Session 1: Delivering Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Care in a Mental Health Setting
Unconscious Bias for Healthcare and Mental Health Professionals is the first session of the larger series Delivering Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Care in a Community Mental Health Setting. The goal of this series is to enhance treatment through meaningful therapeutic services via interpretation including how to be culturally appropriate with an emphasis on ethical considerations.
Please see Session 1 information below:
Session 1: Unconscious Bias for Healthcare and Mental Health Professionals
By the end of this session, the learner will be able to:
- Describe the effects of unconscious bias and identify two ways it can present in everyday interactions with patients, students, colleagues, and team members.
- State two critical decisions in a clinical setting where results can be impacted by the unconscious mind.
- Identify two relationships where personal and structural unconscious biases may reside across the organization.
- Name at least one way that bias can impact care and treatment, especially in the treatment of opioid use disorders (heroin, prescription medication, etc.).
- Identify two strategies to correct and mitigate personal unconscious biases and practice more conscious awareness.
Funding for this initiative was made possible by grant no. 6H79TI080816 and grant no. 5UR1TI080208-03 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.