Interpreter Health with Dr. Diane Gross: Stress and Vicarious Trauma (612)

$ 50.00

Take charge of your professional health with Dr. Diane Gross, one of the nation's leading authorities on interpreter self-care, vicarious trauma, and stress management. As a doctor of Oriental medicine and licensed acupuncturist, Dr. Gross actively treats patients with decades of experience as a retired certified sign language interpreter. She is also a regular contributor to RID's VIEWS. In this program, you will view Dr. Gross' video talks, read assigned articles linked for your convenience, and complete self-checks to monitor your understanding.


  • Articulate the nature and cause of stress
  • Explore strategies that minimize the potential for and intensity of stress responses at work
  • Identify your own blocks, beliefs, and assumptions that impact you in a positive or painful way
  • Demonstrate techniques that help quickly release stress and painful emotions
  • Explore meaningful and productive communication skills
  • Increase specific knowledge about vicarious trauma
  • Understand factors that contribute to post-interpreting stressful feelings
  • Learn ways to decompress following a charged interpreting assignment

Complete the steps at your pace during your three-month subscription period. Tackle a little bit every day or all in one weekend - your choice!

This program allow newer and well-established community interpreters to learn while earning 0.5 Professional Studies RID CEUs quickly with the optional CEU purchase. Great for students and pre-certified interpreters too!

Note: this is similar in content to Dr. Gross' in-person 3 hour workshop "Understanding and Decompressing From Stress and Vicarious Trauma" with approximately 2 hours of additional material.

Interpretek is an approved RID sponsor for continuing education activities. This program has been approved for 0.5 Professional Studies CEUs and is designed for audiences with little to no prior knowledge of the topic.

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Subscription length: 3 months

Cost: $50

0.5 Optional CEUs: $10