New online course from TerpHealth: "Understanding and Decompressing from Stress and Vicarious Trauma."
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: I have developed an online course for interpreters who work in emotionally triggering environments, such as VRS, Mental Health, Medical, Court, Education, etc. The class is hosted on Interpretek's continuing education page - the link is below. The course is called "Understanding and Decompressing from Stress and Vicarious Trauma." It is the first completed course in a series called "Interpreter Health". I have given a similar 3 hour course in the form of live webinars and on-site workshops, but this course has added material and resources.
At times, every interpreter feels physically and emotionally overwhelmed from the demands of our unique profession. This course will help you get a better understanding of why stress and vicarious trauma affects us and how to manage its effects. Students will explore the dynamics of vicarious trauma that can arise during interpreting and be guided in decompression techniques. Preventive techniques, the first defense for dealing with stress and vicarious trauma, are explored. Proactive approaches to maintaining emotional and mental balance can be utilized by the interpreter for managing the impact of stress. A section of the training specifically addresses different methods helpful for decompressing following an emotionally triggering assignment.
To take the course, you will log into Interpretek's website to view the' video talks, read the assigned articles linked for your convenience, and complete self-checks to monitor your understanding and get the learning objectives.
Subscription length: 3 months
Optional 0.5 CEUs: $10
Interpretek is an approved sponsor for continuing education activities. This program has been approved for 0.5 Professional Studies CEUs.
Interpretek's write-up about me: "As one of the nation's leading authorities on interpreter self-care, Dr. Gross is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and licensed acupuncturist. With decades of experience as a certified sign language interpreter, she actively treats patients and is a regular contributor to RID's VIEWS. She is also the author of Sign Safely, Interpret Intelligently: A Guide to the Prevention and Management of Interpreting-Related Injury and The Art of Personal Alchemy: Transform Your Emotional Lead Into Gold."
Use the code HEALTHY for 20% off through 7/31.
Click here to subscribe: http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=tbsxt7xab.0.0.5uso84bab.0&id=preview&r=3&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.interpretek.com%2Fonlinefocus%2Fstore%2F
NOTE: This course may not be provide for CEUs for those who have the webinar or live version since it has the same name and addresses the same topic. Check with the sponsor or RID.