Free Webinar: Vicarious Trauma and Language Professionals

Another refugee crisis is once again putting translators and interpreters in a position to help in a humanitarian cause. This will put many of these language professionals at risk of vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, and secondary stress because of repeatedly working with traumatic information.

Not only do language professionals witness the trauma, but they end up internalizing and channeling it during the translation and interpreting process. This can profoundly affect their well-being.

In collaboration with MasterWord Services, ATA is offering all translators and interpreters, both members and non-members alike, free streaming of our recent webinar Vicarious Trauma and Language Professions.

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Vicarious Trauma and Language Professionals

Learn how to prevent and mitigate the effects of the vicarious trauma you experience during your everyday work.

Language professionals working in healthcare, in court, in jail, with refugees, with child protective services, with victims of torture, human trafficking and abuse, or in war zones have most likely experienced high levels of stress, suffered vicarious trauma, or felt vulnerable.

Research has confirmed that interpreters and translators are vulnerable to vicarious trauma, burnout, compassion fatigue, or secondary stress because of repeatedly working with traumatic information. Not only do language professionals witness the trauma but they end up internalizing and channeling it during the interpreting/translation process, and this can affect their performance and well-being.

Join this interactive webinar to learn about real-life applications and tools that can help you identify and examine triggers leading to vicarious trauma and learn practical steps to prevent and mitigate its effects.

You will learn how to:

  • Define vicarious trauma and understand why language professionals working in healthcare, legal, and social services settings are at greater risk
  • Identify the potential impact of vicarious trauma on work performance and quality of life
  • Cope effectively with stress and anxiety
  • Maintain performance and remain centered and grounded with self-regulation techniques

Attention ATA Members

This webinar is free for ATA Members.

Special Offer for Non-members

If you would like to watch this webinar for free, complete the form on the web page.

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About the Presenter

Ludmila Golovine, Founder and CEO of MasterWord Services, Inc. has over 30 years of experience in the field of language services. For the past 15 years, she has applied her training in Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) therapy and Trauma Informed Care as well as used her skills as a Master Certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner and a Certified Demartini Method Facilitator to help promote health and wellness for language professionals impacted by stress and vicarious trauma.

She is an advocate for social justice and is a nationally and internationally recognized speaker. Her work has been recognized with numerous awards, including California Healthcare Interpreting Association (CHIA) Trainer of the Year Award 2021, Houston Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business Award; Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Gulf Coast Area Finalist, and Congressional Recognition G7 “Excellence in International Service” award.

 

 

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