This section contains interviews with Public Service Interpreters who work in Mental Health, Healthcare, Courts, and other sectors.
PSI in Mental Health and Healthcare Interviews
The first interview is with Kirsty Heimerl – Moggan who is a public service interpreter and interpreter trainer. Kirsty talks about the challenges of the profession, especially in mental health care, and explains why it is necessary to be properly trained to work in this area. The interview is in English and in German.
The second interview is with Summer Mouallem who is also a public service interpreter and interpreter trainer specialising in Healthcare. She is sharing her experience in English and Arabic about her own career path, the Healthcare context where interpreters have to work, and the importance of remaining impartial in often life-changing situations.
PSI Interpreting – Barbara Everett Interview
In this interview Barbara Everett offers valuable advice on various challenges of the PSI profession. She talks about impartiality but also empathy, pragmatic approach to each assignment and the necessity to clarify the information if it is not clear; she talks about the emotional strain and how to cope with it. She also emphasises the rewarding side of this challenging profession.