Clinical Issues with Lesbian and Gay Male Clients
This course is based on a publication the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) and is designed to provide mental health and substance abuse counselors with a great deal of information regarding working with lesbian and gay (LG) individuals. The publication covers the special issues that need to be addressed in working with LG individuals in a substance abuse treatment setting.
The publication covers the wide range of diversity among women who self identify as lesbians or whose sexual, emotional or affectional feelings are primarily directed towards women. The myths and stereotypes about lesbian women are reviewed as are facts that dispute these myths. The social, cultural and development issues that specific to lesbians and gay men are reviewed. Clinical issues and concerns specific to lesbians and gay men are described with particular attention paid to issues that arise in substance abuse treatment settings.
Although the publication is written from the perspective of applications to substance abuse treatment, much of the information applies to LGBT clients in other treatment settings.
This course serves as an excellent resource for mental health professionals who work with substance abuse, or who would like to improve their clinical skills by learning more about how to work with lesbian and gay individuals. Given the prevalence of lesbian and gay individuals, this course provides much needed information to improve the cross cultural competencies of clinicians with an underserved population.
Psychologists, social workers, counselors, drug and alcohol counselors and marriage and family therapists can benefit from this course. This course may also be helpful for other practitioners, such as midwives and dieticians and nutritionists who work with substance abuse or lesbian or gay clients. This course is appropriate for beginning, intermediate and advanced level practitioners who wish to learn more about the LGBT population and or substance abuse treatment.
Learning Objectives: This course will provide a professional with a review of cultural and clinical issues that are significant for lesbians and gay males. Specifically, a professional will:
· Identify common myths and stereotypes about lesbians.
· Describe clinical issues that often arise when working with lesbian and gay male clients.
· Identify social, cultural and treatment considerations that should be included in the treatment of lesbians and gay men.
Citation: SAMSHA (2001). A Provider’s Introduction to Substance Abuse Treatment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Individuals. Chapter 7 Clinical Issues with Lesbians and Chapter 8 Clinical Issues with Gay Male Clients. DHHS Publication No. (SMA) 01-3498. Reviewed by TM DiDona, PhD 2018 and found to be current. For a full list of current references, please Click Here
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- The American Psychological Association (APA) Ce-Classes.com is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Ce-Classes.com maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
- Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Ce-Classes.com, Provider #1142, 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. Ce-Classes.com maintains responsibility for this course. ASWB Approval Period: 1/5/2020-1/5/2023 Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 Clinical continuing education clock hours.
- This course is NOT available for NBCC credit.
- The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #852 BAP-Expires 3/31/2023
- The California Board of Behavioral Sciences. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences, BBS, recognizes relevant course work/training that has been approved by nationally recognized certifying bodies, such as APA, to satisfy renewal requirements.
- California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) Provider Number OS-12-147-0221 Expires 2-2021
- The Texas Board of Social Work Examiners, Continuing Education Provider – 5674 expires 4/30/2021.
- The Texas Board of Professional Counselors, Continuing Education Provider
- Massachusetts Authorization Number: 243
- Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board – Provider # RCST031201 Expires 5/31/2021
- New York Social Work Board – Ce-Classes.com 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-0120.
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