Presenter Alonna Watson SC:L, CI, C • For Working Interpreters • .25 PS CEUs
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ASL interpreting is both physically, mentally, and emotionally demanding. We must be prepared for anything that comes our way. We have to follow all protocols and juggle the linguistic and cultural tasks asked of us in our field. The current times we are living through are only adding to the stress we are experiencing. Come join this session to learn stress relieving strategies while in and out of the hot seat, as well as, while off the job. These tools (recognizing the signs of stress and its effects on the body, learning ways to prepare before interpreting, and how to reduce stress while interpreting) can help you throughout your career. We hope to see you at this virtual session!
Presenter Alonna Watson comes to us with a diverse background in the field of interpreting. She was trained 34 years ago at NTID. Since that time, she has worked in every area of community work and specializes in legal, medical, and performing arts. Alonna has spent the latter part of her career educating interpreters, studying ASL diagnostics, and mentoring. Her passion is partnering with the Deaf/HH/DB communities to ensure excellent communication and supporting interpreters on their professional development paths. She is married with 14 children and 23 grandchildren. She also has 4 dogs and loves all creatures! She loves travel and scrapbooking/crafting as well. When she grows up, she hopes to be a Doula.
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