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Linguistically responsive practices for healthcare workers: Bilingualism and social justice


About the Event


Friday, October 14, 2022




National Union of Healthcare Workers 10:00am-2:30pm

Four (4) Credits/Contact Hours. Free for NUHW members.

This workshop will advocate for justice in language rights through its explorations of bilingualism in the delivery of health services. It identifies standard English as the current language most often used across the conceptualization of health practices, practitioners training and services in the United States. The workshop discusses efforts to respond to the rapidly changing linguistic landscape and the increasingly high demand for appropriate therapy services that respond effectively to linguistically diverse communities.

Instructional Methods: lecture, visual and audio resources, case study review, small group discussion, large group discussion, question and answer.

Instructors: Marcela Polanco, Ph.D., LMFT and Navid Zamani, M.S., LMFT

Target Audience:
Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor
Certified Nursing Assistant
Licensed Vocational Nurse
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Occupational Therapist
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist or Nutrition and Dietetics Technician Registered Nurse
Respiratory Care Practitioner
Speech Pathologist

More About Continuing Education

Earn CE credit by participating in one of NUHW’s live online courses. For credit, make sure you review the target audience to ensure your job classification qualifies for credit. Members are also welcome to take the courses for no credit. Once you’ve selected the course you want to take, follow the registration process. Registered participants will receive an email with a Zoom link to join the live course before the event takes place.

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