HSE announces Working with Interpreters training

HSE National Social Inclusion Office are delivering the following FREE training:

  • Working with Interpreters
  • Guidelines for health workers who work with Interpreters


This training aims to share practical tips to support you to deliver your service while working with Interpreters and to build confidence with the process.

When / Where

Wednesday 17th of April 2024 on-line.

Session 1 9.15am to 12.30pm

Session 2 1.30pm to 4pm

Who is this training for?

Session 1 is open to staff in the HSE and Section 38/Section 39 funded services who work to support non English speaking service users who require an Interpreter for example;  G.P.s, Community Workers, Intercultural Health workers, Migrant Health workers, Public Health Nurses, Emergency Medicine Doctors and Nurses, Area Medical Officers, Primary Care, Social Care Workers, Social Workers and Mental Health staff.

Learning aims:

  • Understanding theoretical and cultural aspects of working with Interpreter
  • How to book, deliver and debrief an initial meeting using an Interpreter
  • Troubleshooting common challenges in interpreter work 

Session 2 is open to staff in the HSE and Section 38/Section 39 funded services who carry out assessments and/or therapeutic interventions via an Interpreter as part of their role.

Learning aims:

  • Managing power dynamics and boundaries in therapeutic work with Interpreters
  • Therapeutic work with Interpreters: evidence base, guidelines and troubleshooting
  • Working remotely with Interpreters

How do I register?

There are limited places available, please register at this link: Working with Interpreters training registration.

Closing date for registration is Friday 15th March.

Who is delivering the training?

Millay Vann is a highly experienced trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Social Worker who has worked at Woodfield Trauma Service for 11 years and now manages the service. Woodfield Trauma Service is a specialist psychology service that offers stepped-care treatment for refugees and asylum seekers with PTSD, and is known nationally and internationally for its expertise in working with the complexities of this population. She also offers training nationally to mental health teams and psychology services on working with refugees and asylum seekers, as well as delivering High-intensity IAPT training on PTSD.

Training needs

What would you like to get from the training? Please let the training facilitator know by adding your comments here 

How will the course be delivered?

The training will be delivered on-line.  A link to join the session, will be sent once your place on the training has been confirmed.

Please note the training will be recorded. The recording will be shared in a link after the training and will be available on www.hsesocialinclusion.ie

For queries, please email socialinclusion@hse.ie

Last updated on: 01 / 02 / 2024