Reviews from our attendees

See what other licensed clinicians have to say about this course:

“I really loved the presenters presenting style, it felt very approachable and she gave many great examples to help explain different concepts. She felt relatable and gave me energy for the topic. ”


“This is an exceptional workshop. The material was well presented and the case scenarios were very helpful and applicable. The presenter was very easy to listen to and follow.”


“This course was excellent. I am in a place of intentionally opening my practice to be a welcoming space for culturally diverse clients and this program has helped to focus and point me in the right direction in terms of deepening awareness, terminology and practice skills. Thank you!”


“Engaging presentation that made me think about my implicit biases and how to navigate microaggressions in the clinical space.”

M.O., PsyD

“Excellent program. Challenging and helpful for clinical practice.”

S.P., PhD

“This was one of the best and most illuminating trainings I have attended about implicit bias, and it was done with such humility. It felt comfortable to ask questions when we didn't know content, or to share openly about a microaggression in a clinical space. It was a very nonjudgmental space that modeled, at least for me, how to do several of the microcounseling interventions. I wish this was mandatory for everyone, regardless of profession. Absolutely well-done!”

M.P., PhD

“Excellent presentation about implicit bias. So much valuable info; so much to think about.”

H.E., PhD

“Incredibly informative and left me feeling like I could bring into my daily practice what I learned in session today.”

A.L., PsyD

“Very helpful for demystifying and organizing the approach to potentially charged experiences. I feel more competent to do The Work thanks to this webinar.”



What you will learn from this 2-hour video course:

This course satisfied implicit bias awareness training and therapist multicultural competency CE requirements.

  • You will be able to define Implicit bias and ways it can impact the therapeutic space

  • You will demonstrate an understanding of microaggressions and potential impacts upon the therapeutic relationship if not addressed

  • You will be able to apply 2 microintervention strategies to address microaggressions and engage in reparative work

  • This course satisfies Implicit Bias Awareness training requirement.

  • This is a Multicultural Competency CE course.


Hope Heffner-Solimeo, MA, ATR-BC, LPC (She/Her)

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Expert

Hope Heffner-Solimeo, MA, ATR-BC, LPC is a Registered Board-Certified Art Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of PA who has worked in the field of Art Therapy for over 12 years. Hope attained her bachelor’s from Bucknell University and master’s from Drexel University, where she is now an Adjunct Professor and member of the Board of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Drexel University in the College of Nursing and Health Professions. Hope holds clinical expertise working with adolescents and medically complex children from her frontline work at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for over 8.5 years. More recently, Hope combined her passion for research at the intersection of social justice, healthcare, and andragogy when she accepted a position as a Manager within the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at CHOP where she develops and facilitates trainings, programs, and initiatives for clinical teams across the enterprise to embed increased self-awareness and deeper understanding of implicit bias, intersectionality, privilege, microaggressions, allyship, and cultural humility.

Course Description

Navigating Implicit Bias in the Clinical Space: Microaggressions and Microinterventions

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Implicit bias can manifest within the therapeutic space in a multitude of ways. One of the ways implicit bias can influence behavior is in the form of microaggressions: the sometimes unintentional or intentional, verbal or nonverbal comments that demean or behaviors that exclude. It is imperative that therapists have an understanding of what microaggressions are and how they can be addressed. Reparative steps will be explored through multiple roles within microaggression situations: as actor, where the therapist commits a microaggression; as target, where the therapist is receiving a microaggression or supporting a client who received a microaggression; and finally, as observer, where the therapist is witnessing a microaggression, either in group or amongst colleagues. By building our awareness and skills for response, clinicians can be better prepared to navigate with humility and advocacy.


See what other licensed clinicians said about this course!

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Navigating Implicit Bias in Clinical Space: Microaggression and Microinterventions

Tawana Trammell

The presenter was knowledgeable and presented information in a practical way

The presenter was knowledgeable and presented information in a practical way

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Mary Ann Hartnett



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Navigating Implicit Bias in the Clinical Space: Microaggressions and Microinterventions: great

Jennifer Friedman

Excellent course

Excellent course

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Course curriculum

About this course

  • $40.00
  • 13 lessons
  • 2 hours of video content

3.5 Multicultural Competency CE Credit Hours promotional offer

Get 2 CE Implicit Bias and Microaggression Awareness training video course ($40) + 1.5 CE Social Class and Classism video course ($25 discounted) to complete 3.5 CE Multicultural Competency CE credits. Offer available at check out.

Approved CE provider

Spring Advisory, PLLC has been approved by The National Board For Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7169. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Spring Advisory, PLLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

The Art Therapy Credentials Board recognizes CE credits granted by NBCC Approved Continuing Education Providers. All CE from Spring Advisory can be counted towards ATR, ATR-BC, and ATCS credential renewals for art therapists per ATCB.

Spring Advisory is an Illinois Social Work CE Sponsor, #159.001540

Spring Advisory is an Illinois Psychologist CE Sponsor, #268.000141

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Implicit Bias Awareness + Multicultural Competency CE

From 2023, All Illinois Health Professionals are required to take implicit bias prevention training for each license renewal. This CE is qualified for all Illinois Licensees who needs to have CE to renew their licenses. This course also satisfies NBCC Multicultural Competency requirements as it "provide an understanding of the issues and trends in a multicultural and diverse society that impact professional counselors and the counseling profession."

Check out other required CE training courses:

From 2023, all licensed health professionals in Illinois are required to take courses on sexual harassment prevention, alzheimer's assessment and treatment, implicit bias training, and mandated reporter training. Each training should be 1 CE credit hour to meet license renewal requirements. First time renewal of LCPC also require a 18-CE supervision training.


  • Q: I am not a therapist, can I still use this course for my Illinois-required training?

    A: Yes, Per IL Public Act 100-0762 for Sexual Harassment Prevention Training, Illinois Public Act 102-0399 for Alzheimer’s Awareness training, and Public Act 100-0014, Illinois Complied Statues IL 20 ILCS 2105/2105-15.7 for Implicit bias Awareness training, ANY Illinois licensed professionals with continuing education requirements may take these courses from ANY CE provider, that includes Spring Advisory, which is an IDFPR approved CE provider for social workers, psychologists, and counselors.

  • Q: I finished my course, where is my CE evaluation and exam link?

    A: On your course website, look on the left-hand side menu, and find the menu item to the CE eval and exam link. 

  • Q: I finished my exam, but I did not get my certificate, what happened?

    A: It's highly possible that you misspelled your email address when filling out the form. You can retake the exam to get the certificate resent to you. 

  • Q. I passed the exam by 70%, where is my certificate?

    A: You must pass the exam by over 80% in order to obtain your CE certificate, go back to your course page and access the CE link, retake the exam until you pass by 80%. You will be awarded your CE certificate upon passing at 80% or above.

  • Q: I created an account and paid for the course, but when I go to the dashboard, I didn't see my course, what happened?

    A: We often see people create two accounts by mistake due to the misspelling of email addresses. Then the paid course reside in the wrong-email-address account. Unfortunately, this requires manual help. Reach out to the Admin for assistance.

Video: How to use the Spring Advisory Course Website

Compatible Web Technology for Online Course

In order to make sure your course runs well, please make sure your desktop computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone, or smart device has the following:

  1. The most recent version of one of the web browsers in your PC or MAC computer. 
  2. Javascript enabled
  3. PDF plugin
  4. Graphic and audio output capability
  5. Broadband internet connection with a minimum speed of 5Mbps (recommended)
  6. TLS 1.2 is supported by your web browser