© 2020 Implicit Bias from the Outside-In

Continuing Education Information:

Working with Racism, Sexism, Homophobia and Other Forms of Unconscious Bias: An Internal Family Systems Approach


Presenter(s):

Kate Lingren, LICSW

Percy Ballard, MD

David Hoffman, Esq.


Program fee: $125


Program outline:

8:30 – 9:00 – Registration and coffee, tea, etc.

9:00 – 9:30 – Meditation and Introductions

9:30 – 10:00 – Social Identity Circle, Debrief

10:00 – 10:30 – Implicit Association Test, Riddle, Debrief

10:30 – 10:40 – Break

10:40 – 11:15 – Introduction to Implicit Bias

11:15 – 12:30 – Introduction to Bigotry-from-the-Outside-In: An IFS Implicit Bias Model 

12:30 – 1:30 – Lunch

1:30 – 2:00 – Debrief and Q&A 

2:00 – 2:30 – Privilege Walk

2:30 – 3:15 – Meditation / Reflection on Internal Bias Using IFS

3:15 – 3:30 – Break

3:30 – 4:30 – Fish Bowl Role Play and Debrief

4:30 – 5:00 – Q&A and Summing Up

Content/Description-

This course will teach about implicit (or unconscious) bias: where it comes from and how it is absorbed.

We will teach via examples of racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ageism and weight bias.

We teach about the role of shame in keeping biased beliefs out of our conscious awareness.

We will then give an overview of the Internal Family Systems model of psychotherapy and how we can

use this model to understand bias and to access biased beliefs in order to help heal and unburden them.

We then show examples via role plays of unconscious bias being expressed in interactions and discuss in

terms of what went wrong in a particular role play and how we might be able to have these conversations

in a more Self led way, a basic tenet of communication in the IFS model of therapy.

Included in the day is an experiential exercise where participants will be able to access some of their own

unconscious biased beliefs, work with them as potential protector parts (in the context of IFS theory and

practice), and go to the vulnerable belief or feeling that the biased belief may have been protecting. We

guide a helpful experience to integrate the work throughout the participants internal experience toward

the goal of greater Self leadership in relationships and in the world.

We end the day by facilitating role plays with participants around situations they may have experienced

that felt difficult or triggering around a biased part in themselves or a biased part in another person. This

is a very active group activity that is often experienced as a very powerful learning.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Participants will be able to describe implicit or unconscious bias and list ways in which we absorb biased beliefs in our culture.

  2. Participants will be able to describe the Internal Family Systems model of psychotherapy.

  3. Participants will demonstrate competence in using basic terminology of the Internal Family Systems model.

  4. Participants will be able to describe the role of shame as a barrier in accessing biased beliefs.

  5. Participants will be able to demonstrate the difference between “parts led” communication and “Self

    led communication around bias.

  6. Participants will have an opportunity to identify one or more of their own previously unconscious

    biased beliefs, understand this as a protector, access the vulnerability being protected, and bring some healing to both the vulnerable part and the protector.


Target audience: Mental Health Professionals, Law Professionals, Social Justice Workers

 

APA (American Psychological Association) Level: Beginning Level

 

Number of CEs/Continuing Education Hours offered:

Grievance Policy

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) seeks to ensure equitable treatment of every
person and to make every attempt to resolve grievances in a fair manner. Please submit a
written grievance to: your name, email, and phone. Grievances would receive, to the best of our
ability, corrective action in order to prevent further problems.

Accommodations for the Differently Abled

The training facility is handicap accessible. Individuals needing special accommodations, please contact:

Audrey Lee, JD

alee@blc.law

617.439.4700 x2

It is the participant's responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state. 


Continuing Education Credit is pending through Commonwealth Educational Seminars for the
following professions: 

 

Psychologists:
Commonwealth Educational Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association
to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars
maintains responsibility for these programs and their content.

 

Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors:
Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for
Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Please visit CES CE
CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LPCs/LMHCs. CES maintains responsibility for
this program and its content.

 

Social Workers:
Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for
Social Workers. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for Social
Workers. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

 

Social Workers – New York State

Commonwealth Educational Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education
Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for
licensed social workers. #SW-0444.

 

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists:
Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are
covered for LMFTs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.