Spanish speaking BHCs
Do any of you have the AUDIT, DAST, and/or GAD-7 screenings translated in
Spanish. If so, could you potentially send those to me?
To piggy back on this, I would love to know if there are other
Spanish-speaking BHCs out there, like myself, who would be interested in
doing the following:
1) Create a shareable database of resources and worksheets in Spanish (I’ve
had to translate serveral worksheets myself)
2) Have a meetup at the Denver conference
3) Discuss how you introduce BHC services in Spanish. I went through
several iterations but finally settled on “consejera de bienestar” with
an additional spiel.
I would love to hear from y’all! Feel free to email me directly, too.
Just to respond to #3 directly, on what translated title/role name to use:
I don't prefer “consejera de bienestar” as that translates to welfare
counselor and I do not feel that accurately captures our role in primary
care. I would encourage one of the following, but prefer the first one:
- proveedor de salud conductual = behavioral health provider
- consultor de salud conductual = behavioral health consultant
- consejero de salud = health counselor
- alguien que aconseja sobre el comportamiento de la salud = someone who
counsels on health behavior
I will add proveedor de salud emocional. Have a great day!
I introduce myself as a “Consultante de Bienestar” and emphasize that I
work on improving wellness (bienestar) and health overall. For some reason
I find that the term “bienestar” is encompassing of what we do. It has
a clear, understandable, and positive connotation. I always include my spiel
and state several medical and mental health conditions that I work with so
patients have an idea that I see all patients. I avoid using “consejera”
or “terapeuta” as that alludes to being a therapist.
I look forward to connecting with Bilingual BHC’s in Denver!
Saludos desde Chicago!
My name is Ingrid Solares. I am a licensed clinical social worker and my
role is behavioral health consultant. I introduce myself as consejera de
Salud. My intro goes like this. “Hola mi nombre es Ingrid, yo so consejera
de salud y soy parte de su equipo de salud aquí en la clínica. Yo trabajo
con su doctor y con los pacientes para ayudar a mejorar diferentes aspectos
de la salud emocional. Por ejemplo como manejar el estrés y estrategias
para dormir mejor y manejar el diabetes mas efectivamente. Su doctor me dijo
que usted está teniendo dificultad para dormir y le está afectando su
energía. Está bien si platicamos un ratito sobre cómo podemos trabajar
juntos para mejorar sus síntomas?”
I have drawn from Neftalí Serranos you tube videos about how to do a short
intro and begin my consultations in a focused way to move the conversation
along in the short time I have with pts.
Ay! A topic so close to my bicultural heart!
There is so much here to launch from... the PCBH SIG has been wondering if
there was enough interest to do a webinar for Spanish speaking BHCs on just
these very issues, and also as a means of creating an atlas or index of
resources. I think we have our answer!
For the record I introduce myself - "Soy la psicologa que consulta con su
equipo de salud aqui en la clinica. Sabemos que su salud fisica tiene mucho
que ver con su salud mental, y aqui en el Centro tratamos enfocar en las
dos cosas....toda la persona . "
I'd like to call myself a health psychologist but that's not my actual
training and background so I go with that more descriptive sentence.
I think this is the start of something great! Please email me email@example.com
if you are interested in contributing to a webinar in December for Spanish
speaking BHCs! We will follow up on getting some space together on CFHA
website for Spanish language resources! I am also hoping we can all find a
time to connect at CFHA in Denver - more to come on that!
AND, I have to throw this in there, I know you all will get the reference:
me siento muy...EXCITED! :)
Good morning! I would also like to add that we should be mindful to include
our indigenous brothers and sisters who do not speak spanish fluently. I
see many pts who speak an array of indigenous dialects. Also a discussion
around the different spanish speaking populations depending on what part of
the US. Here in Oregon we have predominantly patients from Mexico and
Guatemala. I have noticed an increase in Puerto Rican patients as well since
Hurricane Maria. There is so much to learn and share! Looking forward to
rich discussions in the future!
Have a great day everyone!