In this interactive workshop, two psychologists and a family law judge will dissect the various ways that implicit bias impacts us in positive and negative ways in the courtroom. Discussions of neuroscience and how memories are formed in the brain will illuminate how we all come to have the conscious and unconscious thoughts and beliefs. Illustrated with case examples and clips from movies, the panel will dissect implicit bias from a psychological and legal perspective.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Attendees will understand the ways that implicit biases are stored in the brain and difficulties around challenging/changing this.
  2. Through exercises, attendees will begin to challenge their own implicit bias and it’s impact in their work.
  3. Attendees will understand the difference between prejudice and implicit bias and the complexity of culture