Understanding Alcoholism (Part 1) – 0.4 CEUs
Alcoholism is a fatal disease, killing Deaf people who don’t have access to the way out presented in Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and literature. What is the difference between alcoholism and heavy drinking (alcohol abuse)? This distinction is of utmost importance when interpreting in AA. Using the “Big Book” as our guide, we will explore what alcoholism is, and how it affects alcoholics. We will examine concepts such as physical allergy, phenomenon of craving and obsession of the mind, and powerlessness. This webcast is four (4) hours long.
How Does it Work? Interpreting 12 Steps (Part 2) – 0.4 CEUs
What you will learn Millions of people have transformed their lives by working the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. Their success, and the interpreters’ success, has come from their ability to truly understand these principles. Yet for many practitioners the Steps can seem vague, even confusing.
This practical, no-nonsense guide to interpreting the 12 Steps takes the mystery out of this important keystone of the recovery process, presenting a straightforward explanation of what each step means, as well as examples of how it translates to real life. Presented by David Evans, an experienced sign language interpreter, with more than twenty years of experience, it offers a wealth of wisdom, knowledge, and genuine support for those interpreters that want to understand the recovery process through the use of the 12 Steps.
This is an advanced topic. It is strongly recommended that you view the webcast ‘Understanding Alcoholism’ before viewing this one.
AA Meeting Structure (Part 3) – 0.2 CEUs
In this 100-minute webcast, which closes out the three-part series on alcoholism from David Evans, attention will be given to the types of meetings held by Alcoholics Anonymous, what transpires at these meetings, and what helpful information interpreters need to know before interpreting at such meetings. Viewers will learn about how such meetings are opened and closed, special terminology and various themes prevalent throughout Alcoholics Anonymous.
1.0 Professional Studies
We will have recorded version of every webcast available. If for some reason you cannot attend the webcast at the scheduled time, you may watch the recorded version later. Because of this, we cannot offer refunds. If a webcast is cancelled, you will be given credit to view another webcast, either live or archived.
Working sign language interpreters
David N. Evans, RID CI & CT, NIC Master