Tennessee Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

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Upcoming events

    • July 11, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • July 14, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • online

    Dear fellow interpreter, please see our webinar offerings in June and July. And please stay safe and healthy! REGISTER

    June 6-9, 2020

    July 11-14, 2020

    Up to 34 CEUs/CIMCE for RID*, CA, OR, WA, ID, NV, UT, CO, NM, TX, TX BEI, and MI.

    "Court", "Ethics", and RID "Professional Studies: Legal" credits.

     Live instructor-led webinars + non-instructor led self-study


    *RID credits will be arranged as PINRA through an RID sponsor. 

    Sat 6/6 or 7/11

    Part I: 9-12 pm PST

    Forensic Crime Scene Investigation Terminology
    3 credits


    Part II: 1-4 pm PST
    Firearm Terminology

    3 credits


    Sun 6/7 or 7/12

    Part III: 9-12 pm PST

    Forensic Firearm and Tool Mark Examination Terminology

    3 credits


    Part IV: 1-4 pm PST

    Forensic Anthropology Terminology

    3 credits


    Mon 6/8 or 7/13

    Part V: 3-6 pm PST

    Forensic Pathology, and Forensic Entomology Terminology

    3 credits


    Tue 6/9 or 7/14

    3-5 pm PST

    Is It Ethical I

    2 credits

    5-7 pm PST
    Is It Ethical II
    2 credits


    Firearms and Forensic

    Expert Terminology I-V


    Is It Ethical I-II

    • July 16, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • July 19, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Delta Hotel Richmond, VA

    • July 31, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • August 02, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Knoxville Center of the Deaf 3731 Martin Mill Pike Knoxville Tennessee 37920

    Knoxville Center of the Deaf is hosting an Advanced Medical Interpreting Workshop in Knoxville. 
    "Join us August 28th and 29th from 8 am - 5:30 pm at KCD for this great workshop presented by Anna McDuffie, B.S., CI & CT, NIC, SC:L and Heather Brown, DMSc, PA-C, DFAAPA." Click here to register.

    • August 03, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • August 07, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Troy University, Montgomery 231 Montgomery Street - Whitley Hall

    A 40 -hour course designed to provide a sound basis for clinicians and interpreters to work effectively in mental health settings as part of a professional team.It includes lectures, demonstrations, exercises, evaluation and discussion to develop knowledge, skills and resources to ensure that services are linguistically and culturally appropriate.

    • August 13, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (CDT)
    • Nashville, TN

    Presenter: Brice Allen

    Contact Amy Lankheit

    • August 28, 2020
    • 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • August 29, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 935 Edgehill Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

    William Ross workshop flyer2 aug2020.docx

    Out of an abundance of caution, we are suspending all activities that require group gatherings for two weeks. This includes our workshops scheduled for March 21st and 22nd. We apologize for the inconvenience, but we had to make a decision following the best information and recommendations available to us now. We do plan to reschedule the workshops and will automatically register you for the new dates. If those dates do not work for you, we will be happy to refund your money. Our goal is to announce new dates by the end of March. However, if we cannot announce dates by that time, we will go ahead and refund all registration fees by mid-April.  


    We are disappointed by this delay and hope you will be able to join us later. Thanks for your understanding!


    If you have any questions or need anything at all, please let us know.

    Amy Lankheit, NIC

    Staff Interpreter

    Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

    935 Edgehill Avenue

    Nashville, TN 37203

    615.248.8828 (voice/TTY), ext. 111

    615.290.5147 (video phone)

    615.248.4797 (fax)



    William F. Ross III

    Defy the Status Quo

    March 20, 2020
    6:00-9:00pm for 0.3 PS CEUs

    Each sign language interpreter has a role and accompanying responsibilities that are all encompassing; linguistic, logistic, behavioral and relational (to name a few). Every decision we make is loaded with ethical implications that can impact the life and liberty of members of the Deaf community. But, have you ever stopped to consider WHY you make the decisions you do? We are clearly influenced by multiple factors, some of which are, the laws of the legal system, the Code of Professional Conduct, and individual workplace policies and procedures. However, this workshop proposes, the historic values of our profession hold sway over our belief system and subsequently our behavior. The antiquated values of neutrality, invisibility, secrecy and the overemphasis on role continue to influence practitioners, both new and old alike. It is vital that we understand the depth of these rooted values and our profession’s drive to maintain the status quo. Together, we will examine and discuss why we lean in one “ethical direction” instead of another and its impact on community trust. Consideration will be given to relational autonomy and the conditions that foster transparent decision-making by interpreters and the other individuals involved in the interpreting process.
    Being Comfortable in the Uncomfortable
    March 21, 2020
    9:00-4:30am for 0.6 PS CEUs (1.5 hour lunch)
    Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
    935 Edgehill Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

    Sign Language interpreting is not a profession for those who are uncomfortable with change. Interpreting is an ever developing field that requires its practitioners to change, adapt, and grow. Often, the issue is not the lack of desire to change, but rather the ability to create lasting change. How do we, as interpreters, know what we should be changing; what should we keep, tweak or trash? How can we improve our work in ways that are identifiable and visible? In this training we will examine some of the features of change and how to recognize the evidence of genuine change. In addition, we will practice transforming our current work. Specific tools will be utilized to create a path and plan to guide long term and lasting changes to our work – both linguistic and interpreting.
    Cost: $30 for Defy the Status Quo and $60 for Being Comfortable in the Uncomfortable OR $80 for both
    Cancellation Prior to April 20 = Full Refund, Cancellation April 20-March 13th = 50% refund
    Cancellation after March 13th = No Refund

    • September 26, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • MUSC Charleston, SC

    • October 02, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • October 04, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Atlanta Area School for the Deaf 890 N Indian Creek Dr. Clarkston, GA 30021
    • October 08, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)
    • Nashville, TN

    (more info to follow)

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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