We are all susceptible to harnessing implicit associations about others based on their characteristics. Implicit biases occur on an unconscious level. It’s what we do with this behavior once we are aware of it that makes a difference. The great thing about learned behavior is that we can also relearn/retrain our brain. The more we read about implicit bias and the more we discuss it the more we become aware of our own implicit biases and correct others on theirs, especially when we work with a diverse population. As clinical social workers, it’s especially important that you have continued education on implicit bias to continue to recognize yours.
In this workshop you’ll have the opportunity to listen to the lived experiences of an undocumented/DACA recipient as a patient. How implicit bias and racial trauma have played a role in her experience as an immigrant. You will see a glimpse through her lens with the hope that it continues to motivate you to improve your care and professional practices/skills to better serve immigrant and refugee clients. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions, and the speaker will answer questions based on her mental and emotional capacity to answer them in the moment.
PresenterRocío Carrion is a Harvard Graduate at the Education Leadership, Organizations, and Entrepreneurship Master’s program. She obtained her business certificate from the University of Washington and is the Executive Director of, I AM Empowerment, LLC and the co-founder of the widely known and utilized Respuesta Comunatia Latinx al COVID-19 en Washington. She is the former Campaign Director of MomsRising, radio host for Aquí y Aquí, and Executive Board Member to the College Success Foundation. She currently sits on the Yakima City Council Community Integration Committee, YWCA Social Justice Committee, and is a Board of Director for the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Her company has served over 16,000 individuals and has held over 90 programs. She is a BIPoC+ Liberation Leader and an Advocate Trainer that focuses on teaching youth how to speak with legislators and senators in Washington, D.C.
Friday, November 5, 2021
Program: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, pst
40-minute presentation and 20 minute Q&A
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Washington State Society for Clinical Social Work
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