Instructor-Led Seminar for Interpreters in Redlands

14 CIMCE Credits





Friday:  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm and Saturday: 10:30 – 12:30 pm


The purpose of this INSTRUCTOR-LED LIVE course is to provide awareness training about the particularities of interpreting for children by helping interpreters understand the importance of addressing language barriers. An interpreter working with children must effectively communicate information according to the language level of the child. There are many aspects to the interpreter’s job that require more than simply conveying what words and grammar say.


"At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to ..."

1. Identify and categorize the steps in children’s development.

2. Define the aspects of the adult’s role in children’s life.

3. Analyze and develop potential interventions as an interpreter.

4. Identify difficulties in the interpreting field to help children in a hearing session or in a medical examination.



Chapter 1:            Children development

Chapter 2:            Speaking with children - Understanding what children say

Chapter 3:            Adult’s role and responsibilities

Chapter 4:            Reasons for going to the court - Explanation to children

Chapter 5:            Testifying - Direct examination - Cross examination

Chapter 6:            Hearing and anxiety interpreter‘s scope of work



Format: Instructor-Led – 4 HOURS: 4 CIMCE Credits

Instructor:    Carina Licovich Ph.D.


Saturday: 1:00 pm  – 5:00 pm





Format: Instructor-Led – 4 HOURS: 4 CIMCE Credits

Instructor:    Carina Licovich Ph.D.

Sunday: 10:30 am to 4:30 pm



The purpose of this course is to expose the participants to the difficulties of communicational processes with individuals who have mental illness who can present significant challenges to the interpreter. individuals with mental illness may exhibit symptoms such as using phonetically or grammatically unstructured speech and experiencing hallucinations and delusion being disorganized in their thought and their communicational processes. because interpreters serve as active participants in the court environment with various responsibilities, questions arise regarding the factors that contribute to their decision-making while interpreting in this setting. this class takes a look at such obstacles and analyze potential interventions from different perspectives that may be applied to the resolution of conflicts arising from the interpreting work.


 "At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to ..."

1. Identify challenges of interpreting in mental health settings.

2. Apply correct terminology to describe symptomatology in different mental illness.

3. Recognize language pathologies as a result of mental illness.



Chapter 1            Definition of mental health

                            Definition of psychopathology

                            Classification of psychopathology

Chapter 2            Types of mental health professionals

                            Scope of work

Chapter 3 & 4     The DSM V- Psychiatric Diagnosis

Chapter 5            Perceptions of interpreting

Chapter 6            Challenges of interpreting clients with mental illness

                           Communication barriers

Chapter 7            How to keep yourself safe while interpreting in mental health situations

Chapter 8            Case studies


Format: Instructor-Led – 6 HOURS: 6 CIMCE Credits

Instructor:    Carina Licovich Ph.D.




SAVE $40.00 when you register for the full seminar

Full Seminar:    (14 credits)   $300.00

Interpreting Adults with Mental Illness                                  (6 credits)    $150.00

Interpreting for Children                                                       (4 credits)    $95.00

Interpreting People with Developmental Disabilities              (4 credits)    $95.00


Approved by The Judicial Council of California, The Supreme Court of Nevada, The Supreme Court of the Florida State Language Access Program and The Administrative Office of the Courts of Washington State.




Carina Licovich MS, Ph.D.

As Chief Child Development Officer, Carina Licovich maintains the integration of a child development focus across the agency and oversees all of WCC’s early education programming, including contracts with the California Department of Education and a federal Early Head Start program. Formerly WCC’s Early Education Development Director, Carina provides supervision and support to ensure quality control for children and their families who receive services at our early education center, in our network of licensed family childcare homes, and in individual family homes. She continues to deepen the culture of professional development within our early education programs thanks to her extensive child development and psychology training.

She specialized in at-risk patient supervision in pediatric units in several hospitals and private practices and taught classes in psychology, psychoanalysis, human resources, and child development and theory at Pacific Oaks College in California; El Salvador University and Kennedy University in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

She holds a PhD in clinical psychology from El Salvador University and a master’s in clinical psychology from Kennedy University.

Refund Policy:  Refunds are issued only if notice of cancellation is received seven days prior to the applicable workshop date.  A cancellation fee of $10.00 is charged for all cancellations.