Cultural Humility Series, Part I: Understanding SUD Disparities Among LGBTQIA People

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Any Time
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
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Cost Range
FREE to $20.00
Everyone can participate in the webinar for free. Members of NAADAC receive a Certificate of Completion for CEs for FREE by watching all of this webinar and passing an online CE quiz ($20 for non-members).

Host And Instructor

National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)
De’An Roper, PhD, LCSW-S
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C.E. Credit for NAADAC - The Association for Addiction Professionals: 1.50
Specialization: Qualified Addictions Professional
The CE certificate for this webinar will be available after the webinar takes place. NAADAC Members will be prompted to register for the CE quiz for free, while non-members will be prompted to pay a $20 processing fee to access the quiz. Upon passing the CE quiz, a CE Certificate will be immediately available to download in your profile.

Training Overview Description

Recent studies indicate higher rates of substance use disorders (SUD) and smoking rates in LGBTQIA individuals as compared to heterosexuals. There are multiple theories that explain these disparities. This presentation will provide an overview of how minority stress theory plays a role in high SUD rates, as well as trace the historical sociological roots that impact substance use in LGBTQIA people.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will understand the historical roots and current issues LGBTQIA people face in today's wider social environment.
  • Participants will be able to identify the sociological complexities that potentially underpin disparities of SUDs among LGBTQIA people.
  • Participants will be able to explain minority stress theory and its relationship to LGBTQIA SUDs.

Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters. Live closed captioning is available and the captioning capabilities are in compliance with the practices defined in Worldwide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.

CE Credits

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Event-specific Details

This training could be applied to multiple areas of the Alaska Qualified Addictions Professional (QAP) certification. Contact the Alaska Commission for Behavioral Health Certification (Ask for Dabney Van Liere, Executive Director) at 907-332-4333 or email for specific information.