Cultural Humility Series, Part IV: Critical Issues in LGBTQIA Patient Care

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Any Time
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Audio Conferencing
Support Website
Cost Range
FREE to $25.00

Host And Instructor

National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)
Allison (Alli) Schad, LCSW, LCAS, SEP & Peter Pennington, LPC, NCC


C.E. Credit for NAADAC - The Association for Addiction Professionals: 2.00
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 $25 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

LGBTQIA people are more likely to develop a substance use disorder (SUD), and transgender individuals are more likely to seek treatment than the general population (NIDA, 2017). These individuals often refuse treatment or leave against medical advice due to misgendering and discrimination. Effective SUD treatment not only requires sound clinical skills, but cultural knowledge and humility to address the needs of this population. This discussion provides information on gender and sexual minorities and issues they encounter in treatment, legal requirements of these facilities, and ethical policies that can be put in place to provide a safe, learning opportunity for these individuals to process and grow. This presentation will also provide instructions on critical factors to consider when creating safe, effective healing environments and relationships with LGBTQIA patients.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand appropriate terminology for working with gender and sexual minorities, such as gender, sex, and sexual orientation as it pertains to LGBTQIA patient care.
  • Recognize critical factors that affect and contribute to substance use among LGBTQIA populations.
  • Identify current laws and factors of care that bring a risk or provide support to patients in treatment.
    -Learn best practices to improve policies promoting safe and healthy environments for LGBTQIA patient care.

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.