Mental Health KC Presents…

Mental Health KC Presents is a series of free webinars intended to extend the education and training provided by the Mental Health KC Conference.

The views and opinions presented are those of the speaker and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of Metro Council.

Trainings and Webinars

Implicit Bias

Presenter: Dr. Ryan Cox

Thursday, April 27th, 2023 12:00-1:00pm Central Time (US and Canada)

This presentation addresses the definition of implicit bias – what it is, how it impacts our decision-making and behaviors, how it affects society on a macro-level, and ways to begin better recognizing how implicit bias functions in your own life. Implicit bias is neither good nor bad, but it can have both positive and negative effects if we are unaware of it. Research has shown that changing our biases is not an easy thing to do, but changing our responses to our biases is well within our power if we work at it. This presentation will give you the tools to begin this process.

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Meet Our Webinar Speaker:
Dr. Ryan Cox

Dr Ryan CoxDr. Ryan Cox serves as the Program Manager of the Infectious Diseases Clinic, and the Program Manager and Behavioral Health Director of the LGBTQ Specialty Clinic at University Health Truman Medical Center. He earned his PhD from the University of Memphis, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in LGBT Interdisciplinary Care, with an emphasis on transgender health and HIV, at the VA Medical Center in Houston, Texas. He is an assistant professor in the UMKC School of Medicine, and teaches his own LGBT Health course at Kansas City University School of Medicine and Biosciences in the psychology doctorate program. Dr. Cox also serves as a Kansas City representative on the Vivent Health national board, the nation’s only certified HIV patient medical home.

The University Health LGBTQ Specialty Clinic was co-founded by Dr. Cox, and opened its doors in February 2020. It is the only multidisciplinary clinic of its kind in the Midwestern United States, outside of Chicago. The clinic currently features primary care, endocrinology, gynecology, behavioral health, pharmacy, and nursing.

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