Signs of Sobriety: An Alcoholic’s Journey Workshop – San Antonio

RCIDflyerRiver City Interpreters for the Deaf is proud to be hosting

“Signs of Sobriety: An Alcoholic’s Journey”

We will address the stigma of alcoholism, in both the medical point of view and the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) point of view in the treatment of alcoholism. Additionally, we will be discussing the challenges a deaf alcoholic encounters as well as the challenges an interpreter faces beginning in the emergency room and ending with AA meetings. With help from AA volunteers, an actual AA meeting will occur with an in-depth discussion by all participants. Opportunities will be given for participants to raise situations that they have experienced and the floor will be opened to discuss options, other perspectives, and possible solutions for future uses.

Benito Perales holds an AA in Sign Language Interpreting, a BAAS in Psychology from Texas A&M- San Antonio, and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree at Texas State University. He holds the National Interpreting Certification and a Texas BEI Level III. He has 9 years of working knowledge in 12-step meetings, treatment centers, AA conferences, and AA 12-step work. He is an 18 year member of AA and has intimate cultural knowledge of AA and its members. He has helped develop a partnership between the San Antonio College’s ASL & Interpreting Training Department and Alcoholics Anonymous of San Antonio to provide supervised interpreter interns for AA conferences.

Friday, November 8, 2013
6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 9, 2013
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

San Antonio College
Nail Technical Center (NTC)
Rooms 120A&B
1300 San Pedro Ave.
San Antonio, Texas 78212

RCID $50
Non-member $65
Student member $30
Student non-members $35
At the door– add $5

Participants must attend both days to receive .9 Professional CEUs.

To reserve your seat, payment must be received by November 6th, along with your name, phone number, and email address to: 

PO Box 460852
San Antonio, Texas 78246

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