CATIE Center

Reflective Practice Case Study

This unique opportunity will prepare facilitators to lead reflective practice case study groups of interpreters working in healthcare settings. The need for this reflective practice is great, given that interpreters in these settings face challenges of usually working alone, dealing with complex interactions and potentially strong emotions, with serious outcomes. The potential for burnout or vicarious trauma is high. While supervision (or case study groups, as we chose to name it) is a recognized mechanism for accountability and support for many professions, it historically has been absent in the education and professional development of interpreters. The CATIE Center is working to change this.

Using Demand Control-Schema as a framework, participants will learn to facilitate monthly case study groups.

Who should apply:

  • Nationally certified interpreters
  • At least 3 years experience in healthcare settings, and currently working in these settings
  • Able to gather together a group of 4 – 8 interpreters willing to commit to monthly meetings

What you will gain:

  • Education in Demand Control-Schema
  • Guidance in facilitating case study groups, from both experienced facilitators and through peer support

Your commitment:

  • Monthly on line meetings for 6 months on Mondays, 7:00 – 9:00 pm ET
  • Organizing and facilitating your own monthly case study group
  • Posting at least one case study per month, to be potentially included in a case study manual for healthcare interpreters

Want to learn more?

Sign up for the free webinar on June 16, 2014!

Ready to apply for the facilitator training?

Following the webinar, we will be taking applications for the facilitator training. Selection will be made based on candidates' certification, experience in the field, experience in healthcare settings and their ability to confirm 4-8 small group participants to work with.

Click here to fill out the application form!

Interested in participating in a group? Click here to sign up!