BLC Institute Programs

Working with Inner Racism, Sexism, Homophobia and Other Forms of Unconscious Bias: An Internal Family Systems Approach

On Friday, October 18th, Dr. Percy Ballard, Kate Lingren, LICSW, and David Hoffman, Esq. will present a workshop for lawyers, therapists, mediators, and others on the use of the Internal Family Systems (“IFS”) model to understand and manage implicit bias.  The workshop will provide an introduction to the IFS model and focus on how IFS helps professionals work with the bias of our clients and our own biases.  The workshop will be held at the Hampton Inn in Natick. For more information, please click here

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Implicit Bias Workshop: Proven Strategies for Raising Awareness and Counteracting Bias

Are you curious to learn more about implicit bias, but perhaps reluctant to raise the topic with friends or colleagues? Could your workplace or community benefit from heightened awareness of the ways implicit bias affects our relationships and decision-making? This one-day interactive workshop will help participants have a deeper understanding of the implicit biases we all carry and specific strategies to manage them.

In the morning, the facilitators will lead interactive presentations and exercises to raise awareness about where biases come from – essentially, a form of mental shortcut that we all engage in – as well as discussion of stereotypes each of us has encountered in the way we are viewed by others. In the afternoon, the workshop will focus on strategies for counteracting bias, with small-group discussions of each strategy and how they might be implemented in the workplace.

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