Do No Harm: Interrogating Implicit Biases as Healthcare Professionals (VIRTUAL)

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Date: September 16, 2022
Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Category: Training

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The Wayne State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Department of Psychology and School of Social Work are proud to host the 2022 James and Janice Prochaska Annual Lecture featuring keynote speakers Blanche B. Cook, JD, Curt and Linda Rodin Associate Professor of Law and Social Justice at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law and Stacey Floyd-Thomas, PhD, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Chair and Associate Professor of Ethics and Society at Vanderbilt University will present "Do No Harm: Interrogating Implicit Biases as Healthcare Professionals".

In this three-hour interactive virtual lecture, Cook and Floyd-Thomas will provide information and insight on the corrupting influence of implicit bias on service providers, the learning process, and service provision generally. We will focus on strategies, activities, and best practices to use in the service provision process to candidly and thoughtfully discuss issues related to race and racism, in general, and the impact of implicit bias on diagnosis, treatment, and care. Participants will leave with specific tools to help them more proactively facilitate service provision that is able to identify, understand, discuss, and combat racism as well as cultivate appreciation for diversity in its many forms.

As of June 1, 2022 the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) requires implicit bias training for health care professionals. This event fulfills that requirement. 

Attendees will receive the Zoom link upon completion of the RSVP.

Continuing Education: Pre-registration for CE's is requested via the RSVP form. All attendees seeking CE's must sign-in at the event and stay for the full duration. Attendees will then receive an email after the event with a short quiz and details on when they will receive their digital CE certificate.

  • 3 Psychology CE's are available to attendees for free. The Wayne State University Department of Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Wayne State University Department of Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Please direct questions about continuing education to Dr. Mark Lumley at:
  • 3 Social Work CE is available for attendees for free. This lecture has been approved by the MI Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative under CE Approval #: MICEC-0058. For details visit the Social Work Office of Continuing Education Events page. For questions email or call 313-577-9348.


  • This series is made possible in part by a generous gift from James O. Prochaska, Ph.D. and Janice M. Prochaska, Ph.D. to highlight topics related to Psychology, Social Work and the overlap between the two disciplines. The Prochaska’s are both alumni of Wayne State University (James: PhD in Clinical Psychology, 1969; Janice: Master of Social Work, 1968) and are the co-founders of Pro-Change Behavior Systems, Inc., a company dedicated to evidence-based health behavior change. James and Janice have combined their expertise in Psychology and Social Work respectively to help individuals improve their lives by making healthier choices. 
  • The 2022 Prochaska Lecture is also supported by the HRSA funded Trauma Informed Integrated Healthcare-the Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Grant (BHWET), which works to increase the comprehensiveness of patient care, especially in medically underserved communities and the SAMHSA funded Opioid Workforce Education and Training Program (OWEP), which trains social workers, psychologists, nurse practitioners and medical residents to address the current national opioid and substance use crisis by advancing the clinical practice with emphasis on populations at risk for developing or who have developed a recognized opioid or substance abuse disorder.
  • The 2022 Prochaska Lecture is also supported by the WSU School of Social Work Office of Field Education.

This implicit bias training is also available in an in-person format on September 16, 2022 from 9 am - 12 pm EST. Learn more

September 2022