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Friday Continuing Education Series: What You Don’t Know Could Hurt Your Practice: Implicit Bias, Victoria Herzog, LMFT

  • Fri, June 08, 2018
  • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Corte Madera Town Center, Room 201 - 770 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925



Friday, June 8, 2018

What You Don’t Know Could Hurt 

Your Practice: Implicit Bias, Redux

Victoria Herzog, LMFT

Everyone is biased, no matter how open-minded or educated and regardless of political beliefs; it’s an inevitable aspect of being human. Also known as unconscious bias, implicit bias can be positive or negative and can come in many forms, including innate tendencies as well as internalized beliefs, about a variety of cultural facets. Regardless of their form, if you’re not aware of them, the more trouble they might cause in your professional (as well as personal) relationships.


In this training, Victoria explains the causes and types of implicit bias, then focuses on helping attendees better understand and begin addressing their own. The training will also help attendees understand how implicit bias may show up in the practice of psychotherapy, and offer suggestions on how to work with biases in clients.

This training was presented on October 13 to a very small audience in the midst of the horrific northern CA wildfires and coincidentally during the repaving of the Corte Madera Town Center's parking lot nearest the Community Room in which our meetings are held. The Marin CAMFT Friday CE Committee decided to give Marin CAMFT members and the community another chance to attend this excellent presentation at a time that is hopefully calmer.

Victoria Herzog is a licensed marriage and family therapist, clinical supervisor, trainer, and consultant who specializes in working with teens, families, couples, and young adults in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. As an immigrant with a multicultural background, she provides Culturally Inclusive Therapy and is knowledgeable about a variety of cultural aspects including implicit bias, acculturation gaps, and socioeconomic, religious, and racial/ethnic differences, as well as sexual and gender minorities. Victoria worked for many years in community agencies, schools, and a reproductive clinic for teens and young adults before opening a full-time practice in Novato.

Time: Networking is from 11:30 to 12:00 p.m. Presentation begins at 12:00 pm and ends at 2:00 p.m.

Cost: Free for Marin CAMFT members, $10 for non-members.

Location: Corte Madera Town Center, Room 201 - 770 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925 (map)

Information: For more information about the Friday Continuing Education Series and about joining the Committee, please contact CE Director, Laurie Buntain.

Continuing Education Goal: Marin CAMFT is committed to offering continuing education courses to train LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs to treat any client in an ethically and clinically sound manner based upon current accepted standards of practice. Course completion certificates will be awarded at the conclusion of the training and upon participant’s submission of his or her completed evaluation. 

Refund Policy: Requests for refunds must be in writing and received by the CE Director on no later than ten days before the program. There will be a $25.00 administrative fee to cancel registration for any program. The refund will be sent within ten days of the request.

Accommodation for Special Needs: The special needs of persons with disabilities will be accommodated. The Program Committee will endeavor to assure that continuing education program materials, content and venue selections will meet the special needs of the disabled and that reasonable accommodation will be made. A request for accommodation can be made to the CE Director, who will work with the Committee and event venue to meet the need.All instructors will read and adhere to Marin CAMFT’s stated policies.

Marin CAMFT encourages those who attend its events to respect the fact that some individuals may have allergies to fragrances and pet dander. We ask that you refrain from introducing these elements into our meeting room. Registered service animals are welcome, of course. 

Grievance Procedure: Marin CAMFT will respond to complaints in a reasonable, ethical and timely manner, when submitted by program attendees in writing to the CE Director.

Anti-Discrimination Policy: Marin CAMFT shall not discriminate against any individual or group with respect to any service, program or activity based on gender, race, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, age or other prohibited basis. Marin CAMFT does not require attendees to adhere to any particular religion or creed in order to participate in training. Marin CAMFT will not promote or advocate for a single modality of treatment that is discriminatory or likely to harm clients based on current accepted standards or practice.

CE: This workshop meets the qualifications for 2 CE credits for LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs and LPCCs. These will be provided by Marin CAMFT (CEP # 56895), which is approved by CAMFT to sponsor CE for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs. Marin CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program and its contents contact Laurie Buntain, Continuing Education Director for more information.

Marin County Chapter of CAMFT                  

PO Box 9065 San Rafael, CA 94912-9065     

(415) 459 3484

Marin CAMFT is approved by  the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT Provider #56895) to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs

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