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Workshop: Implicit Bias Training

April 29, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulation (LARA)

“When do I have to meet the requirements for the completion of
Implicit Bias training?”

Rule 338.7004 requires licensees to complete training in implicit bias awareness. This training requirement will need to be completed prior
to license renewal in 2023.

April 29, 2023


$75.00 (MMHCA Members only)

$125.00 (Non-Members)

ZOOM Meeting: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This program is offered for 2 NBCC Hours

Approved Credit: 2 NBCC HOURS

“MMHCA has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2064. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.MMHCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.”

This course is approved as related to substance use disorder by the Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (MCBAP).

The Presenter, Dr.Quentin R. Tyler, PhD, 

Is an Associate Dean and Director, Office of Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Acting Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Administration – College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State University.  Multi-award winning, multifaceted master visionary with a stellar record of success developing and operationalizing strategies and programs that engage and unite diverse missions and organizations. Skilled at creating a compelling vision, communicating a call to action, and building high-performing teams enthusiastic about achieving organization objectives. Recognized community leader and public speaker with well-rounded academic background, practical knowledge of and experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Objectives (per Rule 338.7004) 

(1) Provided information on implicit bias, equitable access to health care, serving a diverse population, diversity and inclusion initiatives, and cultural sensitivity.

(2) Discussed strategies to remedy the negative impact of implicit bias by recognizing and understanding how it impacts perception, judgment, and actions that may result in inequitable decision making, failure to effectively communicate, and result in barriers and disparities in the access to and delivery of health care services.

(3) The historical basis and present consequences of implicit biases based on an individual’s characteristics.

(4) Discussion of current research on implicit bias in the access to and delivery of health care services

What Training is About: In this workshop, Dr. Quentin Tyler will provide professionals in the counseling fields substantive training regarding the issue of implicit bias and how it relates to their areas of practice.  In response to the Public Health Crisis that is racism, the Michigan legislature has required all healthcare professionals to receive training on the topic of implicit bias.  Specific areas to be covered include how implicit bias is defined, historical trauma, the manifestation of implicit bias on the micro, mezzo and macrolevels, intersectionality, the power structures and processes that cultivate a culture of bias, micro-assaults, microinsults, micro-preventions, micro-validations, micro-interventions, strategies for mitigating implicit bias by applying reduction skills to case studies and personal biased experiences, development of an action plan for implementing learning so it’s sustainable and transferable.

Information: James Blundo Executive Director MMHCA – mmhcabi@gmail.com


April 29, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Virtual- via ZOOM