SA Treatment for LGBT Individuals: Treatment Approaches, Modalities, and Accessibility
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, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) individuals. The publication covers the special issues that need to be addressed in working with LGBT individuals in a treatment setting. Levels of care and the types of treatment that appear to work best for LGBT individuals are reviewed. In addition, the major issues of accessibility related to substance abuse treatment for LGBT populations are detailed. The chapter ends with a plan of action that will enable clinicians and administrators to make a program accessible for the LGBT population.
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, gay, bisexual or transgendered individuals. Given the prevalence of LGBT individuals, this course provides much needed information to improve the cross cultural competencies of clinicians.
This course is appropriate for behavioral health professionals. This course is appropriate for beginning level practitioners who who need continuing education for working with 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 LGBT individuals. Specifically, a professional will:
· Identify the special issues that need to be addressed in working with LGBT individuals.
· Describe the levels of care and the types of treatment that appear to work best for LGBT individuals.
· Describe how a program can be made accessible for LGBT populations.
Citation: SAMSHA (2001). A Provider’s Introduction to Substance Abuse Treatment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Individuals. Chapter 4 Overview of Treatment Approaches, Modalities, and Issues of Accessibility in the Continuum of Care. DHHS Publication No. (SMA) 01-3498. For a list of current references, please Click Here
This Ce-Classes.com course is approved for CE credit by:
- Staff Training
- Employees Only: This course is approved for employee training. However, this course does not provide CE credit for licensed or certified professionals.
This course is Non Interactive .