Brain Power and Emotional Fitness
Presenter: Rosanna Balistreri
Cost: $15 CHIA Members / $25 Non-Members
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Interpreters can have quite a demanding role as they navigate varies situations to facilitate communication between patients, family members and providers. This workshop is designed to take a quick look at the possible ethical risks linked to interpreters who are emotionally and mentally drained, and provide a set of tips to maintain power of mind and emotional well-being.
1. Review or identify possible reasons for emotional and brain stress for interpreters.
2. Become aware of potential ethical risks when brain energy and emotions are drained.
3. Know ways to practice Emotional Fitness and Brain Power on a daily basis.
Miss Balistreri is a trilingual speaker of Spanish, Italian & English. She holds a B.A. in Linguistics with a Certificate of Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), and an M.A. in Spanish Linguistics. In 2010 & 2011, Miss Balistreri served as President of the California Healthcare Interpreting Association. She has also served as Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI) and is presently Member of the National Council of Interpreters in Health Care (NCIHC) Standards and Training Committee and Co-Chair of the Language of Lesser Diffusion (LLD) Workgroup. Currently, Miss Balistreri teaches Translation and Interpreting at Cal State University Fullerton and owns REACH-reaching diversity, a consulting agency for cultural & linguistic services geared exclusively toward healthcare.