Cognitive and Implicit Bias Applied to Family Law:
Shedding the Baggage of Cognitive, Implicit and Cultural Biases
Presented by Philip M. Stahl, Ph.D., ABPP
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Scientists have learned that neuropsychology, social cognition, and cultural factors affect decision-making. Two types of neuro-psychologically rooted bias can impact how we reason, infer and decide. Cognitive bias refers to heuristics, such as anchoring or confirmatory bias, which contribute to oversimplifying complex matters. Implicit bias and cultural bias refers to social attitudes that result in rapid, and involuntary assessments resulting from feelings and attitudes that operate out of our awareness or the lack of understanding of how people whose experiences are different may affect those inferences and decisions. Professional ethics and Guidelines, and Rules of Court, require professionals to manage potential biases. This webinar will explore such biases as well as research-based debiasing strategies, which are not as simple as knowing to account for potential biases.
(all attendees will receive a certificate of attendance a week or two after the Webinar)
- AFCC California Chapter Members: $35*
- Non-Members: $60
- Court and Non-Profit Employees who are also AFCC California Chapter Members: Fee Waived**
*Discount code for California Chapter members is in the email you received announcing this program, or CLICK HERE to log onto the website and receive the code. If you have never logged into the California Chapter site GO HERE for instructions to log in for the first time.
**For the Court and Non-Profit Employees (who are also AFCC California Chapter Members), USE THIS LINK to request code. Please include copy of ID, letterhead, business card or other proof of employment.
This Webinar provides up to 1.5 hours of continuing education for the professional categories listed below.
Certificate of Attendance: Attendees are supplied a certificate of attendance. You must attend the entire live webinar to receive a certificate of attendance.
Attorneys: Our programs have consistently been approved by the California State Bar for general and family law specialization continuing legal education credit (MCLE & LSCLE (currently pending approval)). Program applies to specialization certification (LSCLE) in the following required topics: custody of children, psychological & counseling aspects of dissolution. Attendees will be provided a MCLE reporting form once program has been approved by the bar.
Minor’s Counsel: The program meets the requirements for continuing education for minor’s counsel under California Rules of Court, Rule 5.242(c).
Psychologists: The webinar is eligible for up to 1.5 hours of continuing education for psychologists. The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, California Chapter (AFCC-CA), is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. AFCC-CA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
LCSW and MFT: AFCC-CA is approved by the California Psychological Association (CPA) to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences now recognizes CPA continuing education credit for license renewal for LCSWs and MFTs. AFCC-CA maintains responsibility for the program and its contents.
California Child Custody Evaluators and Mediators: The course outlined in the agenda has been approved as corresponding to subject areas specified in California Rules of Court, Rule 5.210, 5.225, and 5.518. The views expressed in this training are those of the trainer and do not necessarily represent the official positions or policies of the Judicial Council of California.
Attendees at this program will be able to:
- Understand and manage the threats to fairness, impartiality and neutrality in family law work.
- Recognize the need to embrace complexity and consider all relevant family issues rather than a “single story”.
- Manage the impact of our own values, experiences, and feelings when formulating conclusions and making recommendations and decisions in family law matters.