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Full-Day Seminar: Interpreting For Victims & Sex Offenders – November 10, 2018, Las Vegas

“Yes, I Touched Her Down There”: Interpreting for Victims and Sex Offenders

Álvaro Vergara-Mery

This language-neutral workshop will invite the audience to actively participate in various scenarios that present the difficult task of interpreting for victims of rape and domestic violence and the offenders. These scenarios include examples of adults, children and gender non-conforming individuals and have been crafted from real life encounters in the medical setting and collected from years of experience. Participants will learn to effectively apply various techniques (from specific terminology to emotional reactions to effective interventions to deal with the challenges that languages like Spanish present where words have a gender) to navigate the raw nature of what interpreting in these cases imply and to convey the original meaning maintaining accuracy in order to preserve the clinical/legal importance of the session. Examples will be provided in Spanish, but participants will be encouraged to share examples in their own language combination.

Alvaro Vergara-Mery, Ph.D., CMI is a Certified Medical Interpreter, supervisor, and licensed trainer in the Cultural and Linguistic Services Department at University Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is in charge of interpreter education and training, language proficiency, cultural competence, translation and curriculum design. He has extensive experience as a practicing medical interpreter in a Level I Trauma center that serves a large population of Spanish-speaking patients, and he is nationally recognized for his advanced level workshops for medical interpreters.

Continuing Education Credit Approvals:

- Pending approval for Nevada, Utah, and California CEUs, and ATA CEPs

Office of the Federal Public Defender
411 E. Bonneville Avenue
1 st Floor Conference Room
Las Vegas, NV 89101

Saturday, November 10, 2018: 8am - 4pm

* Before Early-Bird Deadline on October 10, 2018
NITA Members $55 / Non-Members $80
* After Early-Bird Deadline through November 9, 2018
NITA Members $80 / Non-members $110

Become a NITA member and benefit from the early bird discount for NITA members.

All registrations must be done online. There will be no registration on the day of the seminar itself.


Bookings are closed for this event.