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St. Paul Interpreter Support Group

July 22, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Arch Language Network
1885 University Ave W #1
St Paul MN 55104
Pre-registered members: $5, Pre-registered non-members: $10, Same-day registration: $10 at the door (cash or check)
Isabel Montanez

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 is a continuation of previous sessions, but you can come to one or to all.

Nobody knows what it is like to be an interpreter as well as another interpreter. It can be a stressful and exhausting job, especially when we interpret distressing or horrific stories. This support group will include education related to stress and self care as well as dedicated time to support each other, ask questions, and share experiences. Come to receive support, learn something new, or to support others!

The workshop consists of a two hour presentation and conversation in a small group setting. 

Presenter:  Stephen Sewell

Stephen Sewell’s first experience as an ad hoc medical interpreter was at the University of Minnesota Hospitals in 1971 (long before interpreting was regularly available). He has pursued his interest in Spanish language and culture through various community service jobs, as well as being a teacher of Spanish. His wide-ranging interests include cognitive development, cooking, music and the brain, and gardening. He is especially interested in encouraging others to explore learning and self-care opportunities. He recently completed training to be a trainer for The Community Interpreter International course.

1 hour of continuing education credit
1 Point ATA Continuing Education Credit

 Online registration: here!

Pay by credit card or paypal
NEW Preregistered Members: $5.00
Preregistered Non-members: $10.00
Same day registration: 8:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.
All (members and non-members) same day registration: $10.00
Pay by check or cash
Details on the location: ARCH Language Services in St. Paul. Feel free to park in the back parking lot (no charge). Come in through the back door and then take the elevator or stairs on the left to go down to the lower level. Pass the ARCH office on your left and you will arrive at the cozy conference room!
If you do not register ahead of time, you must arrive BEFORE 8:45!
Anyone arriving after 9:00 a.m. or leaving before 11 a.m. will not receive a certificate of participation. Please be considerate of colleagues and organizers and arrive early!

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