Continuing Education in Social Work
Implicit Bias: Considerations & Practical Applications
Central Michigan University offers a two-hour interactive training on implicit bias that meets State of Michigan requirements for healthcare and mental healthcare professionals. This asynchronous course will explore the definitions of implicit bias, the historical impact of implicit bias on marginalized individuals and explore interventions to reduce bias in your work and community settings. Participants will engage in problem solving through discussion posts, explore the definitions of implicit bias, cultural humility, and equity and apply these concepts to real world examples.
At the end of this presentation, you will be able to:
- Define implicit bias in the context of equitable access to healthcare & mental healthcare.
- Understand the best practices in serving diverse populations.
- Implement diversity and inclusion initiatives.
- Identify and describe cultural sensitivity in clinical practice.
- Describe, in depth, their own social identities.
- Discuss how implicit biases impact human behavior.
- Recognize personal biases and be able to interrupt and counteract them.
This course meets the State of Michigan requirements for 2.0 hours of training (Continuing Medical Education approved) and is offered in an asynchronous online format so that you can learn at your own pace. Take a pretest, watch a module and respond to your peers and the instructor in an interactive discussion board. Obtain a certificate of completion for licensure renewal and apply for CME credit for qualified healthcare professionals. The course fee is $79.99.