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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Embracing Diversity to Improve Care

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Presented by Dr. Emmanuel Cherilien

Recorded on Friday, September 13, 2022

When attended in full, offers 1.5 CEs for Psychologists, 1.5  IL CEUs for Counselors and Social Workers, 1.5 BBS CEUs for Counselors and Social Workers, 1.5 CPDs for School Psychologists, 1.5 PDCs for Human Resource Professionals

Workshop Description:

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are often viewed only through the narrow lens of overt, outrageous acts. Developing cultural competence within healthcare is critical to go beyond discrimination to examining how social and economic forces impact the structure of healthcare and its delivery for the individual. The health inequities laid bare by the COVID-19 pandemic compelled health professionals to learn how to best engage in, sustain, and deepen conversations on diversity, equity, and inclusion (Muldoon, 2022). Cultural competency trainings incorporate awareness and structural education for healthcare providers and healthcare systems to recognize how symptom expression, clinical problems, diseases, attitudes, and delivery of care are influenced by social determinants of health (Bishop et al., 2022). This specific training will highlight unconscious bias and microaggressions to assist participants to create healthcare environments that embrace diversity and different perspectives. 

The goal of this training is to inspire program participants to be active change agents within their industry. This Cultural Competency workshop will assist healthcare professionals positively impact employee engagement, promote team collaboration, and improve the patient care experience. Healthcare practitioners will be able to use the resources in this workshop to evaluate their organizational culture, inform their practices, and to create an inclusive environment where everyone feels respected, valued, and welcomed. This training will emphasize unconscious biases and the impact of microaggressions. This anti-bias approach encourages participants to challenge racism, sexism, and discriminations whole learning how to be agents of social change. Our training will emphasize the critical areas: self-awareness; identify racism, sexism, and discriminations within healthcare institutions and practices; and evaluate diverse perspectives to become more culturally competent and empathetic.

Learning Objectives:

After attending this introductory-level program, participants will be able to:

+ evaluate their organizational culture and better inform their practices;

+ create an inclusive environment where everyone feels respected, valued, and welcomed; 

+ recognize their own unconscious biases and microaggressions;  

+ challenge racism, sexism, and discrimination.

Program Standards and Goals:

This program meets APA’s continuing education Standard 1.2:

Program content focuses on ethical, legal, statutory or regularity policies, guidelines, and standards that influence psychological practice, education, and research.

This program meets APA’s continuing education Goal 2:

Program will enable psychologists to keep pace with the most current scientific evidence regarding assessment, prevention, intervention, and/or education as well as important relevant legal, statutory, leadership, or regulatory issues.

Workshop Pricing:

General Admission — $40.00

TCSPP Students/Staff- $20.00

TCSPP Students and Staff should email officeofce@thechicagoschool.edu

References:

Bishop,K.L.,Abbruzzese,L.D.,Adeniran,R.K.,Dunleavy,K.,Maxwell,B.,Oluwole-Sangoseni,O.,…&Thurston,L. 

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Cook, S. C., Spitzer-Shohat, S., Williams, J. S., Battle, B. A., Jackson, J., & Chin, M. H. (2022). Critical theory, culture change, and achieving health equity in health care settings. Academic Medicine, 97(7), 977-988. 

Muldoon, K. M. (2022). IMPROVing communication about diversity, equity, and inclusion in health professions education. The Anatomical Record, 305(4), 1000-1018. 

Purnell, L. D., & Fenkl, E. A. (2019). Transcultural diversity and health care. In Handbook for culturally competent care (pp. 1-6). Springer, Cham. 

Spector, N. D., Asante, P. A., Marcelin, J. R., Poorman, J. A., Larson, A. R., Salles, A., … & Silver, J. K. (2019). Womenin pediatrics: progress, barriers, and opportunities for equity, diversity, and inclusion. Pediatrics, 144(5). 

Williams, D. R., & Wyatt, R. (2015). Racial bias in health care and health: challenges and opportunities. Jama, 314(6), 555-556. 

Wong,W.F.,LaVeist,T.A.,&Sharfstein,J.M.(2015).Achievinghealthequitybydesign.Jama,313(14),1417-1418. 

Continuing Education:

Target Audience: All mental health disciplines. Graduate students welcome.

Psychologists. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 1.5 continuing education credits. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is also committed to conducting all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. Please address questions, concerns and any complaints to OfficeofCE@thechicagoschool.edu. There is no commercial support for this program nor are there any relationships between the CE Sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants, or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest.

Social Workers. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 1.5 hours of continuing education. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is licensed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) to provide continuing education programming for social workers. License Number: 159.001036

School Psychologists: This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 1.5 hours of continuing professional development.

Human Resource Professionals: This program, when attended in its entirety, is avalible for 1.5 hours of professional development credits.

Participation Certificate. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is able to provide students and other participants who simply wish to have documentation of their attendance at the program a participation certificate.

Non Psychologists. Most licensing boards accept Continuing Education Credits sponsored by the American Psychological Association, but non-psychologists are recommended to consult with their specific state-licensing board to ensure that APA-sponsored CE is acceptable.

*Participants must attend 100% of the program in order to obtain a Certificate of Attendance.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.