"Witness and narrator: Addressing problems of secondary traumatic stress and compassion fatigue in spoken language interpreting".

  • 28 Mar 2015
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • United and Children´s Hospital (Conference Hall) John Nasseff Heart Center, 255 Smith Ave- St. Paul, MN
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Medical or legal, spoken language or sign language; whatever the discipline, interpreters act as both witness and narrator of many aspects of trauma,  which over time can impact mental health and emotional well-being. This workshop will focus on the concept of secondary traumatic stress, what can help and what can put someone at greater risk for experiencing symptoms. How to debrief in confidential ways with friends, family and co-workers will be described and role played. What to do when witnessing unethical behavior by other professionals will be explored, both in how that can create a risk for secondary traumatic stress and what avenues are open to interpreters to make ethical complaints

Presenters: Dr. Emily Becher and Chris Mehus

Dr. Emily Becher is a research associate for the Parents Forever program within the Applied Research and Evaluation unit at the University of Minnesota Extension Center for Family Development. Her research interests include the promotion of healthy couple and family outcomes with a focus on co-parent education, psychological trauma and intimate partner violence. Dr. Becher holds a B.A. in Psychology, an M.S. in Couple and Family Therapy and most recently, a Ph.D. in Family Social Science from the University of Minnesota awarded in late 2014.

Chris Mehus is a doctoral candidate in Couple and Family therapy in the Family Social Science department at the University of Minnesota and holds a M.A. in Couples and Family Therapy. He has a private practice primarily working with couples and people dealing with the effects of traumatic stress. Broadly, his research involves prevention of the inter-generational impact of traumatic stress. His current primary research is supporting parents who have traumatic experiences in their histories in northern Uganda. 

When: Saturday March 28th, 2014
Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 am

3 hours of continuing education credits
3 Point ATA Continuing Education Credit

LOCATION:
United and Children´s Hospital (Conference Hall)
Lower level, United Hospital’s John Nasseff Heart Center
255 Smith Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55102


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