CEU Workhop: Utilizing Reflective Practice to Improve Ethical Decision Making

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When and Where

Saturday, January 27
9:00 AM-12:00 Noon
NTPA Willow Bend Center of the Arts
6121 W. Park Blvd, Plano, TX 75093

About the Class

Ethical reflective practice presents a challenge for sign language interpreters due to the strict confidentiality obligations we must adhere to. However, this does not diminish the importance or necessity of reflective practice. Interpreters often encounter challenging situations during assignments, and it can be tempting to discuss these challenges with others, but the obligation to maintain confidentiality can prevent such discussions. Despite this, it is crucial for interpreters to engage in reflective practice and to critically evaluate their decisions and actions. Within our field, the term “unethical” is sometimes used to label decisions made by interpreters or their peers. Therefore, it is essential to stop and question whether this term is being correctly applied. In this workshop, Jordan and Lara will invite attendees to share their experiences and engage in supervision, a practice commonly used in the fields of psychology, nursing, and others. This will provide participants with a safe and ethical environment to discuss difficult choices they have made during assignments. Presenters will guide the conversation in an ethical manner to ensure that attendees can reflect upon their experiences without breaching confidentiality or negatively impacting the dignity of the assignments stakeholders.

Taught by Lara Wagner and Jordan Ward.



0.3 CEUs

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