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Understanding and Addressing Implicit Bias in Mental Health Fields

CE Hours 2.25

About this Workshop

Implicit bias is a hidden preference for one identity over another, such as race, skin color, ethnicity, cultural factors, etc. (Banaji & Greenwald, 2016). Past experiences affect our biases, which are unconscious (Greenwald and Banaji, 1995). Implicit bias remains a pervasive and insidious obstacle due to its unconscious nature. These biases may result in discriminatory practices, attitudes, and unhealthy dynamics in clinical practice which compromise ongoing efforts to counter bias. In an effort to limit prejudice and biases, the American Psychological Association (APA) ethical code specifies that, “Psychologists try to eliminate the effect on their work of biases based on those factors, and they do not knowingly participate in or condone activities of others based upon such prejudices” (APA, 2021). Although attempts are being made to meet this crucial ethical standard, implicit bias unfortunately undermines these efforts. As a result, it is crucial that clinicians and other mental health providers are equipped with necessary skills to combat implicit bias and promote empirically-supported best-practices. Those who participate in this workshop will be introduced to several strategies used to combat implicit bias. Participants will also be able to accurately define implicit bias, as well as various forms of racism present in clinical practice. Those who participate in this training will leave with an understanding of the impact of implicit bias on mental health disparities, clinical practices, and successfully explain strategies for recognizing and interrupting implicit bias within clinical practice.

Learning Objectives

  • Define implicit bias, microaggressions, and the four types of racism.
  • Describe the impact of implicit bias on mental health disparities.
  • Explain at least three strategies for recognizing and interrupting implicit biases in clinical practice.

Learning Levels

  • Introductory

Workshop Instructor(s)

  • Dr. Angel Mims, Ph.D.

    Angel is a Limited Licensed Psychologist (LLP) and doctoral intern at Sunfield Center. She completed her Psy.D. at Kean University, where she received her Master’s degree in Educational Psychology. Angel is passionate about providing care to children and adolescents presenting with autism, neurodevelopmental concerns, and mood disorders. She is also committed to engaging in community outreach and working with underrepresented individuals. Angel’s clinical experience involves providing psychological and neuropsychological assessments, individual and group interventions, and consultation across school and clinical settings. In her spare time, Angel enjoys hiking, creating art, watching movies, and spending time with animals.

Disclosure

There is no commercial support or sponsorships for the following training.

References

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CE Process Info

Content

  • PRESENTATION SLIDES
    1 parts
    • POWERPOINT SLIDES
  • TRAINING VIDEOS
    3 parts
    • IMPLICIT BIAS TRAINING VIDEO PART 1
    • IMPLICIT BIAS TRAINING VIDEO PART 2
    • IMPLICIT BIAS TRAINING VIDEO PART 3

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    Feb 22nd, 2024

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