Fri, Oct 27|
Implicit Bias Training: Increasing Understanding towards Justice in the Provision of Mental Health Care 10.27.2023
Time & Location
Oct 27, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
About the Event
Physical and Mental health professionals cannot ignore the impact that various forms of bias play into the barriers to and disparities experience in the delivery of care. For instance, the concerns of women who present for treatment are more often ignored than those of men who present for treatment. And, the concerns of Black women, in particular, are ignored at their peril. This course explains the role of implicit and explicit bias in defining the systems that provide physical and mental health care in America. This course also includes strategies for individual professionals, and professionals in collaboration, to use in order to reduce disparities in access to and delivery of physical and mental health care services. This course meets the “Implicit Bias Training” requirements outlined under Michigan State Public Health Code.
1) Participants will identify central terms related to implicit and explicit bias.
2) Participants will understand the impact of implicit and explicit bias on the development of systems that provide physical and mental health care.
3) Participants will apply a framework to assess the impact of implicit bias in their professional practice.
4) Participants will demonstrate ways to address implicit bias in their workplaces.
Kathryn Krase, Ph.D., J.D., M.S.W., Principal Consultant with Krase Consultant, is an expert on the legal and ethical implications of professional practice. She has authored multiple books and articles on the subject. She has years of experience consulting with government and community based organizations to develop policy & practice standards.