Oftentimes, we make snap judgments of people we interact with, categorizing them according to various characteristics. This may unintentionally lead to microaggressions—which are subtle, covert forms of discrimination that may have detrimental impacts on interactions with clients or co-workers. During this introductory training, practical strategies to help identify microaggressions and the actions we can take to mitigate them will be discussed. Additionally, coping strategies for those who experience microaggressions will be identified. Together we will engage in self-reflection and focus on how we can come together to create more inclusive environments and workplaces.
- Describe unconscious bias and microaggressions.
- Discuss potential impacts of microaggressions in clinical work, in supervision, and within the workplace.
- List strategies for improving cultural awareness to mitigate discrimination.
Discussion will include:
- Crawford Bias Reduction Theory
- Perspective and Blind Spots
- Microagression Categories
- Practitioner Self-Assessment
- Strategies for Moving from Dialogue to Action
Developed by: Ryan C. Warner, PhD