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Implicit Bias, Understanding the Impact of What We Don’t See

10:00am - December 11, 2023 | Timezone: US/Eastern
Northeast & Caribbean PTTC
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This webinar is most beneficial when taken with the webinar Cultural Humility and Responsiveness in Behavioral Health Care (offered on the same day). However, you may choose to register for either one or both.

Description: Research indicates that race and ethnicity are predictors of how services are rendered and further suggests that implicit bias is one component that influences the provision of poor care. From a prevention perspective, the elusiveness 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, contributes to inequitable outcomes for persons of color, and inform on bias reducing techniques for enhancing the provider-client interactions and outcomes for marginalized communities.

Trainer: Diana Padilla, MCPC, CARC, CASAC-T, is a Research Project Manager at New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University Medical Center. She is a senior staff trainer for the Northeast & Caribbean Addiction Transfer Technology Center Network (NeC-ATTC), and a member of the ASAP-NYCB Trainer Registry. As a cultural agent, Ms. Padilla promotes an equity lens in trainings for engaging diverse communities in need, aligning with evidence and strength-based strategies within behavioral health, addiction, prevention3, and recovery supports fields and professional capacities.

Credits: These trainings each meet 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). As an IC & RC member board, OASAS accredited courses are granted reciprocal approval by the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, Alcohol and Drug Counselor Committee. Many other states offer reciprocity - please check with your accrediting agency. This course is also approved under the ASAP-NYCB Certification Board for CARC Elective & CARC/CRPA CE in addition to OASAS-approved hours.

Participants are required to attend the session in its entirety, turn on their video cameras, and actively participate in order to receive credit.