Mindful Wellness for Translators and Interpreters (online live via Zoom) 2 CEUs by DSHS (#664), AOC, ATA, CCHI, 0.2 by IMIA/NBCMI, $40/Members

  • 08/10/2023
  • 18:00 - 20:00
  • Online via Zoom
  • 0


NOTIS’ Community Interpreters Division presents

WEBSHOP: Mindful Wellness for Translators and Interpreters 

Presented by Svetlana Ruth

What is it about? Emotional exhaustion, compassion fatigue, stress, vicarious trauma alter our abilities and livelihood. Both translators and interpreters experience challenges in their professional encounters. In this interactive presentation we will discuss "the good, the bad, and the ugly”, as well as self care techniques and opportunities for immediate support and long term options.

The 2-hour interactive workshop will begin with a review of what vicarious trauma is and how it affects our ability to perform professional duties. A guided discussion will take place of what factors influence our well being and how we respond to stress. Participants will identify strategies for self-protection from occupational hazards and create an action plan. Participants will then learn several techniques on preventing trauma, dealing with trauma during an encounter, and recovering from trauma after the encounter. Discussion and practice will be offered in small groups after a 5-minute break. Participants will adopt the strategies and techniques that are beneficial to them and incorporate those into their personal care plan.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the training, participants will be able to:

•   Identify stressors in their professional field

   Apply effective strategies to prevent burn out

•   Implement appropriate techniques to recover from trauma and stress.

What is a Webshop? A webshop is just like an interactive onsite class, but held online through Zoom. During a webshop, you can ask questions and engage in discussion. You may be divided into “break-out” rooms where you’ll be working with other participants on exercises or on practicing a skill. There may be quizzes and polls. So, while there may be some PowerPoint and lecture, this is not like your typical webinar. Your full attention and participation is expected; that’s what makes it fun!

When? August 10th, 2023, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., PST

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. Skype Name: live:notisnet

Cost? $40 NOTIS members, $70 Non-members (Click to Join NOTIS)

Registration?Via the web (before midnight on August 5th). After registering, you will receive an email confirmation; if you do not receive a confirmation, your registration did not go through. Space is limited to the first 30 registrants. This workshop may be recorded and shared with those who registered.

CE credits? Credit status will be updated upon approval.

   Credits Requested  Approval Status 
 Washington State DSHS  2 general

 Approved (#664)

 Washington State AOC  2 general  Approved
 ATA  2 general  Approved
 CCHI  2 instructional (ID: 09859)  Approved
 IMIA/NBCMI  0.2 (Education Registry ID: 22-1092)  Approved

Who is teaching?Svetlana Ruth is a Russian Interpreter, Certified by the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (NBCMI) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). She is working in Portland, Oregon. A linguist by profession with 25 years of interpreting experience in different fields, she is passionate about advocating and promoting career development for interpreters, and she has offered numerous workshops, seminars, and webinars. Svetlana is a Licensed Interpreters’ Trainer and the owner of Svetlana’s Training, LLC since 2017. She received an Interpreter of the Year Award from the Oregon Health Care Interpreting Association, (OHCIA) at their annual conference in 2017. She is an active member of ATA, OSTI, and NOTIS. You can contact her at sruth@svetlanatraining.com.

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 August 5th. A $10 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before the date. Contact the NOTIS office manager for cancellation. Credit for a missed workshop cannot be transferred to another workshop. 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.

Registration will be automatically canceled if payment is not received within 15 minutes. Mail-in registration is not available.

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

    Questions? Email to office manager

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