Smart Project

Virtual Implicit Bias Reduction & Neutralization Training (VIBRANT)

Funding National Institute of Mental Health 3R34MH109605-02S1
Project Status Recruiting

This is supplement to the BOLT parent grant to address one of the primary causes of health disparities— implicit bias among healthcare providers. Specifically, this project will (1) assess stereotype knowledge and implicit racial bias and its potential influence on clinical decision-making among school mental health clinicians, (2) develop an adjunctive online training module entitled Virtual Implicit Bias Reduction and Neutralization Training (VIBRANT), and (3) pilot VIBRANT with school mental health (SMH) clinicians for feasibility as an adjunctive training module to those developed for the parent grant.