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1109, 2019

CCBC | Self-Care for Interpreters (Online Course)

Self-Care for Interpreters (Online) October 16, 2019-December 8, 2019 Prepares individuals with knowledge and resources to engage in appropriate self-care as professional interpreters. Students learn the importance of maintaining both psychological and physiological health, the warning signs of trauma, self-advocacy while on assignment and how to engage in healthy practices. **This course is [...]

1109, 2019

MACDHH Room Naming Ceremony. You’re Invited!

MACDHH Room Naming Ceremony September 13, 2019 | 12-2 PM | Light Refreshments 100 Community Pl. Crownsville, MD MACDHH Meeting & Town Hall to Follow   Hello, Director Kelby Brick personally extends this invitation for you to attend our room naming ceremony on Friday, September 13 at 12pm. We are honoring Dr. Gertrude [...]

1109, 2019

Intro to Psychopharmacology for ASL Interpreters. Registration now open!

Intro to Psychopharmacology for ASL Interpreters This module, designed with Daniel Lundberg, will focus on the three pillars of psychopharmacology: symptoms, medications, and side effects, as well as how each may impact our work as interpreters. Psychiatric medications can come up in a variety of settings, including annual medical appointments, psychiatric medication check [...]

2408, 2019

August General Body Meeting (Live Stream)

August General Body Meeting Live Stream This video is a recording of the NAOBI-DC General Body Meeting that took place August 23, 2019, at Gallaudet University. There may be instances of slow playback from time to time due to the strength of the internet connection. The audio [...]

2008, 2019

Full-time Faculty | ASL Specialist III | Eastern Kentucky University

Open Full-time Faculty Position – ASL Specialist III ASL & Interpreter Education Department Eastern Kentucky University Please share with interested applicants! The ASL and Interpreter Education Department at Eastern Kentucky University's mission is to increase the understanding, respect, and equality of Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and Hard of Hearing people and their diverse [...]

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