Substance Use Disorder Treatment and the LGBTQ Community

 

This course provides you insight and information into the scope and prevalence of substance use disorders (SUD) in the LGBT community. You will be introduced to the common terminology you may see or hear when working with this population in this context.

 

As you learn more about the LGBT community, you will begin to explore and understand some of the issues this community faces that may contribute to higher rates of substance use disorder. You also will examine treatment models that have been shown to be effective when working with this population, along with limitations to treatment.

 

Case vignettes and interactive exercises will help you to apply your learning and work out potentially difficult circumstances when working with LGBT substance-users. At the end of the course, you will have a firm understanding of how to provide culturally competent care for substance use disorders to this community.



$17.50

Hours: 1.75
REL-BH-0-ADD8

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (32 Match)

American Psychological Association

1.75 HOURS


Relias, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Relias, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.75 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.75 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.7 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 1.70 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

1.75 HOURS


Provider #50-290 This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.

Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

1.75 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.

National Board for Certified Counselors

1.75 HOURS







Relias, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6110. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Relias , LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours

Texas State Board of Professional Counselors

1.75 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.

Florida Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists

1.75 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.75 HOURS


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 1.75 contact hours for participating in this course.

Association of Social Work Boards

1.75 HOURS


Relias, LLC, #1273, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Relias, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 2/10/2018-2/10/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, posttests. This module is Reading-Based.

Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.75 Clinical continuing education clock hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit

1.75 HOURS


Relias, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0009.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules.

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered “self-study” under section 74.10(c)(2)(ii)(b)(4) of the Commissioner’s Regulations. The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

Social workers will receive 1.75 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.

Florida Board of Psychology

1.7 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing

1.75 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.75 contact hours for participating in this course.

Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Marriage and Family Therapist Continuing Education Sponsor

1.75 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Mental Health Counselors (MHC)

1.75 HOURS


Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0011

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias, LLC are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT)

1.75 HOURS


Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0009

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

1.75 HOURS


Relias LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Relias LLC designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

1.75 HOURS


This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-[Custom_Code]

Florida Board of Medicine

1.75 HOURS


Florida Board of Medicine CE Provider #: 50-290

Florida Physician Assistants

1.75 HOURS


Louisiana Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority

1.75 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.

Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals

1.75 HOURS


Education hours MCBAP-S
This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.

Breining Institute for Registered Addiction Specialists

1.75 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.

California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals

1.75 HOURS


Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider number 1S-06-729-0220 for 1.75 CEH's

Missouri Credentialing Board

1.75 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.

NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals

1.75 HOURS


This course has been approved by Relias LLC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 1.75 CE. NAADAC Provider #86124, Relias, LLC is responsible for all
aspects of their programming.

Connecticut Certification Board

1.75 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.

Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board

1.75 HOURS


Provider # RTX050401 290
This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.

Ohio Professional Counselor Board

1.75 HOURS


Provider # RCX100502 290
This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.

Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board

1.75 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours. Content Area: C5, R1

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

1.75 HOURS


Course Details

Course Code: REL-BH-0-ADD8
Hours: 1.75
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 5/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Define the scope and prevalence of substance use disorders in the LGBT community.
Identify at least three factors that contribute to higher substance use in the LGBT community as well as protective factors.

Describe treatment models that have been shown to be effective when working with this population, and their limitations.

Outline:

Section 1: Introduction




  1. About This Course

  2. Learning Objectives



Section 2: The LGBT Community and Substances




  1. Meet Sarah

  2. Terms

  3. Helpful Tip

  4. The Problem

  5. Cigarettes

  6. Alcohol

  7. Other Drugs

  8. Quick Check

  9. Lesbians and Bisexual Women and Alcohol

  10. Gay Men and Methamphetamine

  11. Patterns by Race/Ethnicity

  12. Review

  13. Summary



Section 3: Risk and Protective Factors




  1. Meet Maya

  2. Homophobia/Transphobia and Discrimination

  3. Violence Against Transgender People of Color

  4. Internalized Homophobia/Transphobia

  5. Family Rejection

  6. HIV/AIDS

  7. Coming Out/Openness about LGBT identity

  8. Quick Check

  9. Community Involvement

  10. Access to Treatment

  11. Remember Maya?

  12. Summary



Section 4: Effective Treatment Models and Limitations




  1. Meet Lisa

  2. Trauma-informed Care

  3. Motivation and the Stages of Change

  4. LGBT-Specific Programming/Inclusive Groups

  5. Seeking Safety

  6. Quick Check

  7. Harm Reduction

  8. The Matrix Model

  9. AA and 12-step programs

  10. Treatment Tailored to the Needs of LGBT People

  11. Review

  12. Summary



Section 6: Conclusion




  1. Summary

  2. Course Contributors

  3. Resources

  4. References

  5. Congratulations!H. Exam


Staff Writer: Naju Madra, M.A.

Naju Madra, M.A. is an internal subject matter expert and clinical content writer for Relias' Behavioral Healthcare library. She earned her Master's degree in Psychology with specific study in neuropsychological assessment for children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. She brings with her a wealth of experience in clinical assessment, along with expertise in large-scale clinical research project management, recruitment, training, as well as in-person and web-based curriculum development.

In addition to scholarly activities such as writing manuals and preparing manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals, Ms. Madra has over 15 years of behavioral healthcare experience ranging from crisis counseling and job coaching for individuals with severe mental illness and co-occurring disorders, to community college instruction, and trauma specialist at the Veterans Health Administration. In her current role, Ms. Madra has contributed authorship to over 100 behavioral healthcare course offerings for both licensed and non-licensed professionals in the Health & Human Services market.

Disclosure: Naju Madra, M.A. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Instructor: Stacy Agosto, M.A., LCSW

Stacy Agosto, M.A., LCSW is a subject matter expert on substance use in the LGBT community. She earned her Master's degree from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. She has worked for large, urban LGBT community health organizations where she has managed and developed substance use disorder programming and supervised teams of licensed clinicians. During that time she has also worked as a clinician providing individual and group therapy to LGBT substance users. She is currently employed at a Federally Qualified Health Center specializing in healthcare for the LGBT community, where she oversees all substance use programming and provides supervision for a team of substance use therapists. Ms. Agosto has extensive experience working with gay men who use crystal meth, and she has been sought out by media outlets and other professionals for her expertise in this area.

Disclosure: Stacy Agosto, M.A., LCSW discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests: Relevant Financial Relationship with Howard Brown Health as Salaried Employee
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry level Psychologists; intermediate level Alcohol and Drug Counselors; intermediate level Marriage and Family Therapists; intermediate level Professional Counselors; intermediate level Social Workers; Nurses; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
Relias will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
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