor. Tickets can be validated in the lobby of meeting room for $3.00 for day. Without validation, $15.00.

About the topic: In this interactive workshop, we will examine the challenges that come up for interpreters in Workers’ Compensation medical appointments, including specialized acronyms and terminology; conflicting cultural concepts of pain; and sight translation of detailed questionnaires. We will also look at how the goal of communication in the medical-legal arena differs from other healthcare and legal settings, and how this impacts the role of the interpreting Workers' Compensation appointments. Attendees will participate in practical skill-building exercises including brainstorming terminology, sight translation, and script development to help interpreters handle any situation that may arise.

About the presenter: Johanna Parker is a Federally Certified Court Interpreter, California Certified Court Interpreter, CCHI Certified Healthcare Interpreter™,  and NBCMI Certified Medical Interpreter; and has an M.A. in Translation and Interpretation (Spanish <>English) from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. She is Lead Interpreter for Education and Training at Stanford Health Care, a freelance conference interpreter and translator, and a seminar interpreter for the U.S. Department of State. Johanna trains healthcare and court interpreters around the country and teaches medical interpreting at MIIS.  She received the California Healthcare Interpreting Association's Trainer of the Year award in 2015.

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