As interpreters, we are constantly learning. We learn from every encounter we have every day. However, it is so easy to get carried away and discuss things in a subjective way! As interpreters, we interpret messages delivered from one person to another, and the interpersonal issues sometimes…

Our ASL (American Sign Language) colleagues have developed a system called Demand-Control Schema, and they have meetings called “Supervision” to discuss cases. In these “Supervisions” they discuss encounters looking at the Demands (the challenges of the situation) and the controls (the things the interpreter could have done) in non-judgmental ways.

DCS overview Helen Eby

This presentation is a very basic outline of the DC-S approach, which helps maintain confidentiality as we share information in the interest of learning from each other.

For more information on DC-S, see the Demand Control Schema website!

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