Traumatized refugees, their therapists, and their interpreters: Three perspectives on psychological treatment

Mirdal, G. M., Ryding, E. and Essendrop Sondej, M. (2012), Traumatized refugees, their therapists, and their interpreters: Three perspectives on psychological treatment. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theo, Res, Pra, 85: 436–455. doi: 10.1111/j.2044-8341.2011.02036.x

The Critical Link: Interpreters in the Community

Papers from the 1st international conference on interpreting in legal, health and social service settings, Geneva Park, Canada, 1–4 June 1995
Edited by Silvana E. Carr, Roda P. Roberts, Aideen Dufour and Dini Steyn
Vancouver Community Col. / Univ. of Ottawa / Ministry of Attorney-General, Ontario / Open Learning Agency, Br. Columbia
What is community interpreting? What are the roles of the community interpreter? What are the standards, evaluation methods and accreditation procedures pertaining to community interpreting? What training is available or required in this field?

Social work with trauma survivors: collaboration with interpreters

By Berthold SM, Fischman Y. In Soc Work. 2014 Apr;59(2):103-10.

Scant attention has been given to the emotional plight, lack of training, and stressful working conditions of interpreters serving survivors of severe human-perpetrated trauma from different parts of the world. This article addresses the critical need for effective collaboration between social workers and interpreters when the provider and survivor do not speak the same language.

Eh Taw Dwe

Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, Karen Organization of Minnesota

Eh Taw Dwe has played an integral role in the development of the Karen Organization of Minnesota. Eh Taw came to the United States in 2004 as a political refugee. Shortly after arriving in Minnesota, Eh Taw was hired by the St. Paul Ramsey County Department of Health, where he is currently employed. Eh Taw has been a tireless advocate for the Karen people in Minnesota. He has been asked to speak before numerous government, civic, and business associations regarding the Karen people.

Like a Refugee Camp on First Avenue

Published by the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture in 2007, this book addresses contextual issues as well as treatment and service provision issues. Notable chapters include Multicultural Issues in the Treatment of Survivors of Torture and Refugee Trauma: Toward an Interactive Model, Medical Evaluation and Care for Survivors of Torture and Refugee Trauma, Social Service Provision, Supportive Group Treatment with Survivors of Torture and Refugee Trauma, and Secondary Trauma, Compassion Fatigue, and Burnout: Risk Factors, Resilience, and Coping in Caregivers.

Edited by Hawthorne E.


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