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Providing Culturally Responsive Care to the LGBT Population

The Great Lakes A/MH/PTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.


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This training introduces 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.




Behavioral healthcare providers, including psychologists, LMTS and LCSWs, nurses, mental health and substance use disorder counselors, prevention practitioners, public health practitioners, teachers and counselors, and state, local, and county government staff.




  • Recall two factors that contribute to substance use among LGBT clients.
  • Identify two barriers to health screening and medical care for LGBT clients.
  • Recognize two health issues/behaviors that pose a higher risk for LGBT clients
  • Identify two strategies service providers can implement to create affirming environments for LGBT people.
  • Specify one effective treatment approach for LGBT populations.
  • Learn the difference between “cultural humility” and “cultural competence.”
  • Analyze two strategies for creating culturally affirming interactions.




Certificates of attendance will be emailed to all participants who attend the training in full.




Grant Hovik

Grant Hovik, MA

Grant Hovik, MA received his Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University, Teachers College. Mr. Hovik has worked in the field of substance use disorders through research, training, and technical assistance since 2006. Currently, he is a clinical specialist and trainer for UCLA’s Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP) and the Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center (PSATTC), where he conducts a variety of trainings on evidence-based substance use disorder treatment including Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment. Mr. Hovik is also an instructor for UCLA Extension’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling Certification Program where he teaches about the science of substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders.



Thomas Freese

Thomas E. Freese, PhD

Thomas E. Freese (Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology, 1995) is currently the Director of Training for UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP) and the Principal Investigator and Director of the Pacific Southwest Addictions Technology Transfer Center (PSATTC). Dr. Freese has conducted trainings on a wide variety of topics including implementing integrated treatment for co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT), medication assisted treatment, and common medical issues in patients with substance use disorders, and culturally responsive treatment for LGBT clients. Dr. Freese has been a featured presenter at conferences and meetings nationally and internationally. He has worked in the addiction field since 1983 and has developed and conducted trainings in 46 US states and internationally.


Starts: Feb. 15, 2022 11:00 am
Ends: Feb. 15, 2022 2:15 pm
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