Medical Interpreting Immersion Spartanburg

We are excited to announce this Medical Interpreting Immersion in Spartanburg, South Carolina, September 22-25, 2016.

This four-day intensive workshop offers application of anatomy and physiology in American Sign Language, with an emphasis on classifiers, specialized terminology used in medical settings, in-depth discussion of interpreting considerations for medical settings, and ethical decision making strategies especially for medical settings.

Dates and Times

Thursday, September 22, 4-9pm
Friday, September 23, 9am-6pm
Saturday, September 24, 9am-6pm

Sunday, September 25, 8am-5pm


University of South Carolina
School of Education
800 University Place
Spartanburg, SC 29303

Registration fee: $260


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The CATIE Center at St. Catherine University is an RID approved sponsor for continuing education activities. This program is offered for 2.5 professional studies CEUs, and assumes some prior knowledge of the topic.


Your trainers

Paul May is wearing glasses, an orange and purple striped bow tie, a purple shirt and green suit coat against a purple screen background.

Paul May

Paul May, M.Ed, DI, ASL Professor, has been teaching ASL since 2000.  He has also taught Deaf and hard of hearing children at several K-12 schools in NC and SC.  Paul and his wife, Holly, are licensed foster parents who had taken in several Deaf boys and are now in the process of adopting a 4-year-old Deaf boy.  Paul has led several workshops including “Introduction to Classifiers” and “Strong Language and Profanity.”  He has produced two video clips: “Depression: An Overlooked Mental Illness” and “HIPAA: Patient’s Privacy Rights” in ASL for Deaf and hard of hearing people. He also developed a website for Services to the Deaf offered at the SC Department of Mental Health as an independent contractor.  Paul plans to pursue a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction with hopes of improving Deaf education.  Paul is looking forward to seeing interpreters strengthen their skills and clarity in healthcare settings!

Roger is wearing glasses and a blue shirt. He is smiling and his arms are crossed. He is outside, and the leaves behind him are green and brown.

Roger Williams

Roger Williams, Ph.D. candidate, M.S.W., RID CT, and SCAD/NAD IAP Level 5, is the Director for Deaf Services with the South Carolina Department of Mental Health. He received his B.S.W. from the Rochester Institute of Technology, his M.S.W., specializing in community mental health, from the University of Illinois and is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of South Carolina, College of Social Work. Mr. Williams is a S.C. Licensed Master Social Worker and holds an RID Certificate of Transliteration and an SCAD/NAD IAP Level 5 and has been recognized at the state and national level for his leadership in mental health services within the Deaf community.


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Cancellation Policy

Now to May 31 – full refund;  June 1 to June 11 – 50% refund; After June 12 – no refund.