Tennessee Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf


(4) Interpreting Best Practices Workshop Series

  • June 11, 2020
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (CDT)
  • Online

To register, please click here. | To request accommodations, please contact eric@bridgesfordeafandhh.org at least 4 days prior to the workshop.

April 25, 2020 | 5:00 p.m.—8:00 p.m. | Best Practices in Mental Health | .3 Professional Studies CEUs available.
Presenter | J. Eric Workman, VP of Interpreting Services at Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Mental Health interpreting requires much more than facilitating communication. The interpreter must become part of the treatment team as the linguistic expert. This workshop focuses on the role of the mental health interpreter, common language dysfluencies, and etiologies of Deafness that impact language and mental health. To accommodate interest, this is a repeat of a training offered originally on April 3, 2020. RSVP by April 23, 2020.


May 8, 2020 | 5:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m. | Best Practices in Team Interpreting | .2 Professional Studies CEUs available.
Presenters | Amy Lankheit and Heidi Cook, Staff Interpreters, Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Teaming is not a skill that comes naturally to every interpreter. In order for a team to function effectively both interpreters must have a firm understanding of their roles while interpreting and while in the supporting role. Amy Lankheit and Heidi Cook explore the process of establishing an effective team. Points of interest include efficacious pre-session meetings, supporting techniques, and post-session meetings. RSVP by May 6, 2020.


May 29, 2020 | 3:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m. | Best Practices in Medical Interpreting | .2 Professional Studies CEUs available.
Presenter | Amy Lankheit, Staff Interpreter at Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Medical is a setting where interpreters are most frequently requested to provide services. This often leads to interpreters not preparing adequately due to their presumptive familiarity. Amy Lankheit will focus on common procedures, vocabulary, and best practices while interpreting for patients and providers. Amy will discuss the im-portance of interpreters owning a large arsenal of classifiers and their application to medical interpreting. HIPAA and its applications to interpreters will also be addressed. RSVP by May 27, 2020.

June 11, 2020 3:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m. | Best Practices in Legal Interpreting | .2 Professional Studies CEUs available.

Presenter | J. Eric Workman, VP of Interpreting Services, Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
This webinar will focus on the foundations of legal interpreting and the evolving best practices associated with this specialized field. Eric Workman will discuss how to prepare for legal assignments, the various roles of legal interpreters, and legal vocabulary. While this training is not intended to equip an interpreter to begin working in the legal field, it will give participants basic knowledge to launch from as they explore this challenging area for interpreters. RSVP by June 9, 2020.


TRID Mission Statement

The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. promotes excellence in the delivery of interpreting services among diverse users of signed and spoken languages through professional development, networking, advocacy, and standards.



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