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Social Work Alumni CE Training


Focus: Implicit Bias

Date and Time: May 9, 2022 | 11 AM – 1 PM

Platform: Zoom

Presenter: Dr. Sarah Bartzen


This presentation will focus on implicit bias. Understanding and addressing implicit bias on the individual and institutional levels are critical for social work practitioners. In this training implicit bias will be defined and examples of bias will be discussed to illustrate how bias impacts individuals, groups, communities, and organizations. There will be an emphasis on how to identify bias individually and how self-reflection is necessary to understand and address this bias. Individual and systemic interventions to identify, recognize, and address bias will be shared for attendees to use in practice. This training will use exercises and small and large group discussions. 

Learning Outcomes:

1. Describe the importance of understanding implicit bias

2. Identify implicit bias and how it influences practice.

3. Utilize individual and institutional interventions to identify and address implicit bias.

These trainings are only open to our BSW and MSW graduates and current Social Work students.  These trainings will be free or low cost and will be held via zoom to accommodate many geographic locations.  These trainings will be approved for CE credit by the Michigan NASW.  If you practice outside of Michigan, you may need to get additional approval from your local approving body.