An Overview of RID's Ethical Practices System

  • 21 Nov 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


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An Overview of RID's Ethical Practices System 

November 21, 2020 9a-12p Eastern

Tressela Bateson & Jeffrey Hardison

Presented through ZOOM

0.0 CEUs

RID’s Certification system consists of a triad: Certification, Certification Maintenance and the Ethical Practices System. While RID members are familiar with the process to obtain certification as well as maintaining it, most have never had experience with the Ethical Practices System, and most hope to never have to encounter a formal grievance. This workshop will focus on demystifying the Ethical Practices System by explaining the process that complaints go through: Intake, Mediation and Adjudication. Presenters will share some statistical data regarding most common cited tenets of the CPC in complaints and historical outcomes of cases processed. Insights from this presentation has implications for improving Interpreter Preparation Programs, as well as ongoing professional development for working interpreters. Deaf community individuals are encouraged to attend to better understand this process and how it enforces standards set by the CPC 

This presentation will be in ASL

Level of Participant’s Prior Knowledge of Topic: Little/None to Experienced Interpreters

Target Audience: Working and student interpreters and stakeholders

Presenter Bios

Jeff Hardison is doing his work to be a man whose words, thoughts and actions reflect a life that embraces, without distinction, all human beings. He has been a certified member of R.I.D. since 1987 and an R.I.D. mediator since 2000. The work he has experienced as a mediator, in supporting the coming together of the Deaf and interpreting worlds, has been life changing.Jeff was graduated from the University of Florida with a B.A. in English literature (GO GATORS!) and was also graduated from Gallaudet University with an M.A. in Linguistics (GO BISON!)Jeff currently lives in Alexandria, Virginia with his husband and has worked at Gallaudet University as a staff interpreter since 1992.

Tressela Bateson, known as Tressy, is the Ethical Practices System Administrator for Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. After graduating from MSSD, she obtained her BA in Psychology from California State University, Northridge, and then attended Gallaudet University for a Masters of Arts in School Guidance and Counseling. Tressy worked in the counseling field for over 20 years,, including 14 years in Mental Health Counseling with the famous (infamous?) South Carolina Department of Mental Health Deaf Services before a career change to teaching ASL. She taught at Clemson University (GO TIGERS!) for 6 years during the development of Clemson’s ITP. Her combined experience working with ASL Students/future interpreters as well as the empathy and expertise gained in counseling makes the EPS perfect for her to oversee. Outside of work, Tressy is a community advocate, chairing LEADK-Virginia. She has recently returned to teaching at ASL Champs where she also trains the teachers. When there is time to relax, you can find Tressy in the nearest body of water preferably with her rescue dogs.


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