Dr. Lizbeth Mendoza
About the instructor
Dr. Lizbeth Mendoza is originally from Mexico City, where she received her M.D. from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Over the course of 23 years she has participated in different areas of Medicine including research, academics, and bilingual medical services as well as editing and translation of medical content. She is a Spanish Certified Medical Interpreter (CMI), freelance interpreter, and mentor for Medical interpreters. She is a member of the National Council on Interpreting in Healthcare (NCIHC), the International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA), and the Colorado Association of Professional Interpreters (CAPI). She has contributed as vice-chair of the IMIA Colorado Chapter, Member of the Education Committee and the Commission for Medical Interpreters Education of the IMIA. She has been a provider of Continuing Education courses and credits approved by the IMIA and the CCHI. She is now in charge of the Medical Interpreters Continuing Education division of the De La Mora Institute of Interpretation and still Develops and Directs BVCMI. She is an advocate for humanism, professionalism, continuing education and excellence in any healthcare practice, as well as of student-centered learning approaches, patient-centered practices, collaborative learning environments, and the Problem Based Learning methodology at any level of training or education.
Mental illness and offensive behavior often cause the legal and medical fields to overlap. This webinar aims to help prepare interpreters to deliver precise, complete interpretations even in situations involving mentally ill subjects who may use unusual, varied, incoherent, inarticulate, or emotional speech, with the goal of removing language barriers that could lead to injustice or misdiagnosis.
This course has been approved for 2.5 CEUs in the following states:
MO, NC, OR, TN, TX, UT (More TBA)
Students can individually apply for CEUs in the following states by submitting all necessary information: DE, IA, KY, MD, MI, MS, NE