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Working as a team with Deaf professionals

21st September 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Bournemouth Deaf Club – free to ASLI members


Working in Teams?

This half-day session will focus on the notion of interpreters working as remote teams with Deaf professionals.  Drawing from research in 2010, when Helen Gregory (Gillespie) and Caron Wolfenden (Hawkings) looked at the relationship between Deaf professionals and Interpreters, we will explore the dynamics around how we work together when we’re not in the same room at the same time.  We know as individual interpreters we are also representatives of our profession, but what does that mean in everyday practice?

I will be drawing from a range of other research and papers (Dickenson, Beese, Bienvenu, Mole etc) to enable us to discuss and develop tools to work cohesively as teams.


Caron Wolfenden

I have been interpreting for 25 years and still see and experience everyday challenges in my work.  Often the ‘small’ things stay with me and I reflect on those by looking at my boundaries, ethics, power dynamics and affect on interaction.  I am always mindful that when I leave the room another interpreter will take my place so what is my responsibility and how am I accountable to my profession.

As a qualified Professional Supervisor, I offer support to members of the profession and also engage as a supervisee.  Having a place to reflect on these issues with peers enables me to feel I am safe to practice. Whatever our level of experience we are all part of something much bigger and ultimately are accountable to the Deaf community.


NOTE – Caron has forwarded a survey link that should be completed by all attendees. The deadline is Friday 23 August.

Please notify dphippardinterpreter@googlemail.com when you RSVP to attend this event and the link will be forwarded to you.


21st September 2019
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Mid-South Coast


Bournemouth Deaf Club
27 Morley Rd
Bournemouth, BH5 2JJ United Kingdom
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