If you know someone who interprets for survivors of torture, war trauma or sexual violence, please pass on this message!
Monday, May 20 is the deadline for application for Healing Voices: Interpreting for Survivors of Torture, War Trauma and Sexual Violence, held at City College of San Francisco on June 3-7, 2013.
The weeklong session will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. except Friday, June 7 (when the program ends at 12:30 p.m.)
The Healing Voices curriculum and 300 page training manual was created entirely by volunteers across the U.S. The distinguished authors include national specialists in interpreting, torture treatment and mental health. The five-day intensive program focuses on interpreting for survivors of the most intense trauma.
Major topic areas addressed include:
• Torture and war trauma
• Mental health interpreting
• Secondary trauma for interpreters
• Medical, mental health and legal interpreting ethics
• Intervention and mediation skills
• Cultural mediation
• Legal interpreting for survivors
• Sexual assault and domestic violence
This training program is offered through THE VOICE OF LOVE, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that supports interpreting for survivors of torture, war trauma and sexual violence.
The roster of pro bono trainers includes:
•Karen Hanscom, PhD (clinical psychologist working with torture survivors)
•Megan Berthold, PhD, LCSW (clinical social worker/researcher working with torture survivors)
•Marjory Bancroft, MA (co-author of the only national program for community interpreters and of many interpreting and cultural competence curricula)
•Liliya Robinson, MA (Russian legal, medical and military/conflict zone interpreter)
•Arelys Chevalier, MSW (therapist, social worker, Spanish medical, mental health and legal interpreter and trainer of
of interpreters) •Nora Goodfriend-Koven, MPH (developer/professor of highly regarded healthcare interpreting programs at City College of San Francisco) Participants are required to have had prior interpreter training of at least 40 hours.
A limited number of half-price and full-price scholarships are available. Priority will go
to candidates who speak Languages of Limited Diffusion and/or work for torture treatment centers or in refugee resettlement. For a flier about Healing Voices, click:
For the registration form, click: