Microaggression as an Ethical Issue in Clinical Practice

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Target Audience

Social workers, psychologists, licensed professional counselors, educators, school personnel, mental health professionals, clinicians, health and human service practitioners, and other health care professionals.

Description

Microaggressions have been defined as brief everyday exchanges, often unintentional and automatic, that send negative messages to individuals because of their group membership (e.g., due to race, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability). The term microaggression is an emerging one in the helping professions and can be useful in understanding barriers to a well-intentioned clinician’s ability to engage therapeutically with clients across a spectrum of differences. Throughout the various codes of ethics, there is a universal mandate to provide culturally sensitive care to clients. Yet, when microaggressions are unknowingly committed by the helping professional, communication suffers and credibility is lost with the client, which impedes the therapeutic process and may lead to early termination of services. Clinicians are therefore ethically compelled to enhance their understanding of microaggressions and work to minimize their occurrence when interacting with clients. Clinicians engage with a cross-section of society and therefore have a particular need to understand what microaggressions are, how they impact clients, and how they themselves have experienced or perpetrated microaggressions. NOTE: This program may be counted towards ethics requirements for license renewal.

Faculty
M. Theresa Palmer, LCSW, LMFT, AAMFT Approved Supervisor
Clinical Associate Professor
Coordinator of Field Education
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Schools of Social Work
Winston-Salem Program

This presenter is being supported through a partnership between UNC-CH School of Social Work and the NCAHEC Program.

Webinar Information
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Objectives

  • Develop an understanding of microaggressions across a spectrum of differences (e.g., race, gender, sexual orientation);
  • Explore sections of major clinical codes of ethics relevant to the importance of understanding and attending to microaggressions;
  • Identify the benefits of becoming more attentive to microaggressions occurring in the therapeutic setting;
  • Explore possible strategies for creating a greater awareness of microaggression as clinicians and possible responses when the clinician has engaged in a microaggression.

Contact

Gabriela Staley, MEd

Sessions

Status
Open
Presenter(s)
M. Theresa Palmer, MSW
Date(s)
Dec 1, 2021
Time
9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Check-In Time
9:00 AM
Credit
3.00 - Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists
0.30 - CEU
3.00 - Contact Hours
3.00 - NBCC Hours
Location
Charlotte AHEC
Room
Live Webinar
Details
Status
Filled
Date(s)
Dec 1, 2021
Time
9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Location
Charlotte AHEC
Room
Live Webinar
Fees
$64.00
Registration Fee.
Credits
0.30
CEU
3.00
Contact Hours
3.00
Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists
3.00
NBCC Hours