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DI Training - Session II

  • Saturday, June 29, 2024
  • 9:00 AM
  • Sunday, June 30, 2024
  • 5:00 PM
  • Spartanburg Community College, 850 Brisack Rd., Spartanburg SC 29303


  • Registration for Deaf Interpreters or individuals considering Deaf Interpreting work only.

Registration is closed

**Hearing Interpreters are invited to participate in the July 20th & 21st sessions only**


Keven Poore, MA, CDI, CASAC II is the Director of Substance and Addiction Intervention Services for the Deaf (SAISD) at NTID. He began working there in June of 2017 after 7 years as a full time freelance Certified Deaf Interpreter in the Philadelphia area. He received his Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Gallaudet University and has provided mental health and chemical dependency services for 20 plus years. He has provided workshops on interpreting – primarily Behavioral Health interpreting, Deaf Interpreting and Deaf/Hearing Interpreting Teams. He was the content expert in two online modules, one with CATIE Center’s Introduction to Addiction and Recovery Interpreting and the other with Northeastern University’s Center on Atypical Language Interpreting (CALI). With CALI, he is a facilitator for the Supervising Partners Module as well as one of the facilitators for CALI’s Practical Application Virtual Experience (PAVE).  Keven also is an instructor for NTID’s Certificate in HealthCare Interpreting program and Certificate in Deaf Interpreting program.  He was also the previous co-chair of the Test Development Committee under CASLI.

DI Training Series Schedule
 Date Module / Topic 
 May 4th  Deaf Interpreters - Past, Present, & Future
 May 5th Ethical Considerations & Challenges for Deaf Interpreters
 June 29th  Ethnic & Cultural Diversity within the Deaf/DeafBlind Communities
 June 30th  Interpreting Theory & Practice for Deaf Interpreters
 July 20th  Consumer Assessment -Identifying Culture, Language & Communication Styles (Hearing interpreters welcome)
 July 20th  Deaf/Hearing Interpreting Teams (Hearing interpreters welcome)
 July 21st  Deaf/Hearing Interpreting Teams (Hearing interpreters welcome)

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