Education and Training Center 


Friday, July 21, 2023 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM CDT
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Rehab Connections Education and Training Center 

Ethics and Professional Issues PLUS Implicit Bias Awareness Training

Interactive and virtual event! 

Friday, July 21, 2023

According to the Administrative Code, Section 1130.500 "all health care professionals who hold a professional license listed in this Section (this includes all PT and OT professionals) shall complete a one-hour course in implicit bias awareness training. Implicit bias is a form of bias that occurs automatically and unintentionally, that nevertheless affects judgments, decisions, and behaviors."

So how does this apply to PT and OT overall clinical practice and day-to-day patient care? Does implicit bias influence how we develop treatment plans or interpret and apply scientific studies? If implicit bias is automatic or unconscious, how do we recognize it?

Join us for this relevant and unique educational event -- it's more than information, this is training to acquire an important awareness skill! 

Implicit Bias Awareness Training Topics:
  • Explanation of implicit bias and definitions including implicit, stereotypes, assumptions, beliefs, judgment, and more
  • The difference between explicit and implicit biases
  • Causes of implicit bias; how they form, operate, and apply personally and professionally
  • Effects of implicit bias, the harms they cause
  • Recognizing, interrupting, and mitigating implicit bias with strategies to reduce implicit bias in your setting
By the completion of this webinar class participants will be able to:
  1. Recognize a variety of biases particularly those that are implicit or unconscious.
  2. Describe increased self-awareness of implicit biases that may impact the clinician-patient relationship and subsequent treatment outcomes.
...then attend our updated Ethics and Professional Issues workshop immediately following the Implicit Bias Awareness Training.

Ethics and Professional Issues Topics:
  • Definition of ethics and professionalism
  • Recent update to the PT Code of Ethics
  • Review of PT/OT practice acts and new updates including direct access for PT
  • Challenges in clinical practice for discussion of PT/OT Codes of Ethics
  • Addressing the rights and needs of patients/clients: The aging population, chronic diseases, and persistent pain
  • Understanding fraud and abuse
  • Where to get answers and guidance
By the completion of this workshop participants will be able to:
  1. Appropriately apply principles of the Code of Ethics for the Physical Therapist to challenges in clinical practice.
  2. Differentiate abuse from fraud.
  3. Identify key resources related to ethical principles and professionalism in physical therapy or occupational therapy.

Implicit Bias Awareness Training is a new requirement for licensure renewal!

Plus Ethics is still required for renewals.

For an optimal learning experience for all clinicians, seats are limited and pre-registration is required.

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At the bottom of your registration form, please be sure to check the box:

 "Yes, send class materials, evaluation, certificate, and updates by email.



Phone: 708.301.9933 MWF