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The Presence of Coping Education in ASL Interpreter Education Programs: One Study's Findings

Presented By: Anna Teitt
Date/Time: Oct 20, 2023 5-7pm MT
RID CEUs: 0.2 PS
Presentation Language: ASL

Workshop Description:

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.

Workshop Objectives:

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.

              Presenter Bio:

              Anna Teitt is a NIC Certified interpreter who has been working in the field for just over four years. After receiving her bachelor's degree in ASL/English interpreting from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania she went on to receive a Master of Arts in interpreting studies & communication equity from St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN. She is currently a PhD student at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she is also employed as a staff interpreter. In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with friends & family. This workshop is based on her master's thesis research which she plans to continue and expand upon during her doctoral dissertation.

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