Program Description: 

Mental health professionals bring knowledge and skills that support and treat patients and clients. We also bring ourselves into the work, including our stereotypes, biases and opinions. Guided by the National Association of Social Workers Ethics and Values, this training will introduce the topics of power theory and implicit bias in mental health service delivery. We will discuss tips and techniques that can help reduce biases from negatively impacting decision making.


Target audience: 
  • Physicians
Learning objectives: 

Participants who engage in this educational intervention will be able to:

  • Understand and define "Power Over" vs. "Power With"
  • Examine backgrounds, experiences and/or behaviors that influence biases.
  • Examine and explore ways to reduce implicit bias in service delivery.


Faculty & credentials: 

In accordance with the ACCME® Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, Standard 3, all in control of content must disclose any relevant financial relationships. The following in control of content had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Ryan Ayala, MSW, APSW
Psychatric Social Worker
Department of Health and Human Services
Milwaukee County


Kris Tym
Accreditation Statement
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians
Designation of Credit Statement
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity
Hours of Participation for Allied Health Professionals
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.
Session date: 
04/27/2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm CDT
Milwaukee, WI 53226
United States
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.

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