Stress and Test-Taking

Picture of Presenter: Eliana Lobo

Presenter: Eliana Lobo

Eliana is a Portuguese court and healthcare interpreter, Spanish/Portuguese translation supervisor, medical trauma center interpreter services Supervisor and Certified Medical Interpreter Trainer. Eliana earned two M.A.s from Brown University: Bilingual Education, and Portuguese & Brazilian Studies. She’s a nationally certified CoreCHI. Since 2013, via the NCIHC’s “Home for Trainers” webinar workgroup, she has helped create and host over 30 national webinars on effective medical interpreter training.

Training and self-assessment techniques for interpreters to better handle stress during interpreter certification exam. Attendees will learn about the physiological effects of stress and how to manage its effects on their test-taking performance. We discuss self-calming techniques and proactive strategies designed to minimize anticipatory stress.

In addition, we share interpreting skill drills that challenge different parts of the brain simultaneously, and thereby simulate added stress, so that interpreters can develop additional mechanical skills they need to handle their stress while interpreting. If practiced diligently prior to test-taking, these drills do indeed make the test-taking experience easier, while enhancing the test-taker’s performance.

CEUs: 1 CE hour with CCHI and .1 RID CEU, court interpreting CEUs in MI, KY, NC, NE, NM, TN and WI.*

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