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The ‘Brainy’ Practitioner: Integrating Neuroscience into Practice

The ‘Brainy’ Practitioner: Integrating Neuroscience into Practice More events...

May 19, 2017 - 9:00am

Join the National Association of Social Workers Ohio Chapter for their upcoming conference on implicit bias.

Research on the connection between neuroscience and mental health has boomed in recent years. To better train social workers and related professions on the subject, NASW Ohio invites you to join their The “Brainy” Practitioner conference.

This conference focuses on the intersection of neuroscience and practice with a focus on bias. According to the OSU Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, “implicit bias refers to the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner. These biases, which encompass both favorable and unfavorable assessments, are activated involuntarily and without an individual’s awareness or intentional control. Residing deep in the subconscious, these biases are different from known biases that individuals may choose to conceal for the purposes of social and/or political correctness.” Implicit biases can cause differential health care treatment, disproportionate contact with the corrections system, and community disparities. To understand implicit bias, the brain must be understood.

Social workers can earn 6 CEUs for the entire day including 3 hours of ethics and 3 hours of supervision.

Click here to register and learn more!