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Unmasking Microaggressions in a Clinical Setting - REGISTRATION CLOSED

6 CE Hours

June 7, 2024

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6 CE Hours

9:00 am - 4:15 pm EST

Live Interactive Webinar

Seminar Description

In our daily interactions, snap judgments based on gender, race/ethnicity, age, and other characteristics may often lead to microaggressions. These subtle, covert forms of discrimination occur frequently without immediate recognition. For psychologists and mental health professionals, these microaggressions can significantly impact interactions with clients and colleagues, contributing to detrimental treatment outcomes. This webinar is designed to equip participants with practical strategies to identify and mitigate the impact of microaggressions in clinical settings. This webinar also addresses coping strategies for those experiencing microaggressions, fostering dialogue and a focus on inclusivity and cultural awareness within mental health clinical work. This webinar is structured into three interactive parts. Part 1, "Listen and Learn," emphasizes the importance of understanding the terminology and history of microaggressions. In Part 2, "Action and Response," participants explore strategies to effectively challenge biases and employ evidence-based response tactics to mitigate the negative impacts of microaggressions. Part 3, "Enhance Workplace Culture," focuses on bolstering organizational practices to create a positive, inclusive culture that aligns with professional values supporting individuals of diverse backgrounds.


· Appraise cultural bias through utilization and implementation of the "LET UP" framework
· Define and highlight scientific literature on unconscious bias
· Assess potential impacts of microaggressions in clinical work
· List the effects of unaddressed microaggressions in supervision and the broader workplace
· Employ strategies for starting a dialogue on culture in therapy and within the workplace to
· mitigate discrimination
· Identify personal bias and organizational barriers that influence clinical work


9:00 a.m. Overview of Bias within Healthcare
· Define microaggressions and bias
· Importance of addressing bias and microaggressions within clinical settings
· Framework designed to increase awareness, investigate manifestations, and reduce bias, prejudice, and racism
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Part 1: Listen and Learn
· Terminology and history related to microaggressions
· Evidence-based research on the impact of microaggressions in clinical settings
· Self-disclosure and mitigating bias within clinical settings
12:15 p.m. Lunch Break
1:00 p.m. Part 2: Action and Response
· Strategies for responding to microaggressions
· How to address microaggressions in clinical settings as an ally
· How to boost cultural awareness to enhance treatment outcomes
2:30 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. Part 3: Enhance Workplace Culture
· How to mitigate bias within organizational systems
· Enhance workplace inclusion
· Strategies to advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion within clinical settings
4:15 p.m. Program Ends