Learning Community: Examining Bias and Ideologies to Improve Care | Spring 2023

10:00am - February 7, 2023 thru 12:00pm - February 28, 2023
Northwest MHTTC
Registration Deadline: January 30, 2023
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Contact us at [email protected]
The Northwest MHTTC is excited to partner with Sherronda Jamerson, MA, CDP, to offer a live learning community on equity topics for mental health/behavioral health providers in Spring 2023. Each session includes expert-led instruction and experiential learning. 8 hours of CE credits available* (see below.)


Join us for a series of conversations to understand the role of perception when it comes to equity and impact in delivery of mental health & behavioral health care. We will learn to see ourselves and each other through the lenses of privilege, intersectionality, and systemic power & oppression. We will discuss health disparities, bias, communication and conflict resolution. Through this experience, you will learn more about how you can approach cultural humility, accountability and inclusion in your work and personal spaces. We can help others and contribute to our jobs effectively only by addressing equity through self-examination and a commitment to this ongoing work.

Learning Objectives

  • Discover how our perceptions and biases influence interactions
  • Challenge ourselves to uncover systemic and professional/personal conditioning
  • Improve your skills in communication, conflict resolution and cultural humility
  • Commit to actionable steps to continue self-examination to better help others

SESSIONS: Tuesdays, February 7-28, 2023 

9:00-11:00 am AK / 10:00am - 12:00pm PT / 11:00am - 1:00pm MT


February 7

The Language and Psychology of Discrimination and Oppression: The Role of Perception when it comes to Equality vs. Equity
Communications and Conflict Resolution: Building Healthy Relationships and Healing


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February 14

Culture, Identity, & Diversity: Learning to See Each Other
Trauma Informed-Care: Racialized Medicine, Health Disparities, Structural Power and Systematic Oppression

February 21

Bias, Micro-aggressions, and Cultural Humility: Connecting and Committing to the Work  


February 28

Privilege & Intersectionality: Self-Awareness and Mutual Respect  
Moving Forward: Inclusion, Accountability, and Community 



Sherronda Jamerson, MA, CDP

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Sherronda Jamerson obtained a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology in 2012 from City University College in Seattle, WA, and became certified as a Chemical Dependency Professional in 2007. Her experiences include developing, implementing, and presenting EDI trainings to associations of healthcare professionals, healthcare providers, schools, and community-based organizations. She has also presented at state and national behavioral health conferences on the topics of DEI and Healthcare Equity. She presents with confidence and passion.




  • Members of the mental health/behavioral health workforce who are based in the states of Alaska, Oregon, Idaho & Washington (HHS Region 10)
  • Commitment to attend the whole series is required
  • Each individual must have access to computer/web camera/audio to participate
  • Applications are now closed.
  • Questions: For questions about this series, including eligibility and registration please contact the Northwest MHTTC at [email protected].

*Continuing Education Credit Details

Physicians, physician assistants, primary care ARNPs, psychologists, and other health care providers may be eligible for CME or CEUs for completing the course. Retain your Certificate of Completion and verify its suitability for CME/CEUS with your licensing/credentialing entity. The University of Washington is an approved provider of continuing education for DOH licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists, psychologists, chemical dependency professionals, nurses and physicians under the provisions of: WAC 246-809-610, WAC 246-809-620,WAC 246-811-200, WAC 246-840-210, WAC 246-919-460 and WAC 246-924-240.