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How our Unconscious Biases Toward Racial & Sexual Minorities are Affecting Clients & What to Do

Racial and sexual minorities experience barriers in accessing healthcare that may impact their overall health outcomes. This timely presentation will invite you to look at any implicit bias and behaviours that you bring into the clinical setting that could that negatively promote healthcare disparities.

You will learn how to self-evaluate and how to implement best practices to avoid and correct any biased treatment of your patients.


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Whitney Howzell, PhD, LMSW, MEd, MPH, CSAT
1 Hour 03 Minutes
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Oct 16, 2020
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Dr. Whitney Howzell, PhD, LMSW, MEd, MPH, CSAT, is a dynamic, highly motivated, and conscientious leader with a depth of knowledge and experience in social work, sociology, and sexology. Dr. Howzell is a licensed social worker, holds masters degrees in clinical social work, public health, education, and a Ph. D in Human Sexuality Studies. She is the Executive Clinical Director at the Claudia Black Young Adult Center at The Meadows in Arizona.

Dr. Howzell has extensive experience and training in gender related issues, attachment, sexual orientation, relationship communication, and sexual trauma. Much of Dr. Howzell’s work centered on treating adolescents and families with behavioral and emotional issues, sexual compulsive behavior, sexual trauma, and couples with relational issues. She is an empathic therapist who is passionate about mental health, raising awareness about sexual health, and providing excellent patient care.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Whitney Howzell is the executive director at the Claudia Black Young Adult Center at The Meadows Behavioral Health.
Non-financial: Whitney Howzell is a member of the Pennsylvania Society of Clinical Social Work.

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  1. Differentiate at least 3 types of common provider bias, including microaggressions and overt discrimination toward patients.
  2. Utilize tools to evaluate your personal bias.
  3. Integrate best practices to prevent and/or correct biased treatment of patients.


Historical and contemporary examples of provider bias

  • Bias as a contributor to health disparities
  • The occurrence of trauma because of bias

Types of Common Provider Bias

  • Microaggressions
  • Overt discrimination

Tools and Best Practices

  • Self-assessment tools to uncover bias that could impact your practice
  • How to implement best practices to correct and prevent biased treatment in practice

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Therapists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals


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