Providing Culturally-Responsive and Integrative LGBTQIAP+ Addictions Treatment



VIRTUAL SEMINAR | June 16 and 17, 2021, 1 - 4:15 p.m. ET
Instructor: Katherine Glick, M.Ed., LPC, LCADC, ACS, CMHIMP

CEs: 6 CEs for social workers and psychologists are available for $10 fee 
Level: Introductory

There is much research that supports the fact that LGBTQIAP+ communities experience a higher level of stress and that there are subsequent mental health and addiction disparities that occur.  These disparities are due to violence and discrimination perpetuated against members of these communities and exacerbated by multiples sites of marginalization. It is imperative for mental health clinicians and addiction professionals to receive training and education about how to understand and integrate culture into their work, and how to actively cultivate an anti-oppressive and affirmative lens when working with members of these communities. 

Many practitioners report feeling ill-equipped and lacking competence in providing affirmative care to LGBTQIAP+ individuals. This course is specifically for clinicians who have had limited experience with the above-named communities, and will prepare the practitioner to accurately recognize, assess, and treat individuals who identify as LGBTQIAP+ who are struggling with substance abuse and related problems. 

Participants will have the opportunity to examine their own socialization around sexuality, and how it has impacted them personally and professionally. Insight strategies will allow participants to explore the importance of examining functioning across domains of functioning, including sexuality and sexual identity. Terminology will be reviewed, and special attention will be paid to culturally-specific risk and etiological factors, and evidence-based culturally-responsive and affirmative treatment.

Target Audience: 

Social workers and other social service providers

Course Delivery Method, Format and Instructor Interaction :

Synchronous, interactive virtual seminar with discussion

System Requirements:

Attendees will need access to a computer with working camera and microphone. All courses are offered using Zoom conferencing software and login information is sent shortly after registration. 

Registration Fees and Deadlines:

Early registration by April 5, 2021: $130
Regular registration by June 14, 2021: $145

CEs: 6 CEs for social workers and psychologists are available for $10 fee 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the epidemiology and five specific risk factors of substance abuse among the LGBTQIAP+ population.
  2. Identify ten key terms and substance use trends in the LGBTQIAP+ population.
  3. Explain three key ways the marginalization and oppression of LGBTQIAP+ individuals may connect and correlate to substance use and abuse.
  4. ​Describe three culturally-responsive and affirmative practices to assist LGBTQIAP+ clients in gaining resilience in their recovery process.

Day 1

  • 1 – 1:15 p.m. ET:    Intros, learning objectives, pre-assessment of terminology and confidence level
  • 1:15 - 1:45 p.m. ET:    Group activity- socializations around sexuality & gender, impact on therapeutic/clinical lens 
  • 1:45 - 2 p.m. ET:    Terminology 
  • 2 - 2:35 p.m. ET:    Lecture: LGBTQIAP+ lived experiences, sexuality and gender-based oppression, intersectionality
  • 2:35 - 2:45 p.m. ET:      Break
  • 2:45 - 3:45 p.m. ET:    Group activity: Sub-communities under the rainbow, specific risk and resiliency factors  
  • 3:45 - 4 p.m. ET:     Discussion of the holistic, integrative, and affirmative model of mental health 
  • 4 - 4:15 p.m. ET:    Wrap-up activity 

Day 2

  • 1 - 1:10 p.m. ET:    Welcome back, recall of Day 1
  • 1:10 - 1:20 p.m. ET:    Lecture: Case conceptualizations from an integrative perspective
  • 1:20 - 1:50 p.m. ET:    Group activity- Case review, discussion
  • 1:50 - 2:35 p.m. ET:    Videos & discussion: Gender and gender identity 
  • 2:35 - 2:45 p.m. ET:      Break
  • 2:45 - 4 p.m. ET:    Group activity: Affirmative & Integrative practices across the continuum of care 
  • 4 - 4:15 p.m. ET:    Wrap-up activity  

About the Instructor:

Kat Glick (they/them) is a licensed therapist and the founder of Personal Evolution LLC, a holistic psychotherapy, health coaching and consulting practice. Their professional background includes 13 years of working in clinical mental health and addiction treatment, including holding various positions of dual diagnosis specialist, clinical supervisor, clinical director and administrator. Their specialties in clinical practice include integrative and nutritional approaches to treating substance use, anxiety and other clinical issues, as well as affirmative approaches to sexual and relational identities. As a member of the LGBTQIAP+ community, they strive to create a safe, accessible, anti-oppressive and affirmative space for individuals to explore the intersections of their identities and build community. Their wellness center, located in the heart of Philadelphia, offers individual counseling services as well as free support groups, educational seminars and various events that are open to current clients as well as the surrounding community.

Along with their clinical experience, Glick has held an instructor position in higher education for the past 11 years, teaching psychology, addictions, social work and mental health counseling courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. In addition, they provide consulting, training seminars and continuing education courses for mental health and addictions professionals. Glick has a particular passion for teaching and training mental health and human service professionals who are entering and/or currently working in the field. They are currently in the process of completing the requirements for their Ph.D. in Human Sexuality Studies from Widener University.

Completion Requirements for Virtual Seminars

Virtual Seminars (referred to as live interactive webinars by ASWB) are live, synchronous, online courses held in Zoom meetings. To receive a CE certificate, you must attend the entirety of the virtual seminar. Partial credit will not be awarded to those who attend only a portion of the virtual seminar. For virtual seminars, participant attendance is tracked through Zoom, students are engaged throughout the online class utilizing their camera and/or microphone and participants must complete an evaluation. A link to the online evaluation will be emailed to participants within 24 hours of the conclusion of the course. It is attendee’s responsibility to contact their state licensing board/certification boards to determine eligibility to meet continuing education requirements.

How Will a CE Certificate Be Awarded?

Upon completing the evaluation for the virtual seminar, participants will be emailed their online certificate​ within 30 days of seminar completion​. ​Participants should save and/or print ​the certificate upon receipt for ​their records. Receiving the CE certificate is contingent on attendance and completion of the evaluation.

Continuing Education Credits and Accreditation

Social Work CE Credit: The Smith College School for Social Work, provider #1755, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The Smith College School for Social Work maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 11/19/2020-11/19-2021. Social workers completing this course receive 6 continuing education credits. 

The Smith College School for Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and is therefore authorized to provide CEs as a postsecondary institution accredited by CSWE in many states. Courses offered through the School's Program of Professional Education are awarded continuing education credits in accordance with Continuing Education Regulation 258, CMR, 31.00 in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Smith College School for Social Work, Office of Professional Education SW OPE 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 #0169. If outside these states, please contact your licensing board for accreditation information regarding your state. Association of Social Work Boards database of social work licensure requirements.

Psychology CE Credit: Co-sponsored training events for psychology CE credit with Smith College School for Social Work. Amego Prepare​ is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Amego Prepare maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Due to changes in continuing education requirements for NY licensed psychologists, APA CE Sponsor credits may not be accepted for re-licensure at this time. Please check the NY Psychology Board regulations for CE requirements currently in effect.

Further information on policies and CE accreditation can be found here.

Mary Curtin | Manager of Professional Education

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