Addressing Implicit Bias and Microaggressions

Addressing Implicit Bias and Microaggressions


Recorded Webinar - 2 hours

CE Credit

2 CE for Psychologists (nationwide) | 2 CE for Social Workers (New York, Virginia & DC)

Intended For

Mental Health Professionals and Trainees. Child, Adolescent, and Adult Providers

During this workshop, participants will examine the definition and theoretical underpinnings of implicit bias. They will also explore how implicit bias emerges in interpersonal interactions in the form of microaggressions; brief exchanges that send denigrating messages to individuals of socially marginalized groups. Experiencing microaggressions can have a deleterious impact on emotional health, including depressive symptoms, negative affect, and lowered self-esteem.

Microaggressions and other forms of bias that occur in healthcare settings may particularly affect individuals’ self-worth and willingness to seek mental health treatment. As such, mental health professionals need to be able to identify microaggressions and other forms of bias, understand how microaggressions impact recipients, and engage in corrective action when microaggressions occur.

Through this workshop, participants gain an awareness of their own implicit biases and learn to better recognize language and actions that may demonstrate microaggressions in the therapeutic relationship.  By developing stronger cultural competence, participants are better able to understand the experiences of their clients and the role microaggressions may be having on their mental health.

Presented by: Celeste M. Malone, PhD, MS

Celeste M. Malone, PhD, MS, is an associate professor and coordinator of the school psychology program at Howard University. She received her doctorate in school psychology from Temple University, and she completed a postdoctoral fellowship in child clinical and pediatric psychology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Celeste’s research addresses the development of multicultural competence through education and training, diversification of the profession of school psychology, and the relationship between culturally responsive practice and pre-K–12 student outcomes. Celeste is the 2022–2023 NASP President and, notably, is the second person of color to ever serve in this role.


Professionals – $50.

Students – $35


CE and CME Information:  

2 CEs for Psychologists (nationwide), 2 CE for Social Workers (New York, Virginia & DC)

This training may qualify for cultural competency and implicit bias credit. Please check with your board to determine eligibility.


At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to

  • Define implicit bias
  • Describe the relationship between implicit bias and microaggressions
  • Discuss how microaggressions impact individuals’ mental health
  • Distinguish between helpful and unhelpful responses to microaggressions
  • Identify ways to support individuals who have experienced microaggressions

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“ This is the best presentation on Implicit bias I have experienced by far.”
” Dr. Malone is an outstanding presenter. She not only knows her material exceptionally well, she is able to convey it in ways that are immediately useful to her audience.”
“Great presenter. Made topic engaging and relevant.”
“This presentation was great. The presenter was the right person for the job. Could definitely have been longer.”
‘The information caused me to think and reflect on my own implicit bias. My practice will be changed for the better.”

APA Approved Sponsor ImageThe Ross Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Ross Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The Ross Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0105. Ross Management Services, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0701.


  • Celeste Malone, Ph.D., MS


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