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  Tuesday, May 22, 2018  
 Summer 2018 Workshops

AIM Presents: Summer 2018 Workshops
   

All Summer 2018 workshops will be presented in English by Sally Backer, founder of AIM.

All workshops will be held in the All Access Interpreter Training Center
8460 Watson Road, St. Louis, MO 63119.

All Summer 2018 workshops will be presented in English by Sally Backer, founder of AIM.

All workshops will be held in the All Access Interpreter Training Center
8460 Watson Road, St. Louis, MO 63119.

   

Fear Factors, June 9, 2018 from 9:00am to noon.
Cost is $30.

Workshop/Course Description:

This is a workshop for all levels of interpreters. This workshop helps individuals brainstorm and plan for the unknowns that are an integral part of interpreting. This workshop will address “fear factors” that are part of the interpreting event as well as extraneous factors that affect us when we are on the way to the job, after the job and during the job.  It is for anyone who wants to be an interpreter or is an interpreter and wants to learn some more coping strategies for facing the types of challenges that interpreters encounter daily on the job. 

Educational Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • identify common “fear factors” for all interpreters
  • brainstorm and discuss some coping mechanisms to handle those factors
  • feel more confident in knowing their skill level
  • feel more comfortable with the unknowns that are a part of this career choice

Depending on the size of the group, the participants will also role play some difficult scenarios that the presenter has personally encountered on the job. Also each interpreter will be encouraged to discover more about the type of interpreter situations will fit their personal style.

MCDHH is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities.
This PS program is offered for 0.3 CEUs at the Some Content Knowledge Level.

 

 



Fear Factors, June 9, 2018 from 9:00am to noon.
Cost is $30.

Workshop/Course Description:

This is a workshop for all levels of interpreters. This workshop helps individuals brainstorm and plan for the unknowns that are an integral part of interpreting. This workshop will address “fear factors” that are part of the interpreting event as well as extraneous factors that affect us when we are on the way to the job, after the job and during the job.  It is for anyone who wants to be an interpreter or is an interpreter and wants to learn some more coping strategies for facing the types of challenges that interpreters encounter daily on the job. 

Educational Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • identify common “fear factors” for all interpreters
  • brainstorm and discuss some coping mechanisms to handle those factors
  • feel more confident in knowing their skill level
  • feel more comfortable with the unknowns that are a part of this career choice

Depending on the size of the group, the participants will also role play some difficult scenarios that the presenter has personally encountered on the job. Also each interpreter will be encouraged to discover more about the type of interpreter situations will fit their personal style.

MCDHH is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities.
This PS program is offered for 0.3 CEUs at the Some Content Knowledge Level.

 

 


   

Self Talk, June 30, 9:00am - 1:30pm, including 30 minutes of break.
Cost is $30.

Workshop/Course Description:

Self-Talk or the process of how your thoughts influence your life is not a new concept.  However most people don’t know how simple it is to reprogram your self-talk in order to make it work FOR you and not against you.  We start with the premise that your brain is like a giant computer and has been programmed since the day you were born. Then we walk through the process of how self-talk holds us back or moves us forward through patterns of self-talk. We discuss the process of replacing your negative self-talk with positive self-talk.

Educational Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • identify their personal patterns of self-talk
  • discuss the effect of self-talk in their lives
  • Be given a new pattern of self-talk

MCDHH is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities.
This PS
 program is offered for 0.4 CEUs at the Some Content Knowledge Level.


 

   

Vicarious Trauma, July 14th, 9:00am to 2:00pm (break included)
Cost is $30

Workshop/Course Description:

Vicarious trauma is not a new term.  It has been used in the mental health field for years.  It is well known that mental health professionals can suffer burnout, mainly from vicarious trauma.  As interpreters, we are also being recognized as included as a group of people who experience vicarious trauma.  When one experiences or witnesses the oppression of the Deaf person, or interprets a murder trial that is especially gruesome or interprets the illness and death of a Deaf client, it can cause traumatic emotions.  Sometimes, interpreters feel that being neutral means that nothing should affect them since they are not “taking sides”, but trauma doesn’t take sides either.  This workshop explores this sensitive topic and presents ways to first of all, give you permission to feel the trauma and then ways to cope.  We will explore the signs of trauma and the inability to cope as well as way to manage. The importance of being able to manage the trauma effectively will affect an interpreter’s longevity in the field.  This workshop hopes to be thought provoking and informative on the ways in which we, as humans, cope with the tragedy that we will encounter on the job.  We will examine our own experiences of trauma by taking an assessment of our own personal traps. Then we will share in small groups of 2-3 people some of our experiences and coping mechanisms.  Finally, we will discuss building our support system.

Educational Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Define Vicarious Trauma
  • Identify Psychological Impacts of Interpreting
  • Identify Stress-Induced Physical Impacts of Interpreting
  • Discuss of Personal and Professional Relationships effected by VT
  • Develop Coping Strategies Before, During, and After Assignments
  • Know When to Seek Help

MCDHH is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities.
This PS program is offered for 0.4 CEUs at the Some Content Knowledge Level..

 


Vicarious Trauma, July 14th, 9:00am to 2:00pm (break included)
Cost is $30

Workshop/Course Description:

Vicarious trauma is not a new term.  It has been used in the mental health field for years.  It is well known that mental health professionals can suffer burnout, mainly from vicarious trauma.  As interpreters, we are also being recognized as included as a group of people who experience vicarious trauma.  When one experiences or witnesses the oppression of the Deaf person, or interprets a murder trial that is especially gruesome or interprets the illness and death of a Deaf client, it can cause traumatic emotions.  Sometimes, interpreters feel that being neutral means that nothing should affect them since they are not “taking sides”, but trauma doesn’t take sides either.  This workshop explores this sensitive topic and presents ways to first of all, give you permission to feel the trauma and then ways to cope.  We will explore the signs of trauma and the inability to cope as well as way to manage. The importance of being able to manage the trauma effectively will affect an interpreter’s longevity in the field.  This workshop hopes to be thought provoking and informative on the ways in which we, as humans, cope with the tragedy that we will encounter on the job.  We will examine our own experiences of trauma by taking an assessment of our own personal traps. Then we will share in small groups of 2-3 people some of our experiences and coping mechanisms.  Finally, we will discuss building our support system.

Educational Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Define Vicarious Trauma
  • Identify Psychological Impacts of Interpreting
  • Identify Stress-Induced Physical Impacts of Interpreting
  • Discuss of Personal and Professional Relationships effected by VT
  • Develop Coping Strategies Before, During, and After Assignments
  • Know When to Seek Help

MCDHH is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities.
This PS program is offered for 0.4 CEUs at the Some Content Knowledge Level..

 


   

 

MCDHH is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities.

 

MCDHH is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities.

   
   
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