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Coming in October!

There is a huge need for trained interpreters in domestic violence and sexual assault (DVSA) settings. Having training can mean the difference between making a survivor feel empowered or retraumatized. Working successfully in this niche requires specialty knowledge and skills to be successful.

This module covers:

  • Why domestic violence and sexual assault happens.
  • How trauma impacts language.
  • Different settings and systems in which interpreters work.
  • Interpreting considerations for the trauma informed practitioner.
  • Self-care practices that will keep us and the people we work with healthy.
  • Steps and resources for further training.

Please join us to enhance your understanding of this worthwhile work.

Registration fee: $40

Link to register will be posted here when open.

How to Access Intro to DVSA

Registered participants will receive an email invitation to join the course from Instructure Canvas by October 1.

TIP: Add to your contacts, so your invitation doesn’t end up in your spam folder.

Follow the prompts to join the course. It’s easy! (Just remember to write down your password!)

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellations must be in writing to

Refunds will be issued for cancellations requested within seven days of registration, as long as course content has not been accessed. Refunds will not be issued after October 3.

Registrations are not transferrable.


RID logoSt. Catherine University is an RID-approved sponsor for continuing education units. Participants who complete all required assignments may earn 2.0 CEUs.

CEUs will be posted to transcripts by December 6. Please hold any questions about CEUs and your transcript until after December 6.

Course Facilitator

Bridget Sabatke, MS, NIC Master, EIPA 4.0, QMHI

As an interpreter in the field since 2005, Bridget holds a master’s degree in interpreting pedagogy from University of Northern Florida. She focuses on developing effective face-to-face and online education for interpreting in mental and behavioral health.

Course Outline

Coming soon!