You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Self-Esteem 101 for Interpreters

  • 13 Jul 2017
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • DVR 2051 West Northern Ave, Phoenix AZ 85021 (Livestreaming will be available)

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This is a fun workshop geared for interpreters who may feel they are overwhelmed and under-prepared. We will have a variety of activities to help build our selfesteem, both on the job as well as give us tools to use when we are out there on our own. This workshop is for anyone looking for some balance and serenity in their lives, personally and/or professionally. As professional interpreters, we tend to take on our work, personalize it, internalize it, and often we are left feeling overwhelmed and depleted. The tools needed to avoid this vicarious trauma are not often taught in our early training programs, so we are forced to learn them through the school of hard knocks. *Good interpreting starts with a confident interpreter.

Kirsten is a legally licensed interpreter (AZ); holding both RID CI/ CT and EIPA 4.5. She has worked as a professional interpreter since 1988 both in Washington State, as well as Arizona. While she has loved working as a freelance interpreter for local agencies and video relay service, her favorite and most rewarding work has been as a teacher and mentor to interpreters just entering the field. Kirsten believes supporting her up-and- coming peers, as well as her seasoned colleagues, is the best way to build community. She has enjoyed creating and presenting in-services and workshops state-wide for the past 15 years, inspiring and encouraging interpreters of all skill levels. Kirsten resides in Phoenix with her husband of 28 years, and their four daughters. And a few dogs, ancats

 

Arizona Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

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