Healing After Vicarious Trauma for Interpreters (Online live via Zoom) 3 CEUs by DSHS (#746), AOC, CCHI, ATA. 0.3 by IMIA/NBCMI. $49/Members

  • 03/30/2024
  • 08:00 - 11:15
  • Online via Zoom
  • 1


NOTIS’s Community Interpreter Division (CID) presents: 

What Happened to You?

Healing After Vicarious Trauma
Presented by Marisa Rueda, Will, CHI

Course Description
Vicarious trauma is a hazard of the job for healthcare workers and community service providers. Medical interpreters are not immune to this risk. However, unlike other healthcare and community service providers, interpreters often do not have a built-in support network they can turn to when they are suffering the effects of work-induced vicarious trauma.

Throughout this three-hour workshop, interpreters will learn how vicarious trauma may have affected them. They will also learn how to recognize their default physical and emotional responses to trauma. By recognizing their default trauma responses, interpreters can begin to understand how their bodies and minds are affected by traumatic events.

Furthermore, interpreters will learn how vicarious trauma can lead to positive and productive growth in the future. Interpreters will be able to understand which behaviors and actions are more likely to lead to healing and resilience. Likewise, they will be able to identify which coping behaviors are more likely to lead to addictive and harmful patterns in the long term.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify common initial and delayed responses to trauma and vicarious trauma.
  2. Recognize symptoms associated with vicarious trauma.
  3. Distinguish between healthy and unhealthy coping strategies.
  4. Understand which behaviors and thoughts are more likely to lead to post-traumatic growth.
  5. Share traumatic experiences with interpreting colleagues in a safe space.


Each learner will receive the following:

  • Copy of the PowerPoint presentation
  • Link to Post-Traumatic Growth Video
  • Link to Post-Traumatic Growth After Vicarious Trauma Video

Saturday, March 30, 2024, 8:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. PST. 
Check-in at 7:50 a.m. Class from 8:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. PST.

This workshop will be recorded.

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 

$49 NOTIS members, $79 non-members (click to JOIN NOTIS)

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

Register by March 29, 2024. After registering, you will receive an email confirmation; if you do not receive a confirmation, your registration did not go through. 

CE credits  

   Credits Requested  Approval Status 
Washington State DSHS  3 general

 Approved (Approval number:746)

Washington State AOC  3 general  Approved
ATA  3   Approved (Category A)
CCHI  3 instructional (CEAP ID #10372)  Approved
IMIA/NBCMI  0.3 (Registry ID 24-1023)  Approved

NOTE: NOTIS will not be responsible for refunds in the event of unapproved continuing credits by the entities listed above.

Who is teaching?

Marisa Rueda Will graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Luther College in 2006. She has been a medical interpreter at a major U.S. medical center for over 15 years. She became a Certified Healthcare Interpreter-Spanish in 2012 and a Licensed Interpreter Trainer through Cross Cultural Communications in 2017. In 2020, she became a Simulation Center Instructor. She is also a member of the NCIHC Webinars Work Group. In 2022, she was invited to present at the CHIA and ATA Conferences. Marisa specializes in education through storytelling. She has a special interest in providing education about interpreting for OB, mental health, and end of life encounters.  

Certificates of Attendance will be awarded to all who arrive on time and stay for the entire workshop. 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.

No refunds can be given after March 25th. A $15 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before the date. Contact NOTIS 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.

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


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