Event Calendar

Welcome to Dynamic Communications, Inc and ASL Interpreting Service’s event calendar. Find information interpreting events, Deaf events, workshops and other sign language community events in and around Minnesota.

Want to add something to our calendar? We are happy to advertise Deaf and interpreting community events! Simply fill out our Event Form.

Deaf, General Public, Interpreters, Local, Social
Wilder Pageant: Fragments of a Dream *ASL Interpreted*
Date:
Fri, 07/17/2015 - 9:00pm to 11:00pm

Wilder Pageant: Fragments of A Dream *ASL Interpreted*

Outdoor drama based on the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder in Walnut Grove, MN whose writings provided the inspiration for TV's "Little House on the Prairie".  This year marks the 38th Annual Event. Gates open at 7:00 pm; Pageant begins at 9:00 pm runs till approximately 11:00 pm.

 

Location

Wilder Pageant
11505 Crown Ave
PO Box 313
Walnut Grove, MN 56180

Event Contact

Wilder Pageant Tickets
PO Box 313
Walnut Grove, MN  56180
Call:888-859-3102
www.walnutgrove.org

CEUs, Deaf, Interpreters, Local, Webinars, Workshops
It's Not Just Therapy: Interpreting in Mental Health
Date:
Sat, 07/18/2015 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

It's Not Just Therapy: Interpreting in Mental Health

The goal of this workshop is to increase competency and effectiveness wheninterpreting in mental health settings. This workshop will explain the mental healthfield, describe clinicians you may encounter, and expound on an interpreter’srole in this dynamic and complex setting. This workshop will address interpreterspecificinformation such as the role of the interpreter, how to effectively navigatean interpreting assignment, and the subtleties involved in this specialized arena.Participants will learn an overview of mental health topics such as dysfluency,terminology, definitions, symptoms, assessment, and common diagnoses. Participantswill learn specifics of mental health interpreting, including legal and cultural intricaciesand their implications as well as ethics of mental health interpreting. Participantswill learn about the process of diagnosing and treating a variety of mental illnessesand substance-related disorders. The presenter will assist participants to develop theskills necessary to work in a more ethical, proficient, and effective manner with bothclinicians and consumers and prepare participants for more advanced mental healthinterpreting within the standards of practice.

Presented in English. ASL Interpretation provided upon request. Please request no later than two weeks prior.

$69
0.7 CEUs

More information can be found at: http://www.aslis.com/professional-development 

About the Presenter:
Shane Westmoreland, M.A., is a certified American Sign Language Interpreter with more than 10 years of experience. His current specializations include medical and mental health interpretation. He currently serves as a staff interpreter at a network of hospitals in the metro Washington, DC area. Prior to his career in ASL interpretation, Shane worked as a Sexual Assault Victims Advocate for the State Attorney’s Office of Florida.

He later earned a Master’s in Clinical Psychology, and is currently a doctoral candidate in the field of Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis in neuropsychology. His research interests include the therapeutic alliances that form when working with an interpreter as well as the prevalence of compassion fatigue among interpreters.

Shane was trained at Neuropsychology Associates of Fairfax to administer multiple psychological batteries and incorporate and integrate information from clinical interviews, and behavioral observations for individuals with suspected neuropsychological impairments. Additionally, he was a psychology extern at the River School of Washington, D.C., a leader in clinical research and training in the area of child language and literacy as it related to hearing loss and aural rehabilitation. Currently, Shane is receiving training in adolescent and family therapy and the Child Guidance Clinic of the DC Superior Courts.

He has presented locally and nationally on a variety of topics including mental health and medical interpreting, interpreter ethics, Video Remote Interpreting (VRI), and Video Relay Service (VRS) interpreting. In addition, Shane has conducted on-site program evaluations and provided advisement as to fidelity to program standards and modifications needed to meet the unique needs of individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

Location

Workshop will be live at: 
Boy Scout Office
1191 Scout Drive
Sartell, MN 56377

Workshop will be livestreamed at: 
Bread of Life Lutheran Church
2901 38th Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55406

Event Contact

info@aslis.com or 763-478-8963

CEUs, Deaf, Interpreters, Local, Webinars, Workshops
Time to Rethink Feedback
Date:
Sun, 07/19/2015 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

What makes successful companies successful? By investigating the way thatcompanies such as the Ritz-Carlton, Chick-fil-a, and Apple succeed. The results revealthat one of the factors for their success in becoming leaders in their industry, is howthey provide feedback to their employees. This workshops expands on their feedbackmodel and adapts these useful strategies to the interpreting profession.

Presented in English. ASL Interpretation provided upon request. Please request no later than two weeks prior.

$29
0.3 CEUs

More information can be found at: http://www.aslis.com/professional-development

About the Presenter:
Shane Westmoreland, M.A., is a certified American Sign Language Interpreter with more than 10 years of experience. His current specializations include medical and mental health interpretation. He currently serves as a staff interpreter at a network of hospitals in the metro Washington, DC area. Prior to his career in ASL interpretation, Shane worked as a Sexual Assault Victims Advocate for the State Attorney’s Office of Florida.

He later earned a Master’s in Clinical Psychology, and is currently a doctoral candidate in the field of Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis in neuropsychology. His research interests include the therapeutic alliances that form when working with an interpreter as well as the prevalence of compassion fatigue among interpreters.

Shane was trained at Neuropsychology Associates of Fairfax to administer multiple psychological batteries and incorporate and integrate information from clinical interviews, and behavioral observations for individuals with suspected neuropsychological impairments. Additionally, he was a psychology extern at the River School of Washington, D.C., a leader in clinical research and training in the area of child language and literacy as it related to hearing loss and aural rehabilitation. Currently, Shane is receiving training in adolescent and family therapy and the Child Guidance Clinic of the DC Superior Courts.

He has presented locally and nationally on a variety of topics including mental health and medical interpreting, interpreter ethics, Video Remote Interpreting (VRI), and Video Relay Service (VRS) interpreting. In addition, Shane has conducted on-site program evaluations and provided advisement as to fidelity to program standards and modifications needed to meet the unique needs of individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

Location

Workshop will be live at: 
Boy Scout Office
1191 Scout Drive
Sartell, MN 56377

Workshop will be livestreamed at: 
Bread of Life Lutheran Church
2901 38th Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55406

Event Contact

info@aslis.com or 763-478-8963