Interpreter Safety and Self-care

SKU#: 41 Self-care
Special Price $50.00 Regular Price $60.00
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Practical guidance on how interpreters can protect themselves, their health and their well-being in their work.

Course length:  2 hours  

Course access period: 60 days from purchase date

Once purchased, course access cannot be paused. 

Course completion requirements: Pass one exit test (score of 70% or above).

Certificate: Downloadable certificate available immediately upon passing the exit test.


  • Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI): 2 CCHI CE hours
  • Washington State Department of Social Health Services: 2 DSHS CECs
  • Maryland Court Interpreter Program: 2 CE credits
  • Ontario Council on Community Interpreting: 2 OCCI PDUs

Learning objectives:

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • List, describe and assess interpreter risks and occupational hazards in medical and community settings.
  • Develop a self-care plan for interpreters that includes strategies for long-term care and for self-care before, during and after the interpreted session.

 What you will get:

  • Your video instructor: Lorelly Solano, PhD
  • 10 interactive exercises, including a role play in 9 language pairs and a self-care plan to fill out
  • A film related to interpreter stress
  • Clear guidance on the difference between risks, hazards and harm for interpreters in the field
  • Sections from The Community Interpreter®: An International Textbook and The Medical Interpreter: A Foundation Textbook for Medical Interpreting
  • Course completion certificate

 How this lesson will improve your practice:

You will:

  • Be able to name many of the risks and hazards that face interpreters in the field.
  • Know five measures to protect your health and well-being from those risks and hazards.
  • Develop a practical, written plan for self-care.
  • Know how to manage stress and protect yourself from vicarious trauma.
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