Kyla Liggett-Creel

Kyla Liggett-Creel

Clinical Assistant Professor

University of maryland, school of social work

Session: Implicit Bias

Implicit bias is a form of bias that occurs automatically and unintentionally, that nevertheless affects judgments, decisions, and behaviors. This session will introduce you to insights about how our minds operate and help you understand the origins of implicit associations. You will also uncover some of your own biases and learn strategies for addressing them.


Executive Directors, Mgmt, Case workers, FLS

Speaker BIO

Dr. Kyla Liggett-Creel is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the School of Social Work, University of Maryland. She has served as a Senior Clinical Social Worker at the Center for Infant Studies for three years. She was previously a Supervising Clinical Social worker at Kennedy Krieger Institute for nine years (1999-2008) and coordinated a clinic for children between the ages of birth to five who had experienced trauma. Her BS is from the University of Maryland, College Park and MSW is from Smith College School of Social work. She has an earned PhD from the School of Social work, University of Maryland, Baltimore. Dr. Liggett-Creel has presented for Child Welfare agencies across the State of Maryland on issues related to trauma, attachment and development. She has also offered presentations about behavioral management for children in education settings. Dr. Liggett-Creel has published an article on evidence-based practice with parents of children birth to seven years old who have experienced trauma. Dr. Liggett-Creel has consulted with the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences and provided a paper on parenting and early childhood mental health.Dr. Liggett-Creel served as the Director of Director of Research and Evaluation for the Promise Heights Program until 2020. She is now the lead strategist for the Office of Youth and Trauma Services at the Baltimore City Health Department.