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2017 Brainy Practitioner Conferences
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You can get full-day exposure to 200+ practitioners in the largest cities in Ohio. More information.


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Research on the connection between neuroscience and mental health has boomed in recent years. To better train social workers on the subject, NASW Ohio has hosted conferences on the theme, Science of Social Work. In 2017 we’re broadening our audience by inviting colleagues in related professions and renaming the conference, The “Brainy” Practitioner. The conference will still focus on the intersection of neuroscience and practice with a sub-theme that relates to a population or issue.


The 2017 sub-theme will be a focus on bias. According to the OSU Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, “implicit bias refers to the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner. These biases, which encompass both favorable and unfavorable assessments, are activated involuntarily and without an individual’s awareness or intentional control. Residing deep in the subconscious, these biases are different from known biases that individuals may choose to conceal for the purposes of social and/or political correctness.” Implicit biases can cause differential health care treatment, disproportionate contact with the corrections system, and community disparities. To understand implicit bias, the brain must be understood.


The trainings will each provide six CEUs including three hours of supervision and ethics from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

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