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Guidelines

Working with interpreters online or via the telephone

06 July 2020

This guidance aims to help psychologists working remotely with interpreters and was developed with psychologists and interpreters.

It can be challenging when working with an interpreter using either video conferencing or telephone.

It is important to realise that interpreters may also be adjusting to this new way of working and it may also be unfamiliar to service users.

Interpreters and service users may also be preoccupied with the issues resulting from the wider Covid-19 context.

This guidance should be read in conjunction with the BPS document on Working with interpreters: guidance for psychologists (2017).

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