How does it work? Interpreting 12 Steps

3/24/2018 1:00 PM (CST)

Cost: $65 (Earlybird registration: $50 - Register by 3/3/18)

Registration ends 3/23/18 at 10:59PM (CST)

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.

Educational Objectives

  • Participants will be able to differentiate the 12 Steps and the AA Program of Action.
  • Participants will be able to explain the concepts of powerlessness and unmanageability.
  • Participants will be able to describe the reason why willpower, self-knowledge, and fear won't prevent an alcoholic from taking the first drink.

This webcast is presented in ASL.

Continuing Education Credits: The Betty & Leonard Phillips Deaf Action Center is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 0.4 CEUs at the 'Some' Content Knowledge Level.

Target audience: Working interpreters

Computer requirements: 
High speed internet

Most recent version of Adobe Flash Player

Presented by:

David EvansDavid N. Evans, RID CI & CT, NIC Master, has a comprehensive history providing ASL-English interpretation services in a variety of community settings, specializing in music/performing arts and conference work. David teaches interpreters across the country on issues of interpreting, language, and culture. Accomplishments include presenting at two National Alliance of Black Interpreters (NAOBI) conferences and four national Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) conferences, with one audience made up of over 1,250 participants! Educating interpreters since 1992, David’s sessions are interactive, entertaining, and informative, creating a relaxed, safe environment for all audiences. David established Bridge Communications in 1996 to further his goals of providing skill-building workshops and video materials for ASL-English interpreters. When not on the road presenting, David makes his home in Minneapolis where he enjoys roller skating, playing Frisbee, listening to disco, and taking walks around the city’s many lakes.

REFUND POLICY: We will have a 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.


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