A Provider’s Introduction to Substance Use Disorder Treatment for LGBT Individuals (Reno)

A Provider’s Introduction to Substance Use Disorder Treatment for LGBT Individuals

This full-day training is intended for any provider in contact with LGBT individuals, including MH and SUD clinicians, HIV providers, State, Local and County governments employees, Primary care providers, Public health practitioners, Prevention specialists, Community based organizations, School teachers and counselors. The training includes an introduction to key terms and concepts (such as gender identity and sexual orientation), treatment considerations for clinical work, and addressing the specific needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.

At the conclusion of the training, participants will be able to:

- Identify two factors that might contribute to substance use among LGBT clients.
- Identify two barriers for health screening and check-ups for LGBT clients.
- Identify two health issues/behaviors for which LGBT clients have a higher risk.
- Identify two ways service providers can create affirming environments for people
- Identify one treatment approach that has been shown effective with LGBT populations.
- Define “cultural humility” and explain how it differs from “cultural competency.”
- Identify two strategies for creating culturally affirming interactions.

Presenter: Andrew Kurtz, MA, LMFT, Clinical Specialist at UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP)

Continuing Education Hours (CEHs): 6

Funding for this training was made possible, in part, by the Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center, HHS Region 9, cooperative agreement 1H79 TI080211-02 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. To learn more about the Pacific Southwest ATTC visit their website at http://www.psattc.org/.

Wednesday, January 22 at 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

UNR Redfield Campus, Building A, Room 227 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno, NV 89511

Event Registration Required

This event requires registration.