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Course # 91282 • Using Interpreters in Health and Mental Health Settings


Objective:
Discuss best practices for building a positive and collaborative relationship between interpreters and practitioners.

15. When using an interpreter, seating arrangements should be taken into account because
A) it conveys power relationships, it can affect eye contact, and it influences the model of interpreting an organization uses.
B) it communicates which party is the center of focus, it conveys power relationships, and it affects how rapport is developed.
C) it affects vicarious traumatization, it communicates which party is the center of focus, and it can impede maintaining eye contact.
D) None of the above, as seating arrangements do not affect the clinical encounter.