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Implicit Bias, LGBTQ, and Anti-Discrimination
Course ID: 70275253

An Exclusive Online CE Massage® Course

Number of CE Hours: 3 hrs

Online / Home Study Course

Please click on the below icons for more information about this online course. *Note: Does NOT count towards Ethics requirements, nor Maryland's one-time requirement.

    • Course Information

      Course Name: Implicit Bias, LGBTQ, and Anti-Discrimination
      Number of Hours: 3 hours
      NCBTMB Course ID: 70275253
      FL, GA, MI, SC, TN Tracking Number: 20-1095262
      Louisiana Course Number: N/A
      NCBTMB Provider Name: My CE National
      NCBTMB Provider #: 451576-11

    • Course Description

      Course Description: Implicit bias is a concept that originates in our brains, based on the brain’s need to sort and categorize people and things into compartments. This is not a bad thing; it allows us to receive and comprehend the multitude of information that invades us every minute of every day. Experiential and environmental factors may cause our brains to think more or less favorably about a specific group of people.

      This course explores the different types of bias that can begin in our brains, why it develops into thoughts that we perceive as truth, and how to control it. People are not born discriminative and exclusive; the human soul is inherently kind and understanding. Yet, bias and discrimination are everywhere. These philosophies lead to disdain, misunderstanding, and even hatred.

      It is important to remember that our clients all have individual issues regarding their healthcare needs. Expressing those needs to someone they don’t know can be an overwhelming experience. Combined with the fact that many of our clients have been chastised for much of their lives, it can lead to many members of societal groups avoiding medical care altogether.

      Healthcare providers are uniquely positioned to connect with individuals of different cultures with unique needs. We have the opportunity to reach out and encourage hesitant people to seek preventative and continuing medical care. If we foster an environment of respect and caring instead of punitive and judgmental, we can set the example for other professions to do the same.

      Goal: To educate healthcare professionals about Implicit bias and its effects on treatment options and appropriate resources available for patients that meet each patient’s unique needs, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, appearance, or sexual preference.

    • Course Objectives

      Objectives: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to master the following objectives with a minimum of 70% accuracy:

      Define the term, ‘Implicit bias’.

      Compare and contrast Implicit bias versus Explicit bias

      List common biases that are considered to be implicit

      Explain why humans are susceptible to bias

      Describe the characteristics of Generalizations and Stereotypes

      Categorize the different types of racism

      Compare and contrast Direct versus Indirect race discrimination

      Explain Gender or Sex discrimination or bias

      List the laws and acts that have been put in place to protect individuals from gender/sex discrimination

       State the medical conditions that display gender bias

       Explain the effects of socioeconomic status on healthcare and medical services

       Identify common words and phrases used by the LBGTQ community

       Describe common assumptions and misconceptions about the LBGTQ community

       Categorize positive versus negative stereotypes

       List common stereotypes of people with disabilities

    • What Happens After Ordering

      To Access Your Courses: Inside your account, go to the tab "My Courses." If you do not readily see this tab, click "My Account" first, then you will see "1 - My Courses."

      You will use this material as a guide to take and pass the exam. Each course has its own online exam, so after you have read through the material, you must pass the associated online exam to get credit for taking the course.

      To access the online exam inside your account, click "My Exams." You may save your work without losing it. Once you successfully pass the course exam, you will have access to your certificate immediately. This certificate is your proof of completing the entire course.

    • Expiration

      You have one year (365 days) from the purchase date to complete your course; however, if your renewal is due before this date, you may need to complete it before the one-year expiration.

      After your course expires, you will no longer have access to the course. You have the option within 60 days of the expiration to purchase a 6-month extension of time, which will reactivate the course with a new expiration of 6 months from the date of extension. You can purchase this within your account or by giving us a call within 60 days after expiration.

    • This Course is Considered (disclaimers):

      ---This course is considered online or home study.

      ---You have instant access to the course material and the associated online exam that you must pass to complete the course.

      ---This course is considered reading comprehension. You must read the study material and pass the online exam.

      ---You can download this course and exam questions as a PDF file that you can save to your computer and/or print.

      ---For PDF files, you may need to have Adobe Reader on your computer or download an Adobe Reader App on your Phone; however, many internet browsers have a built-in PDF reader.

    • This Course is Not Considered (disclaimers):

      ---This course is NOT a video.

      ---This course is NOT an audio file.

      ---This course is NOT mailed out in any format. Nothing comes by mail, as you have instant access to the course upon ordering.

      ---This course is NOT a webinar.

      ---This course is NOT considered an In-Person/Live Class and will not be accepted as such. 

      ---This course is NOT scheduled, as you can complete this course 24/7.

      ---For Florida, this course is NOT accepted in the category “Live: Relevant to and Focus on Massage Therapy Techniques.”

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    • Getting Credit and Renewal Information

      Florida, Georgia, Michigan, New Hampshire, South Carolina & Tennessee: For Licensed Massage Therapists, we submit credits for each accepted course directly to your Board in these specific states; however, this submission is made for those who have entered their License Number with the Associated State listed within their account before taking an exam.

      LouisianaFor licensed Massage Therapists who have their license number and Louisiana selected within their account, we submit credits to LA for each approved course. Louisiana Therapists Notice: Visit to view our current list of approved courses before taking an exam (as course listings can change); no exchanges or refunds will be granted. Only courses on our LA webpage with an LCEU number are approved for LA. We do not submit credit for courses not approved by Louisiana.

      For all other states, entities, and board certification, it is your responsibility to submit credits to your appropriate licensing/certification board for each accepted course by your board. While we do our best to provide current and accurate information, it is ultimately your responsibility to ensure acceptance. Generally, you will have to submit the certificates during the renewal process or upon being audited. Your certificates are always available inside your account. We do not guarantee approval for each course for each state. NOT all courses are approved, even if we are approved directly by the state (our provider numbers will appear on each certificate regardless of approval). Note: This list is subject to change.

      ---For all states, you should search specifically for courses that you know are accepted for your state. This includes but is not limited to New York, Louisiana, and Texas.

      ---If you are unsure what your state requires for renewal or need their contact information to find out, please click on "Credentials/Licenses" at the top of the website, then select your renewing entity. If you need their contact information, scroll to the bottom of the page until you see "Massage Board Information."

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  • Live or Online? This course is not accepted as a live, in-person, in-class, contact hours, live webinar, or anything related to a “live” aspect course by any entity whatsoever. You can take this course 24/7 constituting it as an online/home study course. A “live” course is one with an instructor present during set times. We make no full, partial, or prorated refunds.
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