April 2–May 5, 2018
For interpreters, being able to understand the effects prescription drugs have the on mood, sensation, thinking, and behavior of our clients is critical for a person’s mental well-being. This module was designed with Daniel Lundberg. This module will focus on the three pillars of psychopharmacology; symptoms, medications, and side effects as well as how each may impact our work as interpreters. Psychiatric medications can come up in a variety of settings: annual medical appointments, psychiatric medication check up, nurse visits in educational settings, and more.
This module will cover:
- Major groups of psychiatric medications and their corresponding diagnoses.
- Possible impacts psychiatric medications have on language (receptive and expressive).
- The use of case studies to apply learning to patient medical charts.
- Numerous and readily available resources on diagnosis, medications and additional strategies for effective communication with patients.
Expand your understanding of psychopharmacology with us.
Registration fee: $40
Link to register will be posted here March 12, 2018.