The role of interpreters in psychotherapy with refugees: an exploratory study.

  title={The role of interpreters in psychotherapy with refugees: an exploratory study.},
  author={Kenneth E. Miller and Zoe L Martell and Linda Pazdirek and Melissa Caruth and Diana L{\'o}pez},
  journal={The American journal of orthopsychiatry},
  volume={75 1},
Findings are presented from a narrative study that examined the use of interpreters in psychotherapy with refugees. Fifteen therapists and 15 interpreters were interviewed at 14 refugee mental health treatment centers in the United States. Core findings concerned the impact of interpreters on the therapeutic alliance, the complex emotional reactions that may arise within the therapy triad, the effects of interpreting on interpreters' own well-being, the multiple roles that interpreters play in… CONTINUE READING

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