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Improving Health Outcomes for Diverse Populations (Series) Part 2: The Hidden Self- Exploring our Implicit Bias
January 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Bias in all human being begins in childhood and is a natural cognitive function of us all. Well intentioned people who consciously disapprove of bias can still harbor implicit bias. Implicit bias can occur instantly &involuntarily with certain groups of people (Justice Research & Statistics Association, 2018). This workshop challenges Behavioral Health Staff to examine their implicit biases which can influence service engagement, case decisions, actions, attitudes and behaviors towards those we serve. We will assess our implicit biases and learn strategies to limit and manage them in the behavioral health setting.
- Participants will define and understand implicit bias.
- Participants will understand the challenges and potential effects of implicit bias in behavioral health care.
- Participants will assess and determine implicit biases they may possess.
- Participants will use strategies to help cleanse implicit bias.