Cultural Humility Series, Part II: Social Class Bias and the Negative Impact on Treatment Outcomes

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Any Time
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
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Cost Range
FREE to $25.00
Everyone can participate in the webinar for free. Members of NAADAC receive a Certificate of Completion for CEs for FREE by watching all of this webinar and passing an online CE quiz ($25 for non-members).

Host And Instructor

National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)
Anthony Rivas, EdD, LMFT, LAC, MAC, SAP & Bita Rivas, EdD, LPC, LMFT, LAC, MAC
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C.E. Credit for NAADAC - The Association for Addiction Professionals: 2.00
Specialization: Qualified Addictions Professional
The CE certificate for this webinar will be available after the webinar takes place. NAADAC Members will be prompted to register for the CE quiz for free, while non-members will be prompted to pay a $25 processing fee to access the quiz. Upon passing the CE quiz, a CE Certificate will be immediately available to download in your profile.

Training Overview Description

This presentation examines the role a counselor’s implicit socio-economic status ("SES”) bias may play in treatment disparities and whether training can effectively reduce clinician biases. Current literature indicates clinician biases negatively impact clients & treatment outcomes. This evidence suggests that one possible cause is implicit social class bias. This session will be a mixture of current literature review on social class bias, culturally competent counseling, and national trends in substance use disorders, mental health diagnoses, and utilizing experiential activities. This presentation is designed to educate supervisors and clinicians in the adverse effect class bias can have on the therapeutic relationship.

Learning Objectives

  • Educate supervisors & clinicians on the adverse effect class bias can have on the therapeutic relationship.
  • Increase awareness of the clinician’s ability to identify social class biases and to address this bias in their professional settings.
  • Create an open and honest dialogue regarding SES bias and awareness within the target audience to act as a catalyst for advocacy within the profession.

Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters. Live closed captioning is available and the captioning capabilities are in compliance with the practices defined in Worldwide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.

CE Credits

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Event-specific Details

This training could be applied to multiple areas of the Alaska Qualified Addictions Professional (QAP) certification. Contact the Alaska Commission for Behavioral Health Certification (Ask for Dabney Van Liere, Executive Director) at 907-332-4333 or email for specific information.