This course provides you insight and information into the scope and prevalence of substance use disorders (SUD) in the LGBT community. You will be introduced to the common terminology you may see or hear when working with this population in this context.
As you learn more about the LGBT community, you will begin to explore and understand some of the issues this community faces that may contribute to higher rates of substance use disorder. You also will examine treatment models that have been shown to be effective when working with this population, along with limitations to treatment.
Case vignettes and interactive exercises will help you to apply your learning and work out potentially difficult circumstances when working with LGBT substance-users. At the end of the course, you will have a firm understanding of how to provide culturally competent care for substance use disorders to this community.
Naju Madra, M.A. is an internal subject matter expert and clinical content writer for Relias' Behavioral Healthcare library. She earned her Master's degree in Psychology with specific study in neuropsychological assessment for children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. She brings with her a wealth of experience in clinical assessment, along with expertise in large-scale clinical research project management, recruitment, training, as well as in-person and web-based curriculum development.
In addition to scholarly activities such as writing manuals and preparing manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals, Ms. Madra has over 15 years of behavioral healthcare experience ranging from crisis counseling and job coaching for individuals with severe mental illness and co-occurring disorders, to community college instruction, and trauma specialist at the Veterans Health Administration. In her current role, Ms. Madra has contributed authorship to over 100 behavioral healthcare course offerings for both licensed and non-licensed professionals in the Health & Human Services market.
Stacy Agosto, M.A., LCSW is a subject matter expert on substance use in the LGBT community. She earned her Master's degree from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. She has worked for large, urban LGBT community health organizations where she has managed and developed substance use disorder programming and supervised teams of licensed clinicians. During that time she has also worked as a clinician providing individual and group therapy to LGBT substance users. She is currently employed at a Federally Qualified Health Center specializing in healthcare for the LGBT community, where she oversees all substance use programming and provides supervision for a team of substance use therapists. Ms. Agosto has extensive experience working with gay men who use crystal meth, and she has been sought out by media outlets and other professionals for her expertise in this area.
Certificates provided by accrediting body (45 Match)
American Nurses Credentialing Center
American Psychological Association
California Association of Alcohol and Drug Educators
California Board of Registered Nursing
District of Columbia Board of Nursing
Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling
Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor
Louisiana Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority
Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals
NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals
National Board for Certified Counselors
Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board
Ohio Professional Counselor Board
Ohio Social Worker Board
Pennsylvania Certification Board
Texas State Board of Professional Counselors
Connecticut Certification Board
Florida Board of Nursing
Breining Institute for Registered Addiction Specialists
National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals
Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board
Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists
Association of Social Work Boards
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Relias LLC is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Relias LLC maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.75 Clinical continuing education credits.
New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit
Florida Board of Psychology
Georgia Board of Nursing
Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Marriage and Family Therapist Continuing Education Sponsor
California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals
Missouri Credentialing Board
New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Mental Health Counselors (MHC)
New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT)
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education
South Carolina Board of Nursing
Florida Board of Medicine
Florida Physician Assistants
West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing
South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners
Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors
National Board for Certified Couneslors
New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board of Psychology
Section 1: Introduction
Section 2: The LGBT Community and Substances
Section 3: Risk and Protective Factors
Section 4: Effective Treatment Models and Limitations
Section 6: Conclusion
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