Webinar: Drugs, Alcohol and Fentanyl: Interpreting for Chemical Dependency Patients

Course Description
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States was in the midst of an opioid crisis. The demand to interpret at chemical dependency programs will continue to increase as patients struggle with additional problems such as financial hardship, job loss and difficulties to access care due to the focus on treatment for COVID-19. This presentation will review specific terminology related to addiction, particularly opioid pain medications, illicit drugs such as non-pharmaceutical Fentanyl, and other substances. We will also discuss the special challenges for interpreters in this field: patients’ language filled with drug-related slang, and unique references to the world of addiction. This presentation will provide the tools to successfully interpret in group-treatment therapy and in the ever-evolving world of chemical dependency. Participants will receive glossaries in the following languages: Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian.

About the Presenter
Judit Marin, is a freelance Spanish interpreter, translator, and trainer based in Northern California. She is an ATA-certified (English>Spanish) translator and a California Certified Medical Interpreter. She holds an M.A. in Spanish from U.C. Santa Barbara and a B.A. in Catalan Philology from the University of Barcelona. She currently serves as Vice President and Continuing Education Director for the Northern California Translators Association (NCTA). She received the Interpreter of the Year Award from the California Healthcare Interpreting Association (CHIA), at their annual conference in 2018.

One (1) hour of Ethics included led by NITA board.

This webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Paid participants will receive an email with the ID and password to access the webinar 24 hrs before the event.

ATA CEPs, Utah CEUs, and Nevada CEUs, APPROVED!

California CIMCEs, Pending Approval 

All registration must be done online. No registration on the day of the webinar.

*Early-Bird Deadline: January 23, 2021
NITA Members $70/Non-members $85

*Regular registration through February 5, 2021
NITA Members $85/Non-members $100

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