Tennessee Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

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Upcoming events

    • July 01, 2019
    • July 31, 2019
    • Online


    (from the website)

    Mental health issues arise in all aspects of a person’s life: employment, education, recreation, medical etc. Often interpreters fail to recognize that they are in fact already working in mental health settings. This webshop guides you in assessing if mental health interpreting is within your scope of practice and connects you with a plethora of educational opportunities to start building your skills for working in mental health settings.

    This webshop:

    • Defines mental health and mental illness.
    • Describes the varied settings within mental health interpreting specialization, including: inpatient, outpatient, peer-led, day programs, private clinician offices, clinic settings, and emergency rooms.
    • Provides an introduction to available resources and training to learn more.

    *This webshop is not comprehensive, and will not make interpreters qualified to do this work, but will lay out a foundation and a path for future training.

    This webshop was designed with Kate Block.

    Cost: Free!

    • July 24, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Cedar Bluff Public Library, 9045 Cross Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37923

    This is a quick "save the date" message- the next TRID meeting will be July 24 from 6:00 pm-7:00 pm at the Cedar Bluff Library (9045 Cross Park Drive Knoxville, TN 37923). We will serve some light snacks and you are welcome to bring your littles (or not so littles), Megan's husband, David, will be there to entertain them for the hour. 

    We are planning a brainstorming session and a conversation about TRID's future in Knoxville! Megan and Elise (current co-representatives for Knoxville) are not able to continue in that capacity (Megan is now serving as TRID President, Elise is due to welcome twins). At the July 24th meeting we will discuss the transition of the position to a new person. If you have questions about the process or are interested in serving as Knoxville District Representative, here is a link to the TRID bylaws.

    We would love to have you on our team! If you are interested in the position, please email Megan at tnridpresident@gmail.com by July 17, 2019.

    Thank you for taking the time to read through this lengthy email. Please reach out if we can answer any questions! Have a wonderful day!

    Warm Regards, 

    Megan W. Potts and Elise Turner

    • July 27, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Midlands Technical College 7300 College Drive Irmo, SC 29063

    • July 30, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (CDT)
    • Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 935 Edgehill Ave | Nashville, TN 37203

    Legal Workshop Flyer, Part 2.docx

    Legal Interpreting: Procedures, Part 2

    Presenter: J. Eric Workman

    July 30, 2019 | 5:30pm-7:30pm

    Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

    935 Edgehill Ave | Nashville, TN 37203


    Cost: Free | Pizza and drinks will be provided


    Register: Contact Amy Lankheit at amy@bridgesfordeafandhh.org by July 23, 2019 to register.



    This workshop will focus on lesser-known aspects of legal interpreting and settings. Settings that will be discussed include depositions, law enforcement, and working with Deaf Interpreters in court. Legal terminology and procedures will also be discussed.

    • September 14, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing | 935 Edgehill Ave, | Nashville, TN 37203

    Language Deprivation Workshop(2).pdf

    Melissa L. Anderson, PhD, MSCI
    September 14, 2019 | 9:00 am-3:30pm CST (includes a one hour lunch break)

    Cost: $55 for 0.55 CEUs, $30 to register without CEUs
    Register: due by September 7, 2019 mailto:amy@bridgesfordeafandhh.org

    A person with language deprivation will typically struggle with concepts of time, story sequencing/developing a coherent narrative, a sense of self, cause-and-effect/the concept of why?, experiences of powerlessness/confusion, rigid modes of behavior, ability to learn from mistakes (use of generalizations), lacks awareness of others’ need for context, lacks theory of mind (understanding others’ perspectives), lack of understanding of limits to others’ ability to figure out the message, abstract concepts, difficulty learning, emotional regulation, acting out of emotions/feelings, struggles in relationships, can lead to victimization or victimizing, competency to stand trial, reduced fund of information, etc.
    This session is targeted at service providers who specialize in some aspect of Deaf mental health (therapists, rehabilitation counselors and specialists, direct care staff, substance abuse providers, teachers and education staff, and interpreters, etc.). The presenter will discuss various aspects of working with individuals who are Deaf or hard of hearing impacted by language deprivation. This course will include a discussion of barriers that Deaf/hard of hearing individuals face, unique characteristics of the population, best practice approaches, and cultural and linguistic differences that are part of the developmental process for Deaf and hard of hearing individuals.
    About the Presenter
    Melissa L. Anderson is a psychologist and clinical researcher in the Implementation Science & Practice Advances Research Center (iSPARC), Department of Psychiatry, UMass Medical School. She completed her graduate work at Gallaudet University, where she studied intimate partner violence and trauma in the Deaf community. At UMass, Melissa offers outpatient therapy to Deaf clients recovering from trauma, addiction, and comorbid disorders; provides psychological evaluation and treatment on a Deaf inpatient psychiatric service; and conducts community-engaged research on best approaches for working with Deaf clients. Supported by funding from the National Institutes of Health, she and a team of Deaf and hearing clinicians, filmmakers, actors, artists, and community members are currently developing and testing a digital American Sign Language therapy manual for treating trauma and addiction.

    Should you require any accommodations, please contact Amy Lankheit at amy@bridgesfordeafandhh.org prior to September 7, 2019
    This event upholds nondiscriminatory practices and encourages a learning environment of mutual respect and free from bias.
    CEUs on the Go! is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This PS program is offered for 0.55 CEUs at the Some Content Knowledge Level

    • September 26, 2019
    • September 28, 2019
    • Holiday Inn Downtown/World's Fair Park Knoxville, TN

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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