Friday, October 13, 2017
Everyone is biased, no matter how open-minded or educated and regardless of political beliefs; it’s an inevitable aspect of being human. Also known as unconscious bias, implicit bias can be positive or negative and can come in many forms, including innate tendencies as well as internalized beliefs, about a variety of cultural facets. Regardless of their form, if you’re not aware of them, the more trouble they might cause in your professional (as well as personal) relationships.
In this training, Victoria explains the causes and types of implicit bias, then focuses on helping attendees better understand and begin addressing their own. The training will also help attendees understand how implicit bias may show up in the practice of psychotherapy, and offer suggestions on how to work with biases in clients.
Victoria Herzog is a licensed marriage and family therapist, clinical supervisor, trainer, and consultant who specializes in working with teens, families, couples, and young adults in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. As an immigrant with a multicultural background, she provides Culturally Inclusive Therapy and is knowledgeable about a variety of cultural aspects including implicit bias, acculturation gaps, and socioeconomic, religious, and racial/ethnic differences, as well as sexual and gender minorities. Victoria worked for many years in community agencies, schools, and a reproductive clinic for teens and young adults before opening a full-time practice in Novato.
Time: Networking is from 11:30 to 12:00 p.m. Presentation begins at 12:00 pm and ends at 2:00 p.m.
CEUs: This workshop meets the qualifications for 2 CEUs for LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs and LPCCs. These will be provided by Marin CAMFT (CEP # 56895), which is approved by CAMFT to sponsor CE for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs. Marin CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program and its contents contact Laurie Buntain, Continuing Education Director for more information.