Unconscious Bias in Assessment

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Description

For this course, Dr. Jeremy Sharp sits down with Dr. Linda McGhee to discuss unconscious bias, which includes the implicit assumptions or beliefs about clients that clinicians bring to testing. This program dovetails nicely with Cultural Competence in Assessment, published a couple of months ago, presenting the other side of the coin – examiner beliefs rather than client beliefs.

Here are just a few things covered in this information-packed discussion:

  • Examples of implicit bias in testing
  • Behavior as pathological vs symptomatic
  • How to tailor recommendations for different groups
  • The role of racial trauma in our biases

Interview conducted: November 2020

CE Content Category: Cultural Competence; Testing and Assessment

Target audience: Psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, addiction counselors, nurses, case managers.

This course does not offer ASWB ACE CE credit to social workers.

This CE course is designated as beginner.

There is no known conflict of interest or commercial support.

Syllabus

  • Print Version / Test Preview
  • Audio Interview with Linda McGhee, J.D., Psy.D.
  • Transcript of Interview with Linda McGhee, J.D., Psy.D.
  • References and Citations
  • CE Test
  • Evaluation

Author Bio

ABOUT DR. LINDA MCGHEE

Dr. McGhee trained for her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at George Washington University. Prior to completing studies for her doctorate, she received her law degree from George Washington University, after which she practiced law and served in various administrative roles for a number of years. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan.

Dr. McGhee is currently on the clinical faculty for the Washington School of Psychiatry.  She is a former Adjunct Professor at George Washington University and the Chicago School of Professional Psychology where she taught personality assessment.

Dr. McGhee is a Board Member of the Maryland Psychological Association.  She recently served as the Director of the Teaching and Learning Center at the Landon School in Bethesda. Prior to that, she served several years as a psychologist at Landon.

Dr. McGhee’s treatment specialties include anxiety, depression, and adjustment-related disorders. Stressors surrounding academic and high school/college pressures are also a treatment focus. She also treats adults and children coping with divorce, adoption, and identity concerns.

In terms of assessment and testing, Dr. McGhee specializes in the assessment of children and adolescents for learning problems, emotional problems, executive functioning, and ADHD. Dr. McGhee also uses her extensive background in law and psychology to provide educational advocacy for clients and families including negotiation of IEPs. She also performs testing (WPPSI and WISC) for the purposes of admissions into independent schools.   A related specialty is consulting on school selection, both local and boarding schools.

Dr. McGhee speaks publicly and writes about a variety of issues including executive functioning, stress and children, divorce and children, diversity, assessment, and ethical concerns.

ABOUT DR. JEREMY SHARP

Dr. Jeremy Sharp is a licensed psychologist and Clinical Director at the Colorado Center for Assessment & Counseling, a private practice that was founded in 2009 and has grown to include nine licensed clinicians, three clinicians in training, and a full administrative staff. Dr. Sharp earned his undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina before getting his Master’s and PhD in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University. These days, Dr. Sharp specializes in psychological and neuropsychological evaluation with kids and adolescents.

As the host of the Testing Psychologist Podcast, Dr. Sharp provides private practice consulting for psychologists and other mental health professionals who want to start or grow psychological testing services in their practices. He lives in Fort Collins, Colorado with his wife (also a therapist) and two young kids.

Dr. Jeremy Sharp

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It is At Health's understanding that these programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social work in Arkansas.  State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.

It is At Health's understanding that these programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social workers, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, master's level psychologists, licensed clinical psychotherapists, and alcohol and other drug abuse counselors in Kansas.  State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.

It is At Health's understanding that these programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for mental health practice and for social work in Nebraska.  State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.

It is At Health's understanding that these programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for psychologists, pastoral psychotherapists, clinical social workers, clinical mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and alcohol and drug abuse counselors in New Hampshire.  State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.

It is At Health's understanding that  these programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social workers, professional counselors, marital and family therapists, and clinical pastoral therapists in Tennessee.  State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.

Other jurisdictions may accept trainings offered by At Health, LLC for your continuing education requirements. Restrictions may apply. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.”

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Page last modified or reviewed by athealth.com on Oct 27, 2021.

Learning Objectives

Based on the content of this course, I can:

  • Explain how to tailor recommendations for different groups
  • Give examples of implicit bias in testing
  • Describe the role of racial trauma in our biases
  • Contrast behavior as pathological vs symptomatic

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