Resilience: From Burnout to Engagement (Live) (May 15) (3 hrs)

Resilience: From Burnout to Engagement (Live) (May 15) (3 hrs)

Regular price $35.00 Sale

Location: Your home or office (online)

Date:  May 15, 2021

Time: 9:00am-12:00pm MDT/11:00am-2:00pm EDT

RID CEUs: 0.3 PS 

Cost: $35

Language: ASL

Workshop Description:

ASL-English interpreting is not a career choice for the faint of heart. Once we sign on to this career, it’s typically a commitment that lasts a lifetime. Like any other long-term relationship, interpreters may find that their career experiences periods of bliss, boredom, ambitiousness, dissatisfaction, or even downright burnout. These periods may mirror phases of engagement in our professional and/or personal development. During this workshop, we’ll take a walk through our collective and individual histories and identify seasons within our careers. We’ll also take a look at what the research shows us about interpreter burnout, we’ll discuss how we can keep our work fresh, and we’ll leave with resources to help us be the best we can be.

Educational Objectives:

At the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Explore the concept of burnout and work engagement for working interpreters
  • Develop a personal chronology of individual career markers
  • Identify personal contributions to the local and national interpreting community
  • Articulate influences and/or personal factors that significantly influence or hinder the work of interpreters

      Presenter Bio:

      Donna Flanders, CI & CT, MS

      Donna Flanders, CI & CT, MS graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a degree in Interpretation for the Deaf in 1991 and immediately relocated to Georgia to become an educational interpreter in the metro-Atlanta area. In 1999, Donna left the full-time workforce to expand her career working in the community. As an independent contractor, Donna has worked in a variety of settings mostly in Georgia and Florida, but also across the States and abroad. In the field of performance, she has had the opportunity to interpret on Broadway as a part of her training as a theatrical interpreter and has worked for more than 20 years in performance interpreting and coordinating interpreting services in the theaters in and around Atlanta. Donna has taught numerous professional enhancement workshops specifically designed for ASL learners and working interpreters and has also had the pleasure of presenting at several RID national-level conferences. For 14 years, Donna served on staff at the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf in Clarkston, Georgia, interpreting for the staff and faculty, but also worked on special interpreted projects related to the education and language nutrition of Deaf children. Donna holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology, a master’s degree in Interpreting Pedagogy, national certification as an interpreter and transliterator, and can currently be found working as an interpreter educator at the University of Florida, Tampa.  As a seasoned professional and interpreter educator working in the field for over 31 years, Donna looks forward to meeting you and supporting you wherever you may be on your journey.


      Tomina J Schwenke, PhD, ABPP, CI, CT QMHI

      Tomina J. Schwenke, PhD, ABPP, CI, CT, QMHI is a licensed and board certified psychologist. She earned a doctoral degree at Georgia State University and completed her internship and postdoctoral training at Emory University School of Medicine with a specialization in forensic psychology. She is an Assistant Professor in the Emory Psychiatry and Law Service, is the director of Emory’s jail-based  Competency Restoration program, and provides therapy to individuals, couples, and families at the Emory Clinic. Early in her career, she earned two master’s degrees from New York University in Counseling and Deafness Rehabilitation and she worked at the Foundling Hospital in Deaf Services and Lexington School and Center for the Deaf.  She graduated from City University of New York-LaGuardia Community College’s interpreting program, is a nationally certified sign language interpreter and holds the Qualified
      Mental Health Interpreter certification. She loves interpreting in mental health, educational, religious, and theatrical settings and has publications related to interpreter burnout, forensic psychology, and perfectionism.


      Full refunds will be given for all written (emailed) requests received within 30 days of purchase. No refunds will be given for requests received after that time but funds may be used toward a future Zaboosh workshop.


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      Non-Discrimination Policy:

      Zaboosh does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. 

      This workshop is geared toward working ASL interpreters and interpreting students and will be presented in ASL

      *RID credits are sponsored by Zaboosh. Zaboosh is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for .3 CEUs at the Some Content Knowledge Level.

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