CANCELLED: Stress and Interpreting (Online live via Zoom) 1.5 CEUs by DSHS (#591), AOC, OJD, CA CIMCE, CCHI. 1 CEU by ATA $25/Members

  • 03/29/2023
  • 18:00 - 19:30
  • Online
  • 45


NOTIS’ Community Interpreters Division presents

STRESS and interpreting

Presented by Eliana Lobo

This workshop has been cancelled due to the presenter's injury.

What is it about?Attendees will learn how stress negatively impacts performance, and what they can do about it. This training explains how the physiological effects of stress impact and impede language production and conversion, while providing tools and techniques to help manage stress and improve performance.

Training strategies, techniques for self-calming and study plans for interpreters will be shared with the goal of better preparing working interpreters to be better at handling stress in the moment of interpreting.

Content includes techniques to improve and manage memory, breathing exercises to reduce stress and improve message delivery.
Methods for establishing baseline metrics, (how fast is too fast, how long is too long) will be shared.
Exercises for measuring one’s progress, as well as establishing stretch goals for memory and speed will be demonstrated and shared.

Sample scripts for managing flow before the discussion or conversation goes off track will be given. Participants will be encouraged to personalize scripted templates for us in the pre-session and when asking for a repetition or clarification. Skill drills that simulate added stress will be shared. These simulations help prepare interpreters to work while experiencing stress, in that they can learn to develop the additional mechanical skills together with the ability to work through their stress, and ultimately do a better job, while on the job.

When? March 29th 2023, 6 pm to 7:30pm, PST
PLEASE CHECK IN AT 5:50 p.m. to sign in.

Where? Three days in advance, and again the day before the event, you will receive reminder emails with log-on instructions. Email ( or Text/Call 425-247-0684 (voice message only) if you don't receive a reminder.

Cost? $25 NOTIS members, $45 Non-members (Click to Join NOTIS)

Registration?Via the web (before midnight on March 24th) After registering, you will receive an email confirmation; if you do not receive a confirmation, your registration did not go through.

Before you register, make sure that your online setup meets the equipment and connectivity requirements. Please read these important Requirements before proceeding with your registration.

CE credits? 

   Credits Requested  Approval Status 
Washington State DSHS  1.5 Approved (#591)
Washington State AOC  1.5 Approved (General)
ATA  1.0 Approved
CCHI  1.5 Approved
 OJD (Oregon Judicial Department)   1.5  Approved
 CA CIMCE (California Court Interpreter Minimum Continuing Education)  1.5  Pending

Who is teaching? Eliana Lobo is a Certified Medical Interpreter and Trainer of Trainers, with M.A.s from Brown University in Bilingual Education, and Portuguese & Brazilian Studies. Beginning as a Spanish/Portuguese medical interpreter at Rhode Island Hospital, then becoming Trainer & Supervisor for Harborview Medical Center’s Department of Interpreter Services in Seattle, followed by National Director of Interpreter Quality for In Demand, and currently Director of Lobo Language Access in Tacoma Washington, Eliana provides consultation on language access plans, interpreter training curricula, and diversity & inclusion issues. Eliana is a regular speaker at healthcare interpreter conferences, presenter/co- host for NCIHC’s “Home for Trainers” webinar series, Board member and Chair of the Standards & Training Committee at NCIHC, and a former CCHI Commissioner.

Please allow yourself enough time to log on and sign in before the webshop begins. While latecomers are welcome to stay for the educational value of the webshop, DSHS will not provide CE credit if you arrive late, for any reason.

Refunds? No refunds can be given after March 24th. A $10 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before March 24th. Contact the NOTIS office manager for cancellation. Transfer of credits to another workshop is not allowed. No refunds will be given for reasons unrelated to this content, such as an unstable internet connection, issues with third-party applications, not receiving reminders, or problems with system requirements.

Be sure to read System Requirements for Zoom.

    Anything else?If you require accommodation, please contact the NOTIS Office Manager at least 3 weeks in advance if possible.

    Questions about registration? Email to office manager

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