Deliberate Practice for Interpreters: Practical Tools for Improving Performance

  • 01 Jan 2024
  • 04 Jul 2025
  • On Demand Webinar



Presenter: Gabriela Siebach


NOTE: There are no refunds or cancelations for on-demand webinars.

  • RID TSID Activity 0027.0823.07
  • IMIA/NBCMI 0.1500 
  • CCHI 1.5 CE Hour CEAP
  • DSHS approval: # 739, General Credits: 1.50

NOTE: CEUs are available by participating in the entire activity only (usually 90 minutes).  



Interpreters provide a service that is mentally taxing and requires constant upkeep. Aside from assignment-specific research and preparation, interpreters must regularly practice their interpreting techniques to maintain and improve the quality of their renditions. Reflexive practice is a common technique used to enhance any interpreting skills, however, a rubric to evaluate our own performance and a path towards improving deficiencies is essential to level up one's interpreting. This session will apply deliberate practice principles to enhancing interpreting skills and provide a rubric along with skill enhancement exercise suggestions to interpreters looking to improve the quality of their renditions.


  • Describe the primary elements of the interpreting process.
  • Develop a customized deliberate practice strategy.
  • Apply one strategy to enhancing and/or developing their interpreting skills.


California Court Certified Interpreter, Gabriela Siebach serves as Director of Interpreting Services at Cesco Linguistic Services and has accumulated more than 15 years of professional experience. She has spearheaded the development of multiple training and assessment programs throughout her career. Gabriela holds a graduate degree in Spanish translation and interpretation from the world-renowned Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. A former Board member of the NCIHC (2019-2021), she currently leads various Council initiatives as Co-chair of the Policy, Education & Research Committee. Gabriela also Co-chairs the AAITE Job Task Analysis Committee and is a member of ATA, CATI (her local ATA Chapter), NAJIT, and ASTM.

Platform: CHIA's Educational Hub, our online library.

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Presented in English. The content of this presentation will apply to both spoken and sign language. Presenters may draw on examples using multiple languages as relevant to their working language/s and content presented.

Training level: 

The session listed are aimed at working interpreters and applicable to all levels. While students are welcomed to attend all CHIA events, CHIA events are not specifically designed for interpreting students.  


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