CMP Workshop: The Nuts & Bolts
of Interpreting a Medical Appointment
Saturday, May 30th, 2015 10am – 1pm
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Saturday, May 30th, 2015 10am – 1pm

134 W 29th Street
(2nd floor b/t 6th & 7th, Room 205)
New York, NY 10001

Instructor: Michael Anthony, CI, CT

Target Audience: Working Interpreters

American Sign Language, Inc. is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for .3 CEUs at the Some Content Knowledge Level.

Description: A panel discussion with deaf consumers and interpreters to deconstruct all that goes into interpreting a medical appointment.
What does the interpreter need before accepting a medical assignment?
What should an interpreter expect from an agency or medical facility before they arrive?
What happens when the interpreter arrives for an appointment?
How does the interpreter moderate interactions with the deaf consumer prior to the actual appointment? How are introductions handled?
What are various logistics that can affectively undermine or benefit the interpreter’s role?
How does the interpreter handle ethical issues before, during, and after the appointment?
What do deaf consumers want from their interpreter?
What decisions are made BY the interpreter, what decisions are made BY the deaf consumer, and what decisions are made as a team?

This workshop will be an open and honest discussion to look at a number of issues that can and often arise during medical appointments. This is NOT a workshop to tell you what to do or how to do it. It will be an environment where we can all share ideas and strategies and learn from each other’s strengths and experiences.

Michael Anthony RID CI and CT, has a B.A. degree in Music from California State University, Northridge. He is a senior staff interpreter for American Sign Language, Inc., with over 20 years of interpreting experience. He has extensive experience working in the medical field and regularly interprets medical appointments. He has attended several continuing education opportunities in the medical field including St. Catherine’s University medical conference at Gallaudet.

The workshop is worth .3 CEUs.

Cost: $25.00

*ASLI will do everything possible to avoid cancellations of an event.

On the rare occasion that something must be cancelled or postponed,

you will be given a full refund.

*Refund Policy: Up to 3 days before full refund. 3 days or less we will hold payment for a future workshop.