It’s 7:30 AM, and you’re reviewing your assignments for the day ahead. Still groggy from being on-call last night, you notice that today’s schedule is packed with challenging encounters:
The family discussing end-of-life care for their young son
The doctor who scolded you last week for asking a clarifying question
The grumpy man who always insists you’re not interpreting correctly
Will you be up to the task? How long can you keep this up, after all?
Recognizing the emotional, physical, and mental challenges of this job will bring you longevity in this important career — because once you know which challenges to look for, you can proactively find ways to keep them from causing professional burnout.
Identify factors that adversely impact the interpreter's well-being while actively interpreting
Identify causes of long-term stress that lead to professional burnout
Describe techniques to respond to self-care needs while in an interpreted encounter
Describe self-care strategies and techniques to prevent professional burnout
ATA: 1 point
CCHI: 1 instructional hour
IMIA/NBCMI: 0.1 CEUs
WA DSHS: 1 hour
Live, instructor-led online classroom
Instructor: Erin Rosales