Intro to Psychopharmacology for ASL Interpreters. Registration now open!

2019-09-11T11:59:15-04:00Course, News, Professional Development|

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, [...]

Free Professional Development: CALI’s “Unfolding Scenarios”

2019-08-12T17:12:13-04:00News, Professional Development|

CALI's "Unfolding Scenarios"  Free Professional Development Modules Unfolding Scenarios consists of 12 interpreting scenarios, each including five to seven decision points where the interpreter must decide how to proceed. In addition, four of the scenarios include video footage presenting sample interpreter responses and reflections. These videos are designed to help [...]

Workshop: Gender Bias in Interpreting with Colleen Jones – 0.3 CEUs

2019-06-25T16:50:12-04:00, |

This workshop focuses on the experiences of female interpreters, the bias and discrimination we encounter while on the job, and the impacts on ourselves, our work, and our consumers. We will explore current scholarship on the topic of gender bias and interpreting and participate in discussions of oppression, feminist theory, and Dean and Pollard's demand-control schema.

Workshop: Consumer Orientation with Colleen Jones – 0.3 CEUs

2019-06-25T16:50:26-04:00, |

Have you ever worked with a consumer who was confused and distracted by the interpreting process? This workshop explores the concept of consumer orientation and how it can be utilized to support consumers' understanding of the interpreted interaction. We will discuss research, the evolution of interpreter ethics, and how a lack of consumer orientation can have a negative impact on consumers, interpreters, and the message. 

Interpreter Training: “Breaking Silence: Interpreting for Victim Services”

2019-02-03T12:00:32-04:00, |

Breaking Silence is a 4-day, 32-hour training during which interpreters gain the skills necessary to work directly with crime victims. Applicants who successfully complete the training will be given the opportunity to sign a contract to begin accepting paid assignments as independent contractors for Ayuda’s Victim Services Interpreter Bank.

Working with Transgender and Non-Binary Deaf Clients

2019-05-02T19:28:06-04:00, |

Working with Transgender and Non-Binary Deaf Clients. This workshop will provide interpreters knowledge about how to interpret for clients that are transgender and/or non-binary. Interpreters often sign incorrectly which can lead to offending the transgender client. Blake will show the correct signs, phrases and what the appropriate approaches are to work successfully with transgender and non-binary clients in an interpreted setting in order for interpreters to be more inclusive of all gender identities.