Tiffany Bridgett, Ph.D., Named Walden School Clinical Director

May 17, 2024

TLC has welcomed Dr. Tiffany Bridgett as the new Clinical Director of Walden School.

Dr. Tiffany Bridgett has a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology. She completed her graduate studies at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. Prior to graduate school, she studied psychology and pre-med with a minor in criminal justice at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in Rochester, New York. 

Tiffany Bridgett

Dr. Bridgett completed her Postdoctoral Fellowship doing research and clinical work at the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Child Resilience Center and Gallaudet University Psychology Clinic. She fulfilled a year-long APA-accredited internship at Saint Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, DC, after completing numerous externships in the psychology sector across the country, serving people of all ages, hearing statuses, and psychiatric disorders. With these experiences, Dr. Bridgett discovered her professional niche, which is inpatient care for those with complex trauma and severe, persistent mental illness. 

Dr. Bridgett has published works on her intersectional research for the Deaf community and mental health, which can be found through Psychology ChroniclesProfessional Psychology: Research and Practice, and ProQuest. She has presented nationally for various sectors, including the American Psychological Association, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, the Health Sciences Center at the University of Oklahoma, and the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Delaware. Her research work is extensive across multiple platforms. 

Dr. Bridgett is also a Deaf interpreter. She has been providing numerous training workshops for mental health interpreting since 2021. She stumbled upon this second profession while diving deep into her thesis and dissertation work, namely Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, Fifth Edition: A Special Group Sample of Deaf ASL Users (Bridgett, 2018) and American Sign Language Translation of the VCI from WISC-V (Bridgett, 2022)." She has since developed a special skill set in transadaptating psychological measures. 

Dr. Bridgett has received numerous scholarships and awards, including the I. King Jordan ’70 Fellowship Award at Gallaudet University and the Alfred L. and Ruby C. Davis Leadership Award at RIT.

When asked to share a fun fact about herself, Dr. Bridgett shared that she is neurodivergent!