Rothko Chapel's Evening Inspiration - March 29th at 6PM - Tickets & Tables Available!


Vicarious Trauma: Healing from Within

Presentation by David Leslie and Meditation by Dr. Alejandro Chaoul
With support from MasterWord Services, Inc.
Live Sign Language interpretation provided.

6-7pm Reception on the Plaza by Pat Greer's Kitchen
7-8:30pm Presentation and Meditation

MasterWord Services, a leading provider of language support solutions, sponsored “Vicarious Trauma: Healing from Within,” their third annual Wellness Connection Workshop for interpreters and anyone who experiences vicarious trauma in the course of their work.

This was a special presentation by Dr. Alejandro Chaoul, Associate Professor and Director of Education at the University of Texas MD Anderson’s Friends of Integrated Medicine Program as well as a regular presenter at the Rothko Chapel, and David Leslie, Executive Director of the Rothko Chapel.

This presentation introduced participants to techniques, tools and resources—including the healing space of the Rothko Chapel—to create balance within, help you adhere to professional standards or ethical requirements, and minimize or mitigate the effects of vicarious trauma.

The event was approved for 1 ATA CE points, 0.15 RID CEU’s, 0.15 BEI CEU’s, and 1.50 CCHI Hours. 

About the presenters:
Dr. Alejandro Chaoul is an assistant professor and director of education at MD Anderson's Integrative Medicine program where he conducts research using mind-body techniques with cancer patients, holds group and individual meditation classes, and directs the education initiatives on integrative medicine. He is also an associate faculty member at the McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics at the University of Texas Medical School, where he teaches medical students in the areas of spirituality, complementary and integrative medicine, and end of life care. Alejandro is also an advisor for the Rothko Chapel and lectures regularly at The Jung Center of Houston, the Asia Society, and the Esalen Institute.

David Leslie joined the Rothko Chapel as Executive Director after serving for 18 years as Executive Director of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon. Leslie received his bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Texas at Austin before attending Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, where he earned his Masters of Divinity. Throughout his career, Leslie has been devoted to human rights, interfaith relations, immigration reform, ending homelessness and addressing the societal impacts of climate change. He was recognized for this work with the Eugene Carson Blake Award for Ecumenism given by the National Council of Churches and Church World Service. He has published articles and spoken at international conferences on topics related to public policy, organizational development and cross-sector relations.

About MasterWord:
MasterWord Services, Inc. (MWS) is a woman-owned global language services provider founded in 1993. MWS supports over 300 clients, in over 250 languages, in projects touching over 50 countries worldwide. We offer translation, interpretation, language training and assessments, cultural intelligence training, and language compliance consulting.  MWS is the first language service company in the region to obtain certificates of compliance to ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13611:2014 standards and is WBEA / WBENC certified by Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. We serve the world’s leading businesses, government entities, healthcare institutions, academic organizations, and non-profits across the globe. MasterWord’s mission is to connect people across language and culture.

Thursday, July 27, 2017
6:00 PM