Description: Research suggests that race and ethnicity are predictors of how services are delivered, and implicit bias is one component that has been identified as influencing the provision of poor care. From a prevention perspective, the insidiousness of unconscious bias underscores provider perception, unwitting use of stigmatic language, and influences assumptions that can lead to microaggressions affecting a person's capacity to respond to care and commit to their recovery process.
This interactive two-hour training will discuss how cognitive bias develops, is sustained by intrinsic and environmental factors, and contributes to inequitable outcomes for persons of color. The content will also inform on bias reducing strategies and person-first language techniques to enhance provider client interactions and effect quality services and increase equity for marginalized communities.
Trainer: Diana Padilla
Credits: This training meets the requirements for two renewal hours (CASAC, CPP, CPS) and two initial hours (CPP, CPS) through New York State’s Office of Addiction Services and Supports (NYS OASAS). The NJ Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services offers reciprocity for CADC, LCADC, and LPC. All participants are required to turn on their cameras and to actively participate in order to receive credit. Participants must attend the session in its entirety to receive a Certificate of Completion.