TTAC Webinar: Crawford Bias Reduction Theory & Training (CBRT) Part II: LET UP on Bias, Prejudice and Racism

TTAC was pleased to host a timely and important webinar titled Crawford Bias Reduction Theory & Training (CBRT) Part II: LET UP on Bias, Prejudice and Racism presented by Dana E. Crawford, PhD., & Director of the Trauma-Informed Care Program at Montefiore Medical Group on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 1pm-2:30pm.

Part I of the Crawford Bias Reduction Theory & Training focused on presenting the CBRT model, increasing awareness of how humans become infected with bias, investigation of how bias gets activated and manifests, and how to reduce the impact of bias. Please view the recording of this webinar here: bit.ly/TTAC_ReduceBias_Pg

In Part II of this training series participants had the opportunity to dig deeper into building bias reduction skills. The training provided a brief review of the Crawford Bias Reduction Theory and Training. The remainder of the training focused on LET UP, a systematic approach to responding to bias. LET UP is an acronym for listen, empathize, tell your story, understand and psychoeducation. This training helped participants move from being reactive to the manifestations of bias, prejudice and racism, to being mindful and strategic in responding. Finally, participants had the opportunity to use the LET-UP approach for a cultural do-over (saying what they wish they would have said) after cultural ruptures.

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About the Presenter

Dr. Dana E. Crawford is a pediatric and clinical psychologist. She is currently the Director of the Trauma-Informed Care Program at Montefiore Medical Group. Dr. Crawford is holds a joint appointment as an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry & Behavioral Health Sciences at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She is also the developer of the Crawford Bias Reduction Theory & Training. Finally, she has a thriving private practice in Manhattan, New York. She has certifications in medical hypnosis and biofeedback. She has treated patients with high incidences of trauma in Philadelphia, Cincinnati, New Orleans, San Antonio, and New York. Dr. Crawford is a graduate of Howard, Temple, and Miami universities and has degrees in the areas of nursing, counseling, African-American studies, psychology, and the arts. Finally, she completed her pediatric psychology residency at Tulane University School of Medicine, a two–year clinical fellowship with the United States Department of Defense, and a two-year fellowship with the Center for Early Connections at Tulane University.