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Understanding Ways That Implicit Bias Can Influence Mental Health Treatment

Implicit Bias is defined as an unconscious association, belief, or attitude towards any social group.  It can lead to stereotyping and since it occurs at an unconscious level, it may not be fully intentional and may be difficult to recognize or control.

The purpose of this class is to help raise awareness of how implicit bias affects us all.  We need to find ways to recognize this bias and to guard against its consequences.  We also need to discuss ways to appreciate people from different backgrounds and cultures. Participants will look at how cultural differences can affect the diagnosing of psychiatric conditions and clinical treatment.

 

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Understanding Ways That Implicit Bias Can Influence Mental Health Treatment

Tuesday, January 24, 2023, 1:10 PM America/New_York

Presenter: Donna Veraldi, Ph. D.

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Course Length: 4 Hours

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to define implicit bias.
  2. Participants will be able to understand how implicit bias can affect mental health diagnoses and treatment.
  3. Participants will be able to appreciate some of the cultural differences they may encounter.

This workshop Offers 4 Live Interactive Continuing Education Credits

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Implicit Bias is defined as an unconscious association, belief, or attitude towards any social group.  It can lead to stereotyping and since it occurs at an unconscious level, it may not be fully intentional and may be difficult to recognize or control.

The purpose of this class is to help raise awareness of how implicit bias affects us all.  We need to find ways to recognize this bias and to guard against its consequences.  We also need to discuss ways to appreciate people from different backgrounds and cultures. Participants will look at how cultural differences can affect the diagnosing of psychiatric conditions and clinical treatment.

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to define implicit bias.
  2. Participants will be able to understand how implicit bias can affect mental health diagnoses and treatment.
  3. Participants will be able to appreciate some of the cultural differences they may encounter.

Agenda:

Discuss Implicit Bias, including the possible neurological basis for it.  Discuss work done through the DSM study groups to try to offset the damaging effects of implicit bias in diagnosing and treating people of different cultures. 1 Hour

As an example, there will be a discussion of people with alternative sexual and gender orientations.  This discussion will last 30 minutes, with 30 minutes for class reactions/discussions to the first two topics.

There will be a discussion of information gathered by the surgeon general about social differences of different cultures.  There will be 30 minutes allowed for discussion.

Discussion of specific issues with American Indians and the barriers to effective mental health treatment with this group.  This discussion will include specific plans concerning ways to conceptualize and treat transgenerational transmission of trauma.  It was also include interviews with individuals who are providing mental health services on reservations.  1 hour.



This presentation is open to:
  • Social Workers
  • Professional Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
  • Other professionals interacting with populations engaged in mental health based services
Course Level: introductory
Level of Clinician: beginner
  • New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
  • Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
  • Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
  • Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives

Participants will receive their certificate electronically upon completion of the webinar and course evaluation form.


  • CE You! is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland. CE You! maintains responsibility for this program..
  • CE You LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0437
  • CE You LLC #1573 is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. CE You LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period 3/27/2021-3/27/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 4 continuing education credits.

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