Oftentimes, we make snap judgments of people we interact with, categorizing them according to gender, social, and other characteristics. This may unintentionally lead to microaggressions, which are subtle, covert forms of discrimination.
Within a behavioral health setting, microaggressions may impact interactions with clients and colleagues, possibly leading to reduced treatment outcomes, disrupted therapeutic rapport, and a dysfunctional work environment. Therefore, during this interactive training experience, participants will learn practical strategies to identify, respond to, and mitigate the perpetuation of microaggressions within their clinical work.
- Describe the potential impacts of microaggressions in clinical work.
- Identify personal bias and organizational barriers that influence the workplace.
- Describe an evidenced-based framework for responding to cultural bias within clinical settings.
Sponsor: Maryland's Commitment to Veterans