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Understanding and Countering Bias in Professional and Personal Environments

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 4:30 PM


This workshop is eligible for 6.75 hours of clinical continuing education for LCSW, approved by NASW. It will be a thrilling and engaging day covering many topics regarding diversity and bias in all facets of life. Class will start promptly at 9:30am. Lunch break (not provided) will be approximately 12:30-1:30pm. Course evaluations will be held at the end of workshop. Course material summary: Recent social and political polarization has stressed individuals, families, and communities alike. People in public service or health care careers are in unique environments where professionalism equates to objectivity, tolerance and advocacy of social justice. However, it can be an uncomfortable surprise when an individual trained to be respectful is suddenly struggling to interact or understand clients, patients, co-workers, or people in our personal lives who have opposing value systems. How do we cope with our personal battle of recognizing there are limits to our tolerance? How do we find common ground with people whose attitudes are in opposition to ours? How can we find a way to hear another when we are actively engaging in mindsets and behaviors that reject their perspective because we want to protect our own moral values and world-views? We will explore the research from social psychology to help us 1) recognize some of the predictable patterns in human decision-making, 2) understand why and how people deny others and deceive themselves, and 3) use interactive and experiential methods to learn how to avoid these cognitive traps for use with clients and in our professional and personal lives.   FAQs   What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? Parking is available downtown surrounding the Library. Designated parking lot is across Wall St.   How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Logistical questions: Andie     andierawlinson@gmail.com Content questions: Andria     woodella13@gmail.com   What's the refund policy? Full refund up to 30 days in advance.   Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? Strongly recommended.   Can I update my registration information? Yes, please utilize Eventbrite services.   Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable? Yes, tickets are transferrable but subject to possible Eventbrite fees. Please contact us at least 48 hours prior to event if continuing credits are to be issued.   How do I receive continuing education credits if I am not a LCSW? Review your agency's CE approval policy. Some agencies will allow you to provide course syllabus for approval. Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends? Yes, but only if there are no continuing education credits to be issued.  Please contact us at least 48 hours prior to event if continuing credits are to be issued for a name change.

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