Interpreter Workshop

“Demand Control Schema: An Introduction to the Normative Ethics of Interpreting” by Robyn K. Dean, CI/CT, PhD

Saturday, November 13th via Zoom 9:00 am to 5:00 pm CST (1 hour lunch break at noon)

Interpreters who work in community settings face ethically complex situations every day. Unfortunately, the profession has not been consistent in how it guides and supports interpreters in making the right decision. Most ethical codes in the profession frame ethical ideals as, “interpreters always…” and “interpreters never…”. Yet, how often is the phrase, “it depends on the situation…” uttered by interpreters? To add to the confusion, interpreters hear from trainers and colleagues that interpreters are just, “conduits” or should be “invisible”. Or, interpreters hear the exact opposite: interpreters are “advocates” or they are “members of the team”. Neither a list of rules nor a series of metaphors can effectively advance ethical thought and action in a practice profession. What is needed instead is a set of professional values and the skills needed to effectively apply those values in a particular context. A values-based framework effectively accounts for the complex work of interpreters ~ in a manner that parallels other practice professions.

This workshop addresses the concerns of the current ethical dialogue in the field and instead offers interpreting practitioners a values-based teleological process for effectively analyzing each assignment for contextual factors and decision consequences.

Target audience: Practicing interpreters and students Educational Objectives: At the conclusion of the training, participants will be able to:  Identify the primary concerns for the popular framework used in interpreting  Define a practice profession and the implications of this shift in interpreting  Explain DC-S as a work analysis tool and a decision-making model  Outline the values to be considered in decision making model  Explain the professional development tool of supervision and reflective practice. Interpretek is an approved RID Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. The RID activity code for this workshop is 0024112105. This Professional Studies (PS) program is offered for 0.65 CEUs at the little/none Content knowledge level.

There are no refunds and no partial CEUs will be awarded. NCDHH promotes an environment of mutual respect, free of discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, or any other protected class. This workshop is presented in spoken English. If you need reasonable accommodations, please contact Sharon Sinkler PRIOR TO OCTOBER 15, 2021

Event Date: 
Saturday, November 13, 2021 - 9:00am to 5:00pm