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Self-Care for Medical Interpreters: Coping with Burnout, Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue


2 CEUs

Learning objectives:

  • Delineate the concepts of burnout, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma.
  • Discuss how burnout occurs, reflect on what jobs are most likely to produce burnout, and gain understanding as to why.
  • Learn practices and techniques that both prevent and help heal from burnout, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma.

Instructor biography:

  • Kate Dzubinski grew up speaking four languages and majored in Linguistics and Psychology.  She completed her 40 hour medical interpreter training in 2014, is certified through the NBCMI and CCHI, and has worked as a hospital staff interpreter since 2015.

Accredited for 0.2 IMIA/NBCMI CEUs and 2 CCHI CEUs

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