Microaggressions and Implicit Bias within the Professional Setting

This course is discounted for TNOTA members.

Microaggressions and Implicit Bias within the Professional Setting

Self Paced Online Course
$20 ($15 for TNOTA Members)
1 Contact Hour

This course is created by the Tennessee Occupational Therapy Association.

If you need assistance or accommodations, please contact us at Info@AspireOT.us
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This course was recorded at the 2021 Tennessee Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference.

Microaggressions and implicit biases are that should be addressed within the professional setting, in order to promote quality professional-patient relationships as well as coworker relationships. Occupational therapy practitioners must be cognizant of patients’ culture and without education on such topics, credibility can be diminished.

This occupational therapy professional development course will cover areas concerning microaggressions and implicit biases. These areas will include a definition and explanation of both topics, how they affect the professional setting and how to respond to microaggressions and implicit biases in various situations.

Presented by: Morgan Booth and Allison Nance
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Learning objectives
After completion of this occupational therapy continuing education course, participants will be able to:
  • Explain the importance of education on DEI within the professional setting.
  • Define and explain microaggressions and implicit bias within patient/client conversations
  • Discuss how to respond to microaggressions and implicit bias.
Instructor bio
Morgan Booth
TNOTA Guest Instructor

Morgan is planning to graduate in December 2021 from TSU with a Masters in Occupational Therapy. Her undergraduate degree is in Kinesiology at the University of Montevallo. During this time she was President of Kinesiology Honors society, named to Women’s Track and field all academic team as well as earned a conference championship in Track. For the past two years she has been the Alumni/Supervisor Relations officer for TSU’s student-led Tiger Clinic. She is the Co-founder of Coalition of Occupational Therapists Advocating for Diversity chapter at her program, TNOTA’s Middle District Secretary and a member of TNOTA's DEI committee.

Allison Nance
TNOTA Guest Instructor

Allison Nance is a second year Master of Occupational Therapy student at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center who will be graduating in May 2022. She has a B.S. in Kinesiology from Louisiana State University and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. As a wellness professional of 11 years, she advocated for healthy lifestyle behavior change and relationship building. Currently, she serves as the Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) Diversity Chair and UTHSC Coalition of Occupational Therapy Advocates for Diversity (COTAD) Chapter Chair. She also serves as a West District Co-Chair for TNOTA, College of Health Professions Representative for the Black Student Association, and a member of TNOTA’s Diversity and Inclusion committee.

Completion Requirements
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In order to receive the certificate of completion, participants must meet ALL of the following criteria:
  • Complete payment or TNOTA membership log in for course enrollment
  • View the recorded presentation for the full duration
  • Pass the course exam with a score of 80% or greater
Please note that no credit or certificate will be issued unless all criteria is met.  Partial credit will not be issued.  
cancellation policy
Live Courses and Webinars
Learner cancellations: In the event that the learner requests to cancel or is unable to attend a course, a refund for the total paid for the course will be granted if Aspire OT is notified via email at info@aspireot.us within 10 business days prior to date of the scheduled course, minus a non-refundable registration fee of 25% of registration price.  If the learner provides notification of cancellation less then 10 business days prior to the scheduled course, the learner will be offered the opportunity to attend the same webinar on an alternate date or enrollment in the recorded on-demand version of that webinar, instead of a refund.  

No refunds will be issued after a course has been attended for more than 30 minutes.  Partial credit will not be issued.  

Provider cancellations: 
In the event of inclement weather or other event resulting in the inability for a live course to be provided within the scheduled time, learners will be offered an alternate date or a full refund for registration paid.
On-Demand web Courses 
Web courses will remain available to learners for 1 year. No refunds will be available for web courses that have been attended or viewed for greater than 30 minutes. In the event of a refund, the learner will be unenrolled in the course immediately upon issuance of a refund. No refunds will be issued for any course in which a certificate has been issued.  

Course Author

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This occupational therapy continuing education course is being offered as part of Aspire OT's State Association Partnership Program. This course is discounted for TNOTA Members.