In order to effectively work with clients, social work practitioners must be aware of their own biases. This course explores clinical biases and effective ways to improve decision-making and ultimately reduce bias.
Course created on August 8, 2022
Course Type: Video, Audio
CE/CEU Offered: AK/1.0; AL/1.0; AR/1.0; ASWB ACE/1.0 Clinical; AZ/1.0; CA/1.0; CE Broker/1.0 General (FL), Continuing Education (OH), Continuing Education By A Social Worker (SC), Category I Social Work (WV), CE Broker #20-934108; CO/1.0; CT/1.0; DC/1.0; DE/1.0; FL/1.0; GA/1.0; HI/1.0; IA/1.0; IACET/0.1; ID/1.0; IL/1.0; IN/1.0; KS/1.0; KY/1.0; LA/1.0; MA/1.0; MD/1.0; ME/1.0; MI/1.0; MN/1.0; MO/1.0; MS/1.0; MT/1.0; NC/1.0; ND/1.0; NE/1.0; NH/1.0; NJ (ASWB ACE)/1.0; NM/1.0; NV/1.0; NY-Contact Hours/1.0 Self-Study; OH/1.0; OK/1.0; OR/1.0; PA/1.0; RI/1.0; SC/1.0; SD/1.0; TN/1.0; TX/1.0; UT/1.0; VA/1.0; VT/1.0; WA/1.0; WI/1.0; WV/1.0; WY/1.0
- After this course, participants will be able to develop self-awareness regarding their own reasoning style.
- After this course, participants will be able to consider at least three cognitive biases/heuristics.
- After this course, participants will be able to evaluate and improve decision-making by considering strategies for reducing bias.
|5-10 Minutes||Formulating Hypotheses|
|10-15 Minutes||The Basis for Bias|
|15-25 Minutes||Common Clinical Biases|
|25-40 Minutes||Confirmation bias/Hindsight bias|
|40-55 Minutes||Strategies for Reducing Bias|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
DSW LICSW, LCSW-C
Dr. Michelle Gricus is a licensed clinical social worker. She completed her Bachelor of Social Work at the College of St. Benedict in Minnesota, her Master of Social Work at the University of Houston in Texas, and she earned a Doctor of Social Work (DSW) at St. Catherine University/University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. Dr. Gricus is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland, where she teaches courses across the social work curriculum. In addition, she has taught and trained new and experienced human service providers and is passionate about preparing professionals to provide ethical, person-centered, and culturally sensitive practices. Dr. Gricus’ research interests center around professional behavior, practice violations, and professional regulation.
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New Jersey Social Workers - Individual Course Approval
Identifying Clinical Biases, course number 4652, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by Continued Social Work as an individual course. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 01/25/2023-01/25/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 Clinical continuing education credits.
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