Reflective Practice and Case Conferencing For Interpreters

November 14, 2019 By

A PCRID sponsored workshop, “Reflective Practice and Case Conferencing For Interpreters” with presenter Robyn K. Dean, CI/CT, PhD. This December 14th (Saturday) event will be held at the Kellogg Conference Hotel at Gallaudet University from 9:30am to 5:30pm and offers .7 CEUs.

In the service professions such as teaching and medicine, practitioners are encouraged to be reflective in their practice. That is, considering the complexity of their work, it is advisable for practitioners to think and act in deliberate ways. Reflective practice is used as a means for developing new skills, ensuring quality service, and dealing with occupational stressors. Research has shown that structured reflective practice improves decision-making and reduces burnout. Interpreters are late to the practice of structured reflection and are only beginning to recognize the need for and benefits of reflective practice. However, many interpreters have never been given the skills or don’t often have the opportunity to engage in structured reflective practices.

This day-long workshop addresses this professional need. The first part of the workshop will be focused on reflective practice as a professional development tool. The second part of the day will introduce participants to reflective practice techniques such as case conferencing and thematic supervision. Attending this workshop will allow participants to understand the components of structured reflective practice and provide further opportunities to engage in this ongoing practice.

Educational Objectives:
1. Explain the use of structured reflective practice in other fields
2. Name 3 relevant theories that are suitable for reflective practice in interpreting
3. Explain the normative messages often found in exemplars in the field
4. Identify the values used in decision-making in community interpreting
5. Apply and analyze work through new constructs and frameworks

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. Robyn is currently on the teaching faculty as an assistant professor at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at the Rochester Institute of Technology in the department of ASL and Interpreter Education.
Robyn continues her research on ethics, decision-making, and moral development in community interpreting. Her doctoral dissertation examined the ethical discourse and justice reasoning abilities of sign language interpreters. Robyn completed her PhD in Translation and Interpreting at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland in June 2015. Her contributions to interpreter education were recognized in 2008 with the Mary Stotler Award, an award conferred every two years, conjointly, by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf and the Conference of Interpreter Trainers.

PCRID Statement of Inclusivity:
PCRID and our presenter embrace an environment supportive of equity and do not allow discrimination on the basis of hearing status, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religion, military, or veteran status. PCRID supports a safe learning environment and a policy of nondiscrimination.

Cancellation Policy: Full refunds will be given for any cancellations prior to 12/05.
No refunds will be given for any cancellations after 12/10.

*PCRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This content area Extensive Studies workshop is offered for .7 CEUs at the knowledge level Teaching.

Kellogg Conference Hotel at Gallaudet University
800 Florida Avenue Northeast, Washington, DC 20002
Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 9:30am to 5:30pm (EST)