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Seeking interpreters for study on "Vicarious Trauma and Interpreters"

[Flyer/Image Description: A research recruitment flyer with mint green background with navy blue and white lettering. It reads as follows, 

Seeking participants for a study on Vicarious Trauma and Interpreters. 

Let’s understand how this phenomenon affects occupational health and personal health! 

To gain access to the study, e-mail for the link and password. Your participation will be no longer than 30 minutes and you have the option to receive a $5 Starbucks gift card or a $5 donation to one of the following organizations NAD, CIT, RID, WFD, or WASLI.

Individuals with experience working with trauma survivors are highly encouraged to participate.

Criteria to participate: 

-You have to be at least 18 years old. 

-You interpret (English-ASL) at least 20 hours per week 

-You are able to work independently as an interpreter. 

Study approved by Gallaudet University’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) PJID #2417.]


Hello! My name is Jesús O. Barreto Abrams (Jay), and I am a nationally certified interpreter and doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. I am researching vicarious trauma in sign language interpreters. I would like for you to participate with the goal of contributing to the understanding of this phenomenon in the field of sign language interpreters. 

To gain access to the survey please e-mail me at

You will be asked to take a survey that contains a demographic questionnaire, a psychometric measure of vicarious trauma, and a psychometric measure of coping strategies.  Your participation should take less than 30 minutes. Upon completion, you will have the option to donate $5 to an Interpreter or Deaf organization of your choosing such as the National Association for the Deaf (NAD), World of Federation of the Deaf (WFD), Registry of Interpreter of the Deaf (RID), Conference of Interpreter Trainers (CIT), World Association of Sign Language Interpreters (WASLI), or to be compensated with a $5 Starbucks Gift Card. 

Please let me know if you have any questions!


J. Barreto Abrams, MA, NIC

Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology

Gallaudet University] 

Posted by Jesus Barreto-Abrams | Posted August 6, 2019 at 9:40 AM


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800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002