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Interpreter Workshop Combo: Doug Dittfurth & Phyllis Bullon 11/9/19 – DFW

11/9/2019 Saturday Workshop Combo -Doug Dittfurth 4.5 CEUs & Phyllis Bullon .2 CEUs Must attend both sessions to receive CEUs.

Part 1 Doug Dittfurth- “Interpreting2: Demystifying Psycho-educational Assessments”
Workshop Overview:

Persons who provide communication access in psychological, neuro-psychological and/or psycho-educational evaluations/assessments can be put into a highly stressful and counterproductive situation if they are not familiar with testing protocol and the testing instruments being utilized. Being familiar, in part, assists the individual in meeting the definition of being qualified to work these assignments. To be qualified for such assignments, an individual not only needs to know how to interpret the spoken/signed word but also interpret the intended purpose of each protocol.

Unknowingly, an interpreter may give the answer to a test question in their interpretation or skew the response of the person being tested due to their interpretation. Handled inappropriately, a spelling test can become a sign vocabulary inventory or a test of immediate recall. Interpreting for assessment follow-up meetings where testing results are discussed can as stressful without an adequate information-base.

Participants will learn how to overcome these barriers through a round robin exposure technique. Several commonly used testing instruments will be presented and discussed during this hands-on presentation. These include:

-Bender-Gestalt Test,
-House-Tree-Person (HTP) Test,
-Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS), and
-Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)

Discussion will also cover vocabulary standards in testing, measurement and statistics. Information about the Diagnostic and Standards Manual (DSM – V), used in diagnostic/evaluation reporting, will also be included.

Learner Outcomes

During the 4.5 hour workshop, participants will:

become familiar with what some standards testing material are designed to assess,
become familiar with some standard testing protocol used in assessments, and
become familiar with approaches in working with diagnosticians, psychologists and assessment assistants who are not cognizant with test and measurements of persons who do not have full access to incidental learning.

Doug H. Dittfurth, MEd – Texas BEI III/CIC
deSign and Consulting Services/Austin, Texas


Part 2 Phyllis Bullon “Ethical Discussion: 2 Scenarios”

This workshop will focus on ethics in 2 scenarios:

  1. In a mental health scenario discussing what the interpreter did and on interpreter self-care in traumatic settings and
  2. In a medical scenario discussing what are the interpreters meta ethical options and obligations to the parties involved.


Time: 10:00am-5:30pm
Location: 7307 S. Hulen Street, Fort Worth TX 76133
Phone: 817-715-8025

Cost for the Workshop Combo:
$55.00 Certified Attendee
$35.00 Non-Certified student, S2g Terp

Snacks, drinks, and door prize provided by Signs2go.

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