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F23-302 Implicit Bias in Aging: What it Looks Like and The Impact it Has

Total Credits: 3 including 3 Category I CE

Fall 2023 Implicit Bias Workshops
300 Aging |  800 Online
Stephanie Goldstein, LBSW
Course Levels:
3 Hours 15 Minutes



Ageism in healthcare is not a new phenomenon. Implicit bias in healthcare is not new either. Together they create an atmosphere that leads to particularly detrimental outcomes for older adults. What role does implicit bias play in health care for older adults? Is it preventable? How do we handle it in micro and macro levels of practice? Join us for this interactive, best practices discussion addressing the combined impact of implicit bias and ageism in health and mental health settings.  

This course meets the requirements of HB 28: Public Health – Implicit Bias Training and the Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities.   


Stephanie Goldstein, LBSW Related seminars and products

Stephanie Goldstein is an associate speaker with Jenerations Health Education. She has guest lectured at Johns Hopkins University and is developing educational programs for healthy aging at local community colleges. Stephanie also works as a care manager in Towson, MD, where she assists clients and families who need assistance in advance care planning and understanding options available to their loved ones. She is not only an advocate for her clients but also for their caregivers to ensure they understand and are prepared for their journey.  

Agenda & Learning Objectives


1:00-1:15 Log on/Registration  

1:15 – 2:45  

What's the difference between implicit and explicit bias? Where do you fall? 

What's the impact felt by older adults that can result from implicit bias? 

2:45 – 3:00 Break 

3:00 – 4:30   

Examining the types of implicit bias seen in aging 

How to we help reduce the risk of implicit bias in our practice? 

4:30 Questions and Adjournment 



Upon the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Define implicit bias as explained in Maryland House Bill 28 
  • Name 3 ways implicit bias impacts older adults in healthcare
  • List 3 types of implicit bias towards older adults in healthcare
  • Identify strategies/approaches to address the risk of implicit bias  

Bibliography & References


Bodner, E., Palgi, Y., Wyman, M.F. (2018). Ageism in Mental Health Assessment and Treatment of Older Adults. In: Ayalon, L., Tesch-Römer, C. (eds) Contemporary Perspectives on Ageism. International Perspectives on Aging, vol 19. Springer, Cham.   

Experts on aging outline ideas for overcoming ‘implicit bias’ ( (June 2022)  

Edgoose, MD, MPH, Jennifer. Et al. : How to Identify, Understand, and Unlearn Implicit Bias in Patient Care. Fam Pract Manag. 2019;26(4):29-33  

Experts on aging outline ideas for overcoming ‘implicit bias’ - NCRAN :: North Central Region Aging Network (November 2020)  


Gopal DP, Chetty U, O'Donnell P, Gajria C, Blackadder-Weinstein J. Implicit bias in healthcare: clinical practice, research and decision making. Future Healthc J. 2021 Mar;8(1):40-48. doi: 10.7861/fhj.2020-0233. PMID: 33791459; PMCID: PMC8004354.  


Sabin Ph D, MSW, Janice A.: Tacking Implicit Bias in Health Care. N Engl J Med 2022; 387:105-107. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp2201180    

Stubbe MD, Dorethy E.: Check Your Ageism at the Door: Implicit Bias in the Care of Older Patients. Focus: Updates in Geriatric Psychaitry.2021.9 (3) 322-324.   

Wyatt R, Laderman M, Botwinick L, Mate K, Whittington J. Achieving Health Equity: A Guide for Health Care Organizations. IHI White Paper. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Institute for Healthcare Improvement; 2016.  

Course Completion & CE Information

Category I Maryland BSWE Requirement

The Office of Continuing Professional Education at the University Of Maryland School Of Social Work is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs. This workshop qualifies for {3} Category I Continuing Education Units. The Office of Continuing Professional Education is also authorized by the Maryland Board of Psychologists and the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors to sponsor Category A continuing professional education.

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Target Audience

Social Workers, LCPCs, and Psychologists

We welcome anyone interested in the topic!


Late Fees and Refunds

Fee & Registration:

Cost is $70 and includes CE credit. Registering after October 6th, 2023 will incur an additional $20 late fee. Cancellations* must be received 24 hours in advance prior to the workshop to receive a refund or an account credit.


*ALL cancellations will be subjected to a $35.00 administration fee.

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  • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher; MacOS 9 or higher; Android 4.0 or higher.
  • Internet Browser: Google Chrome; Firefox 10.0 or higher.

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  • Broadband Internet Connection: Cable, High-speed DSL and any other medium that is internet accessible.

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