Working with Interpreters in Mental Health

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Rachel Tribe, Hitesh Raval
Brunner-Routledge, 2003 - Psychology - 270 pages
Why are interpreters an important part of modern healthcare provision?
In today's society, there is an increasing need for mental health professionals to work with interpreters, yet coverage of this subject in the existing literature is scarce. Working with Interpreters in Mental Health gives an insight into the issues and problems of professionals working with interpreters in the mental health field.
Informed by theoretical, research and practice considerations, Working with Interpreters in Mental Health helps practitioners to develop better ways of helping service users who need an interpreter. Combining contributions from a number of different disciplines, this book discusses:
* interpreters in medical consultations
* issues of language provision in health care services
* the application of theoretical frameworks to the work with interpreters
* the work of interpreters in a variety of practical settings.
Whilst the focus the placed within a mental health context, many of the issues raised apply equally to other context where interpreters are needed. This book will be invaluable for practitioners of psychology, psychiatry, social work and other health professionals.

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About the author (2003)

Rachel Tribe is senior lecturer in Psychology at the University of East London. She has many years' experience of working with clients from different cultural and racial backgrounds in mental health settings, and has a particular interest in the area of the refugee context of mental health.

Hitesh Raval is a clinical psychologist and systemic family psychotherapist, currently working as a clinical research director at Salomons in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. He has been substantially involved in the training of clinical psychologists and systemic family psychotherapists.

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