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The Race Against Racism: Strategies to Combat Racism, Address Microaggressions, and Promote Healing in the Therapeutic Setting

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Aditi Mehra, DHSc, OTR/L


The Race Against Racism: Strategies to Combat Racism, Address Microaggressions, and Promote Healing in the Therapeutic Setting

As the U.S. population becomes increasingly multicultural and telehealth extends services into remote areas, there is an urgent need for therapists to become adept at the delivery of culturally appropriate care. In this 2-hour course, the presenter offers insight for therapists not only to self-reflect on their own biases but also explores evidence-based strategies to overcome everyday barriers promoted by acts of racial microaggression. This course is included with the Ethical Foundations Webinar Package.

Learning Outcomes

    1. Identify distinctions between the following key terms: cultural competency, cultural humility, racial microaggressions, and ethnocentrism.
    2. Name the differences among the three types of microaggressions.
    3. List an example of each type of microaggression and its impact on therapeutic practice.
    4. Identify challenges and strategies to combat racial microaggression and its application to delivering culturally competent care.

Course Information

  • Target Audience: intermediate-level OTs, SLPs, PTs, and other professionals
    Note: While many professionals may benefit from the course content, we can only guarantee acceptance of continuing education credit as described in the following CEU section.
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  • Course Instructor: Aditi Mehra, DHSc, OTR/L
  • CE Broker course code: 20-786690

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

AOTA-Approved Provider Program Sensational Brain LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. PD activity ID# 0597. This distance-learning, independent format is offered at 0.2 CEUs, Intermediate Level, Fundamental Knowledge. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

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Aditi Mehra, DHSc, OTR/L, received her Bachelors in Occupational Therapy from Western Michigan University in 1998 and her Doctorate in Health Sciences from Midwestern University, Illinois, in 2016. Since then, she has practiced as a pediatric OT in various settings such as early intervention, hand therapy, NICU, inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation, and schools. During her doctoral studies, Dr. Mehra pursued a certification in Applied Behavior Analysis to improve and enhance collaboration within multidisciplinary teams. Once she delved deeper into this field, she discovered Fit Learning, an academic program based on the principles of ABA designed to build fluency and address all differences in learning (executive functioning, ADHD. etc.). Dr. Mehra is currently the Director of Fit Learning Labs in the Chicagoland area and continues to practice OT in both schools and private teletherapy services. She is passionate about Interpersonal Education and strives to foster multidisciplinary collaboration among OTs and other allied health professionals. She provides continuing education presentations for various allied health groups in her community and is an avid blogger for Psychology Today. To view Aditi’s course, check out her product page.


  • Financial: Aditi Mehra receives a speaking fee from Sensational Brain LLC. She is the author of 25 Tips to Improve Student Engagement via Telehealth and offers free and paid OT resources on her website:
  • Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

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