Appreciating how our implicit biases regarding the race/physical characteristics of our clients are contributing to inaccurate diagnostic impressions

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  • Course Description

    Poor regulation of our own biases when working with clients can have negative impacts on client care and their treatment trajectories. When asked to conceptualize client cases from a holistic perspective, we need to ask ourselves whether our own implicit biases regarding the race/physical characteristics of our clients are contributing to inaccurate diagnostic impressions. This course will focus on the growing research that exists on implicit racial bias, and the implications of implicit bias for clinical care; particularly in the service of communities of color.

  • Learning Objectives

    Upon completing this course, participants will be able to: Define and distinguish between the concepts of “Cultural Competence” versus “Cultural Humility” and their respective impacts within clinical interviewing and client care; Define and distinguish between the concepts of “Bias” versus “Implicit Bias,” and implications of both when working with clients; and more specifically, with clients of color; Identify at least one strategy for integrating and maintaining cultural self-awareness in clinical practice.


    Target Audience and Instructional Level
    This course is intended for psychologists, therapists, social workers, clinical counselors, and addiction counselors. Instructional level: Introductory

  • How To Take This Course

    In order to receive a certificate of completion reflecting the associated CE credit hour, you must:
    #1: Have an active Clearly Clinical membership
    #2: Listen to the corresponding course podcast
    #3: Achieve a passing grade on the post-presentation test (the test has up to ten questions and you must earn a score of at least 80%; you are able to re-test)
    #4: Complete the required course evaluation.

    Course requirements (including the course audio, post-test, and course evaluation) can be completed on a computer or mobile device via your Clearly Clinical account.

  • Course Format

    This high-quality and interesting course contains a one-hour, non-interactive audio podcast presentation which is available for free via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or your other favorite podcast providers. You can also listen to and download the file via our course player.

  • Commercial Support

    There is no known commercial support or conflict of interest for this CE program, presenter, sponsor, instructor, or content.

  • Certificate Access Details

    Once you've completed the course, your certificate will automatically populate in the 'Certificate' section of your account; it will also be emailed to you. Access to completion certificate will expire 365 days after issuance. Course certificates will be on file for ten (10) years from date of course completion.

Instructor

Cultural Awareness Therapist

April Tith, LMFT #96764

Multicultural Therapy Expert

April Tith, LMFT has worked extensively in community mental health settings conducting psychotherapy and advocacy using multimodal approaches to assist children and families battling mental health symptoms and struggles; often stemming from complex trauma and environmental factors. She is passionate about assisting underserved and minority populations, and has done so since the beginning of her career. April has been trained in several evidence-based practices, and also extended assistance in Quality Assurance documentation review to promote efficiency and compliance to ethical standards for clinicians. Currently, April works as a Family Court Services Specialist for the Los Angeles Superior Court, and also conducts online psychotherapy for adults through the mental health start-up Talkspace.

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