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First Friday Forum: Identity, Privilege, Bias: How Do I “Show Up” As a Clinician?
Metro State St. Paul Campus Library - Ecolab Room, located on 3rd floor
645 East Seventh Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
Friday, December 06, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT
Category: First Friday Forums

Identity, Privilege, Bias: How Do I “Show Up” As a Clinician?

Friday, December 6, 2019

Registration: 8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Program: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Friday Forums are cosponsored with the Metropolitan State University Psychology Department.

About the Program

The wealth of research on implicit bias confirms that healthcare professionals demonstrate biases around social identities, including race, class, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, etc. While many psychologists know they hold implicit biases, they don’t always do a good job of examining how these biases actually show up in their work with clients and with each other. This interactive session will explore what it means for a psychologist to bring a power and privilege lens to their work, why it is critically important to clients and colleagues that this lens is used, and how psychologists can hold themselves accountable for actively working against bias in all their interactions.

This session is at the introductory level and is designed for psychologists and other mental health professionals.

This session qualifies for 3.0 continuing education credits. You must attend the full 3-hour program to get continuing education credit for the event.

Participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize the importance of social identities in all aspects of one’s psychological practice.
  2. Recognize how implicit biases affect one’s clinical and professional interactions and how using a power and privilege lens can minimize bias.
  3. Apply a power and privilege lens to all aspects of one’s practice.

About the Presenter:

Anne Phibbs, Ph.D., is the Founder and President of Strategic Diversity Initiatives. Anne served as GLBT Student Services Director at Metropolitan State University, and at the University of Minnesota she served as Director of the GLBTA Programs Office and Director of Education in the Office for Equity and Diversity. Anne built a diversity and inclusion leadership program at the University of Minnesota, with a focus on emotional intelligence and is certified in the EQ-i2.0 and EQ360 method. Anne earned her Ph.D. in Philosophy and Feminist Studies from the University of Minnesota and lives in Minneapolis.

The speaker has indicated they do not have any conflicts of interest.

The Minnesota Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Minnesota Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

ACCESSIBILITY ACCOMMODATIONS:  If you need disability related accommodations, including parking, to make this event accessible, please contact the Metropolitan State University Center for Accessibility Resources, 651-793-1549, or [email protected]

To Register:

Online registration is now closed. Walk-ups are welcome.

Click here to download a PDF registration form and flyer.

Walk-up registrations are welcome the day of, but pre-registration is preferred.

Pricing MPA Member Non-Member Student
Early Bird Registration - Register by November 29 $45 $65 $15
Regular Registration - Register after November 29 $55 $75 $25


Refund/Cancellation Policy: A 100% refund will be made if the event is cancelled. Refunds, less a $5 handling free, will be given if a written cancellation is received at least two working days before the scheduled program begins. Transfer of fee to another program is granted if written cancellation notice is received at least one day before the program. No refund or transfer is given the day of the program.

Diversity Statement

The Minnesota Psychological Association actively encourages the participation of all psychologists regardless of age, creed, race, ethnic background, gender, socio-economic status, region of residence, physical or mental status, political beliefs, religious or spiritual affiliation, and sexual or affectional orientation.Although we are an organization of individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds, the Minnesota Psychological Association also recognizes our core unifying identities as Psychologists who practice in America. We also recognize that we may hold unintentional attitudes and beliefs that influence our perceptions of and interactions with others. Within this context of unity and self-exploration, we are committed to increasing our sensitivity to all aspects of diversity as well as our knowledge and appreciation of the unique qualities of different cultures and backgrounds.We aspire to becoming alert to aspects of diversity, previously unseen or unacknowledged in our culture. In this spirit, we are committed to collaborating with multicultural groups to combat racism and other forms of prejudice as we seek to promote diversity in our society. To this end, we are dedicated to increasing our multicultural competencies and effectiveness as educators, researchers, administrators, policy makers, and practitioners.