12:00 - 1:00 p.m.


"Understanding Implicit Bias in the Mental Health Profession"

Presenters: Drs. Charmeka Newton & Janeé Steele

Non-Member - Professionals: $65
MPA Member Professionals: $40
Non-Member Graduate Students: $25
MPA Member Graduate Students: $0



In this session, you will learn about the nature of implicit bias, its impact, and strategies to minimize and reduce this impact in clinical settings. To this end, you will also engage in several experiential activities designed to help you uncover your own unconsciously held biases.

  • Define implicit bias and explain the science behind it.
  • Assess your own implicit bias.
  • Reduce implicit bias in the therapeutic relationship.

Psychologists, MFTs, LCSW's, LEP's, Behavior Analysts, Counselors and Social Workers
Sunday, June 12, 2022 - 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
**Eligible for 1 FREE CE to all MPA Members**
(Registration is FREE, but required for all attendees)

(You will receive a registration confirmation with Zoom information upon completion)


This course will provide an overview of eating disorder management in youth. Specialty services for eating disorder treatment in Michigan are currently overwhelmed with referrals, as there have been increases of cases presenting for treatment in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic (Otto et al., 2021). This has resulted in long wait-lists for specialty care, and many psychologists who have not typically treated eating disorders may be more likely to encounter cases.

This presentation will review symptoms consistent with DSM-5 eating disorders, common presentations and differential diagnosis, discuss the etiology of eating disorders, and provide an overview of current evidence-based interventions for youth, including family-based treatment (FBT) and enhanced cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT-E).

About Washtenaw Psychology Society (WPS):
Washtenaw Psychology Society was created in October 2015. Since then, 435 psychologists have signed up to be members! WPS is a local affiliate of MPA* that facilitates networking, peer consultation groups, mentoring of early career psychologists, discussion of practice issues, and educational presentations. Meetings are usually on the second Sunday of each month, 2-4 PM. Each meeting includes an educational presentation led by one of our members.

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 MPA Past 2021 Events At-A-Glance:

January 26th at 6PM:  ECPC Seminar - ABPP Board Certification: Early Career and Beyond

January 27th at Noon:  Pain Psychology Network Task Force - Enhancing Credibility in Pain Psychology Among Patients and Providers

February 2nd at 6PM:  Grand Rapids Area Psychological Association - Social & Ongoing Discussion of the Impact of COVID-19

February 5th:  Ethics Conference

March 14th 2PM: Washtenaw Psychological Society - Zoom presentation by Dr. Sarah E. Domoff  on the "Problematic Media Use by Adolescents

April 7th 6PM: Washtenaw Psychological Society - Open Meeting

April 11th 2PM: Washtenaw Psychological Society - Zoom presentation by Dr. Larry Perlman on the "Routine Use of Progress Monitors in Clinical Practice"

April 16th:  MPA Annual Spring Conference 

April 28th at Noon:  Pain Psychology Network Task Force - The Role of Emotions in Pain Management

May 13th at Noon: Behavioral Health Considerations in Responding to Catastrophic Events

May 16th 2PM: Washtenaw Psychological Society - Zoom presentation by Dr. Robert Pasick on "Men in Therapy"

June 13th 2PM: Washtenaw Psychological Society - Zoom presentation by Dr. Elizabeth Imbesi on "Things Have Changed: New Ethical Challenges in Multidisciplinary Clinical Psychology during the COVID-19 Era"

June 18th:  ECP Committee Conference

July 18th 2PM: Washtenaw Psychological Society - Zoom presentation by Dr. Todd Favorite, Scott Halpert & Dr. Christal Eason on Youth Support Team

July 28th at Noon:  Pain Psychology Network Task Force - Mind-Body Strategies in Pain Management
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July 29th at 6PM: Grand Rapids area Psychological Assocation (GRAPA) Event

August 25th at 6:30PM: ECPC Seminar - ASPPB Credentials Banking: Practical Tips and Lessons Learned

September 12th at 2PM: Washtenaw Psychological Society - Zoom presentation by Dr. Miea Moon on Practical Approaches for Chronic Pain Management

September 17th 12-1PM: Access to Behavioral Healthcare for Rural People by Dr. Diana Prescott.  REGISTER HERE.

October 1st from 12-3PM: Involving Minors in Decisions about Medical & Mental Health Care: Legal, Ethical, Developmental & Clinical Considerations by Dr. Mary Ann McCabe.  One CE of ETHICS!  REGISTER HERE.

October 10th from 2-3 PM: WPS Meeting: Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO DBT) and Disorders of Overcontrol by Joy Hoffman, PhD  and Jade Kobayashi, PhD, LLP - 1 FREE CE Credit for MPA Members -   REGISTER HERE.

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