Good Practice in Working with Interpreters in Psychological Therapy - Refugee Council

Good Practice in Working with Interpreters in Psychological Therapy

Next scheduled training 16th April.  Visit our Eventbrite page to book tickets.

Contact the Training team to discuss in-house delivery at your organisation.  E:training@refugeecouncil.org.uk  T: 020 7346 1044.

Course Suitability

Therapists with some experience in working with interpreters.

Course Overview

Once asylum seekers and refugees have overcome the myriad obstacles to accessing services, the role of the interpreter, and how you as a professional hold that relationship are vital to the experience of your clients, particularly in psychological therapy.

Aim and objectives:

  • Explore good practice in working with interpreters in psychological therapy
  • Gain an enhanced understanding of the role of the interpreter
  • Explore the impact of therapeutic narratives on the interpreter and the importance of briefing and debriefing
  • Examine common challenges that can occur in the triad and explore ways of managing these as they arise in therapy
  • Explore shifting power dynamics in the triad and understand ways of managing these
  • Ending the three way relationship

Delivered by Jude Boyles and Natalie Talbot, authors of Working with Interpreters in Psychological Therapy: the Right to be Understood, Routledge Focus, 2017.

Working with Interpreters in Psychological Therapy: The Right To Be Understood