Region 2: Beyond "It depends..." Demand Control Schema for Healthcare Interpreters

  • 06 Dec 2019
  • 5:00 PM
  • 07 Dec 2019
  • 5:00 PM
  • 1 South Park Circle Charleston, SC 29407

 Beyond “It depends…” 

Demand Control Schema for Healthcare Interpreters 


 Friday, December 6th | 5 pm – 8 pm (.3 CEU)

Saturday, December 7th | 9 am – 5 pm (.7 CEU) 

Plus, two mandatory online sessions (Practice application through examples, open discussions, and case analysis (.4 CEU)

 Do you find your interpreting work in the healthcare setting stressful at times? Illnesses, diagnoses, sterile settings, provider-patient interactions, vocabulary… All of these elements of the work, and many more, can challenge us on a daily basis. 

Why does our work seem more stressful at times? The Demand Control Schema (DC-S) is a helpful tool for looking at our work, specifically the challenges we face and the options we have to respond to those challenges. 

COST: Full Workshop $130 | Friday ONLY $55 | Saturday ONLY $110

CEU’s: 15 Hours of Continued Education Credits 

(14 hours of live sessions with one hour of homework)

During this workshop we will discuss:

nIntroduce the DC-S as a framework for analyzing interpreting work

nIdentify challenges of the work and possible responses interpreters have to address the demands of the job

nDiscuss our decision-making latitude while interpreting

nIdentify ways we can use this schema to enhance our professional discussions with colleagues

Robyn K. Dean, CI/CT, PhD has been an interpreter for over 30 years, with particular service experience in medical and mental health settings. She conducts workshops internationally on the topics of ethics, reflective practice, work effectiveness, with particular emphases on healthcare interpreting and professional development. Robyn’s demand control schema has been the topic of numerous presentations, publications, grant projects, and most recently a textbook which is being used in interpreter education programs across the globe.

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This event is not sponsored by VRID and is provided for informational purposes only.  Posting this information does not constitute VRID's endorsement of the event, sponsor, or presenter.  Please contact the event coordinator for more information. 

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