Healthcare Interpreting Competencies for Trans* and Gender Non-Conforming Consumers

      Original Date: April 2, 2016, now available as an archived presentation
      Time: 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Central Time
      Location: archived
      This webinar will offer fundamental information about Trans* and gender non-conforming identities. Presenters will define and illustrate definitions and sign choices. Unique healthcare needs and options for people in this population will also be described and discussed. Participants will analyze how privilege, vocabulary, and language choices may impact relationships and interpretations, and how interpreters can strive to produce dynamically equivalent interpretations and provide exceptional services. Participants will gain the skills necessary to evaluate their own professionalism when working with colleagues, consumers, and communities who are Trans* and gender non-conforming.
      The asterisk in Trans* marks inclusion of all non-cisgender identities, “including transgender, transsexual, transvestite, genderqueer, gender fluid, non-binary, genderless, agender, nongendered, third gender, two-spirit, bigender, and trans man and trans woman” (Killerman, 2014).
      Presented in ASL, with English interpretation and captioning.


      Alex Jackson Nelson

      Alex Jackson Nelson

      Alex Jackson Nelson, LGSW, NIC, identifies as Transgender and has over 15 years of experience working in and for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, and Intersex (LGBTQI) community. He was the executive director of a non-profit LGBT youth center, has co-founded organizations focused on providing services to Transgender and gender non-conforming youth, worked as a senior policy advocate, and has provided consulting and training to thousands of service providers and ASL interpreters around the country. Alex holds a Master of Social Work from Gallaudet University, and has been a certified interpreter for over 10 years. He currently works as a senior therapist and community trainer for RECLAIM!, a non-profit agency based in St. Paul, MN, that provides mental health services to queer and trans* youth.

      Tamar Jackson Nelson

      Tamar Jackson Nelson, M.A., CI & CT, NIC Master, is a student in Gallaudet University’s Ph.D in Interpretation program (pedagogy/research), preparing to defend her dissertation. Her research focuses on the impact of preparation on interpretations. Tamar is proud to have served as adjunct professor in interpreting programs at Gallaudet, Saint Paul College, and Troy University. Tamar brings enthusiasm to teaching and learning about interpreting with the goal of promoting growth, development, and respect within the interpreting profession. She has presented workshops at state, regional and national conferences on omissions, processing time, medical interpreting, LGBTQI consumers, and other topics. She is thrilled to have presented “Inclusive Programs: LGBTQI Interpreting Students and Consumers” at CIT’s 2014 conference. Tamar continues to work as a certified community interpreter, mentor, ER on-call interpreter, VRI, and VRS interpreter.
      Registration for this workshop is now closed.

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