The Presence of Coping Education in ASL Interpreter Education Programs: One Study's Findings
This workshop is a discussion of the findings of my master's thesis research regarding whether or not ASL interpreter education programs (IEPs) are teaching their graduates how to cope with experiences of secondary traumatic stress and vicarious trauma. It will outline the reason for the research, the methods undertaken, the process for recruitment and selection, the results of the survey and interviews, and recommendations for interpreter educators.
As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able to:
- define secondary traumatic stress, vicarious trauma, and coping strategies.
- list positive and maladaptive coping strategies.
- outline the basic process this research followed and what its goals were.