Sticky Situations Workshop: Ethical Perspectives from Interpreters and the Deaf Community

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Beth Moss
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Description: This workshop is to be presented in two parts. In the first session, the presenter will identify tenants of the CPC. Afterwards, attendees will use the tenants to work through a variety of ethically ambiguous (sticky) situations. In the second portion, members of the Deaf community will be present on a panel to discuss these same situations from their perspective. This will allow attendees to gain a unique perspective from the community, and allow us to work together to solve these issues.

The Presenter: Beth graduated from Maryville College with a bachelor’s degree in Interpreting and in American Sign Language/Deaf Studies in 2005. She worked as a staff interpreter at Texas State Technical College for two years before moving to Nashville in 2007. Beth then served as a staff interpreter at Bridges, and also worked as a freelancer in the community. She is now back with Bridges as a staff interpreter. Beth is a mentor for aspiring interpreters in the community and serves on the Tennessee Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf board as its secretary.

The Panel:
Mike Helms- Mike was born and raised in Tennessee. He graduated with a double major in Accounting and Organizational Communications from Lipscomb University in 1999. Mike has worked in the retail business for over thirteen years. He has been involved with Bridges since 1995. He served as a board member from 1997 to 2008, and as treasurer of Bridges’s board of directors in 2005. He is currently the Director of Programs and Outreach at Bridges.

Sylvya Boyd- Sylvya was born in Montebello, California near Los Angeles and is profoundly Deaf. She went to 3 different Deaf residential schools (Riverside, CA, Frederick, MD and Tucson, AZ). She graduated from Gallaudet University majoring in Sociology-Social Work in 1974. Sylvya is now married and has 4 children and currently teaches ASL 4 classes at Western Kentucky University.

Amy Stockard- Amy is a social worker for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She received her BSW from Lipscomb University and her MSSW from the University of TN. Amy has been married to her husband, Jon, for 21 years and they have a daughter, Katherine, who is 19 and a son, Riley, who is 13. Amy is also an avid environmentalist and loves traveling and having bonfires with her family and friends.

Language: Spoken English during interpreter discussion, ASL for the panel.

Cost: $30

If you require reasonable accommodations to participate in this workshop, please submit your requests in writing no later than two weeks prior to the workshop date along with your registration materials. Bridges cannot guarantee requests received with fewer than two weeks notice can be filled.

.35 hours of RID professional development hours are available for session.

Updated: March 5, 2013