Virginia Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (VRID) Offering Workshop in March 2014

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Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: Liberty University Library
1971 University Blvd
Lynchburg, VA 245021

CEUs: 0.4 in Professional Studies
Cost: VRID Members, $50; Non-Members $70; VRID Student Members, $40

Workshop Description: It is well documented that an individual’s emotional, psychological, and physical health can be impacted by working with people who have experienced trauma. In this interactive workshop, Dr. Lybarger will discuss the unique vulnerabilities that interpreters experience. A brief discussion of vicarious/secondary trauma will be followed by a focus on how to increase personal resiliency. Given that interpreting is emotionally demanding work, we will also focus on how to maintain an acceptable quality of life. Various coping and self-care strategies will be shared..

Presenter Biography: Ron Lybarger, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist, has been providing a wide range of mental health and psychoeducational services to D/deaf and hard of hearing individuals for over 20 years. He also specializes in the psychological, physiological and emotional aspects of sign language interpreting. Dr. Lybarger holds degrees in Sign Language Interpreting, Addiction Studies, and Counseling Psychology. He has extensive experience in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mental health and substance abuse among D/deaf, hard of hearing and hearing individuals.

Dr. Lybarger has been involved in the development of many educational, prevention, and treatment resources. His work has included the debriefing of hundreds of sign language interpreters following work-related traumatic exposure. Dr. Lybarger frequently presents at National and International conferences.

Target Audience: Novice to Advanced Interpreters

Point Of Contact: Jerome Thomas,

Cancellation/ Refund Policy: Full refunds will be issued if written notice is provided to VRID by March 15, 2014, two weeks prior to the event activity. No refunds will be issued within two weeks of the event start date. In the event of cancellation due to inclement weather, VRID will post information their website and email registered participants or you can contact the event POC. Full refunds will be given in cases of inclement weather.

Reasonable Accommodations: If you require a reasonable accommodation for this event, please contact the Jay Penuel, by March 15, 2015.

Continuing Education Units: VRID is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This program is offered for 0.4 CEUs in the content area of professional studies and is at the novice to advanced knowledge level. No partial CEUs will be awarded. Late arrivals will not get CEUs.

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