Counseling African Americans With Substance Use Disorders

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Any Time
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
Support Website
Cost Range
FREE to $20.00

Host And Instructor

National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)
Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC


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 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


In this free webinar, participants will be introduced to tools that will enable them to work more effectively with chemically dependent African Americans with substance use disorders. A partial list of topics includes: 7 Strategies for Engaging African Americans in Addictions Treatment within the First 5 Minutes of Contact; 3 Strategies for Overcoming Barriers to Mistrust; Effective Cross-cultural Counseling with African Americans with Substance Use Disorders; How to Have a Sensitive Discussion of Differences in the Cross-cultural Counseling Relationship; Culturally-specific Approaches to Working with African American Men and Women in Addictions Treatment; and How to Partner with Indigenous Healers in the African American Community to Promote Recovery. Join us for this essential training on cultural competency!

Learning Objectives

  • Be aware of 7 strategies for engaging African Americans in addictions treatment within the first 5 minutes of contact.

  • Be aware of 3 strategies for overcoming barriers to mistrust.

  • Be aware of how to have a sensitive discussion of differences in the cross-cultural counseling relationship.

  • Be aware of 5 culturally-specific approaches to working with African American men and women in addictions treatment.

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.

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.

This webinar is NOT eligible for ASWB ACE CE hours or NASW CE hours.