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NCIHC AMM Language Access Café Summary: LGBTQ-Affirming Interpretation Services

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I had both the pleasure and privilege to facilitate a session of the Language Access Café at the 2021 Annual Membership Meeting of the National Council on Interpreting in Healthcare. This year’s theme was Trauma, Language, and Social Justice, and I was asked if I could lead a discussion on interpreting for the LGBTQ community. It felt so appropriate and timely to center this discussion...

Why Interpreters Need More Mental Health Training

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: medical interpretation and mental health interpreting are not the same. Unfortunately, mental health interpretation is often lumped in with medical interpretation, and interpreters trained in medical interpretation are usually the ones who are dispatched to interpret for mental health encounters. While medical interpretation and mental health...

March Madness: presentations and many big things to come!

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March is gearing up to be a huge month for me! I will be giving a presentation to Spanish-speaking community members entitled "Know Your Rights: Language Assistance in the Medical Field" (translated from Spanish title). Furthermore, I'll be giving a lecture, "Medical Interpretation in Richmond and Special Considerations for the LGBTQ Community" (translated from Spanish title; presentation in...

Medical and Mental Health Interpreting: Two Distinct Disciplines

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Mental health interpretation is not usually considered a specialty apart, but rather incorporated into medical interpreting as a whole. I believe that this isn’t a wise way to go about providing mental health interpreting services to patients, as many medical interpreters starting out are often blindsided by mental health interpreting assignments with little to no preparation. Most 40-hour...

KGH Interpretation Spanish-English Medical & Mental Health Interpretation

Kelly (Grzech) Henriquez

I am a Certified Medical/Healthcare Interpreter (CMI-Spanish, CHI-Spanish) and a medical interpreter trainer. I work as an independent contractor in the greater Richmond, Virginia area as a Spanish-English medical interpreter. Click here to read more about me.

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