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A Provider’s Introduction to Substance Use Disorder Treatment for LGBT Individuals (Virtual; DHCS-TA)

Training Description:

This three-hour live virtual 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:

  1. Recall two (2) factors that might contribute to substance use among LGBT clients.
  2. Identify two (2) barriers for health screening and medical care for LGBT clients.
  3. Recognize two (2) health issues/behaviors for which LGBT clients have a higher risk.
  4. Identify two (2) strategies service providers can implement to create affirming environments for LGBT people.
  5. Specify one (1) treatment approach that has been shown effective with LGBT populations.
  6. Explain the concept of “cultural humility” and theorize at one (1) way that it differs from “cultural competency.”
  7. Analyze two (2) strategies for creating culturally affirming interactions.


Starts: Dec. 8, 2020 9:00 am
Ends: Dec. 8, 2020 12:15 pm
Registration Deadline
December 1, 2020
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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