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Vicarious Trauma, Compassion Fatigue and Resilience: Staying effective and whole in emotionally-charged settings

Arlyn Anderson's Vicarious Trauma, Compassion Fatigue and Resilience

In-Person Training: Vicarious Trauma, Compassion Fatigue and Resilience: Staying effective and whole in emotionally-charged settings, by Arlyn Anderson

  • January 28, 2023
  • 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Powell Hall, Room 219
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This workshop has been approved for .3 CEUs in Professional Studies and assumes participants will enter with some content level of knowledge of this topic.

In-Person Training: In this highly experiential seminar, interpreters will engage with the topic of how our work changes us and how that change changes how we work. Participants will learn about the cumulative impacts of working closely with people who have experienced trauma. They will be introduced to the concepts of Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue, Empathy Fatigue and Resilience. We will explore the range of impacts of unaddressed secondary trauma on professionalism, effectiveness, and personal well-being. This workshop is designed as a uniquely personal opportunity for professional interpreters who work in emotionally charged settings to begin to assess and restore wholeness, compassion, and effectiveness. Using conscientious best practices in facilitating adult learning and transformation, the presenter will draw from the fields of neuroscience, positive psychology, professional interpreting and will use best practices in professional coaching.  Participants are encouraged to bring an open mind and an attitude of respect, humor, and compassion to foster a robust and helpful discussion. We will explore and share compelling, effective strategies for managing professional stress and building resilience.

The Presenter: Arlyn Anderson is a mental health interpreting consultant, compassion fatigue educator and internationally credentialed personal coach. Arlyn has dedicated her expertise and heart to individuals and projects benefiting the interpreting community, including RID Standard Practice Papers on Mental Health Interpreting and Video Remote Interpreting, and the NCIEC Mental Health Interpreting Domains and Competencies.

***Presented in English with ASL Interpretation***

Any materials will be emailed the day before the workshop or after it is complete depending on presenter preference.

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