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SBCPA Implicit Bias Workshop (6 CE Credits)

  • 30 Jan 2021
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Zoom


  • Please be advised that there will be no refunds.
  • Please be advised that there will be no refunds.
  • Please be advised that there will be no refunds.

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 2021 9am-4pm 

$125 for SBCPA members* --- $150 for nonmembers*--- $50 for student members

Intrapersonal level

How bias lives inside each of us 

Interpersonal/Group level: How bias impacts interactions between people or groups of people

Organizational level

How bias plays out within organizations and effects organizational processes, structure, demographics, culture, and outcomes

Institutional/Societal level: How bias plays out within society’s institutions such as our educational, healthcare, criminal justice systems, media, etc.


  • Distinguish between implicit & explicit bias
  • Identify how implicit bias impacts behavior, policy, and outcomes
  • Identify how implicit bias affects the relationship between mental health professionals and their clients
  • Assess and identify your own biases
  • Apply evidence-based strategies for addressing implicit bias at the individual & interpersonal levels
  • Apply evidence-based strategies for addressing implicit bias at the institutional level
  • Identify next steps for implementing strategies for mitigating the impacts of implicit bias in your practice


9am-12pm: The history and science of bias and explicit vs. implicit bias, the impact of implicit bias on various social groups, and  the impact of implicit bias in various sectors (e.g., education, law enforcement, business, etc.) with a focus on healthcare, and exploring participants’ own implicit biases

12pm-1pm:  LUNCH

1pm-4pm: Learning and practicing evidence-based strategies for addressing implicit bias at the individual level, learning and practicing evidence-based strategies for addressing implicit bias at the institutional level, and next steps


The workshop will be presented by Equity Praxis Group, LLC and Carmel Saad Consulting. It is grounded in the latest research in social psychology (particularly research on prejudice and discrimination), cultural psychology (particularly cultural competence and multiculturalism), social justice (particularly diversity, equity, and inclusion), organization development, and systems change. Their trainings produced measurable results with existing clients, demonstrating that a well-executed anti-bias and equity initiative can improve individual and institutional outcomes.



Equity Praxis Group (EPG), LLC is a consulting practice based in Santa Barbara, CA. EPG puts cutting edge diversity, equity, inclusion and justice (DEIJ) theory into practice in order to transform organizations, communities, and, ultimately, our world. Equity Praxis Group, LLC offers DEIJ training, coaching, strategic planning and organizational development services to help organizations become more diverse, equitable, inclusive and just. Our expertise in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) uniquely positions us to serve people and organizations in the education, health care, non-profit, government, business, and faith sectors. Jarrod Schwartz is the Founder and Principal Consultant of Equity Praxis Group, LLC. Jarrod is an educator and consultant with more than 29 years of experience working with schools, nonprofit organizations, businesses, government, and communities. Jarrod’s unique approach draws upon the fields of social justice and organization development to foster inclusive, multi-stakeholder processes that result in organizational, community, and social change. Before starting EPG, Jarrod served for almost 20 years as the founding Executive Director of Just Communities - a nonprofit organization dedicated to making the Central Coast of California a more inclusive and just region. Jarrod holds a Master’s Degree in Organization Development from American University and the NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Science. He is an Associate of the A.K. Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems and Adjunct Faculty Member for Antioch University. Jarrod is a past board member of the Grex Center for the Study of Authority Dynamics of Social Systems, PUEBLO, and a past Commissioner for the Santa Barbara Human Relations Commission. His personal and professional mission is to foster social change and build community through transformative educational experiences for individuals, groups, organizations, and communities. 




Dr. Carmel Saad is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Westmont College in Santa Barbara. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from UC Santa Barbara. She earned her Ph.D. in social and personality psychology at UC Davis. Her work focuses on cultural competence, diversity, multicultural awareness, and bias. Her team aims to understand how to disrupt the impact of bias on behavior toward others to reduce disparities in real-world outcomes. She has adopted an evidence based framework to help those in academic, law enforcement, healthcare, for-profit and nonprofit organizational contexts combat the effects of prejudice in their work. Dr. Saad founded Carmel Saad Consulting in 2015, and through this private consulting firm, she and her team have helped organizations across a wide variety of sectors address racial disparities in outcomes in their fields. Her team facilitates sessions to help leaders and organizations better support underrepresented community members and mitigate the impact of bias in constructive ways. She works to understand organizations’ specific needs before training them on how to address these needs in an evidence-based way. Throughout the design and implementation of their trainings, Dr. Saad and her team rely heavily on prejudice and discrimination research to demonstrate how biases can have serious consequences on behavior at an individual level and can contribute to larger disparities at a systemic level. They use a multifaceted prejudice attenuation and prevention program that frames the idea of prejudice as a habit that can be broken. They expand awareness of prejudice and its outcomes, focusing on how certain biases can lead individuals to unwittingly perpetuate discrimination. They equip participants with evidence-based strategies to disrupt the effects of bias on behavior and mitigate its impact on real-world outcomes. They give participants an opportunity to discuss and practice the strategies within the context of their own roles within their organizations. Moreover, Dr. Saad and her team often empirically assess the effectiveness of their anti-bias training programs. 

Questions?  Contact Hallie D'Agruma, Ph.D. at

CPA is co-sponsoring with Santa Barbara County Psychological Association (SBCPA). The California Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

* Important Notice:Those who attend the workshop and complete the CPA evaluation form will receive (6) continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we give credit only to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits.  This presentation will be held online via zoom.

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