Implicit Bias in Clinical Practice

About this event

Implicit Bias in Clinical Practice

LIVE/Synchronous Webinar

3 CEUs available; Satisfies the cultural competence requirement for social workers. Satisfies the implicit bias requirement for professional counselors, clinical psychologists, and social workers.

Implicit biases are unconscious and affects decisions in a number of important areas including: the criminal justice system; workplace; school; the health care system, behavioral health and sports. Implicit biases can determine who goes to prison, who gets hired, promoted and fired; who gets offered pain medication; who gets seen first in emergency rooms and the quality of behavioral health treatment.

This presentation focuses on implicit bias in clinical practice. Topics covered include: how implicit bias can affect engagement, retention and outcomes in clinical practice; changing demographics and the need to address implicit bias; research on how to turn implicit biases into explicit biases; implicit bias intervention strategies in the clinical relationship; a strength based approach to addressing implicit biases in the clinical practice.

By the end of this presentation you will be able to:

• Define Implicit Bias.

• Turn implicit biases into explicit biases.

• Articulate the need to address implicit biases in the clinical relationship in the mist of demographic shifts.

• Utilize 10 intervention strategies.

• Use a strength based approach to address the impact of implicit bias in the clinical relationship.

• Be led by research on how to deal with implicit bias.


Instructor: Mark Sanders


This workshop will take place via Zoom. Access information will be shared via email prior to the start of the course. The workshop will not be recorded.

If you have any questions about access or to request a reasonable accommodation that will facilitate your full participation in this event such as ASL interpreting, captioned videos, Braille or electronic text, food options for individuals with dietary restrictions, etc. please contact the event organizer.