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Strengthening Cultural Humility Dismantling Implicit Bias for Birth Professionals - (IB 101)

What you'll get:

  • 75 minute (approx.) online course

Presenter Name: Dr. Sayida Peprah, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Birth Doula

Presentation Description: Studies have identified implicit bias and lack of culturally appropriate care as a contributor to maternal health disparities among marginalized and minority communities.  Mitigating implicit bias among providers has been identified as a strategy to improve client/patient-provider communication and service/treatment decisions, contributing to improved quality of care and outcomes.  Participants will have the opportunity to broaden their awareness of their personal cultural script and implicit biases (subtle, unconscious assumptions about others).  Participants will also be equipped with tools to engage with pregnant, birthing and postpartum clients with increased cultural sensitivity and humility.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define cultural humility, implicit and explicit bias
  2. Identify and assess personal implicit biases (subtle, unconscious, assumptions)
  3. Utilize techniques to engage in culturally sensitive and humble ways with pregnant, birthing and postpartum individuals

 Content Outline:

  1. Introduction: Inspiration and Overview
  2. Foundations of Cultural Humility and Implicit Bias
  3. Cultural Scripts and Worldview
  4. The Psychology Behind Prejudice, Stereotyping and Bias
  5. Bringing it Home…Examples from the Field
  6. Strengthening Cultural Humility and Dismantling Implicit Bias as a Way of Life
  7. Homework

*You have 30 days to complete the course once you begin.  

**Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are not offered for this course.