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Clinical Consideration for Working with the Queer, Gay, Non binary, and LGBTQIA2+ Population
Recorded on November 3, 2022
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Description

This session delves into clinical information for working with the Trans Community by addressing the needs of LGBTQAIA2+/transgender individuals who seek treatment for mental health and/or substance use disorders. The presentation covers Clinical considerations, including best practices for trans youth and adults, body dysphoria as per the DSM-5, hormone readiness implications, body image management, and emotions and feelings those in the
LGBTQIA2+ “Rainbow Community” may experience will be presented from both a clinical, as well as personal perspective through Kristina Padilla’s lived experience as a gay/trans/fluid person. CBTF will be discussed, MET will be gone over, and Trauma inform treatment will be presented to show clinicians how to work with queer populations. As a refresher for some and a foundation for those new to working with this population, an “Introduction to the LGBTQ+ Community: LGBTQ+ 101,” will give basic information about definitions, best practices, and working with the Trans and non-binary population. Effective tips and questions to ask as a potential clinician will be reviewed so that clinicians may self-assess their practice’s LGBTQIA2+ affirming levels and ways in which to improve this quality if necessary. Insights about how to run a successful support group for those who are coming out or questioning will also be outlined and discussed.To take participants beyond their practices to becoming potential advocates for their clients and within society as a whole, “Welcome to the Rainbow Community: What you didn’t know, and How to Become an Ally” will be presented. This important section of the presentation challenges practitioners to be leaders in their communities and to inspire clients and their families to end stigma that has so deeply impacted “Rainbow People.”


Many practitioners have a basic familiarity concerning LGBTQ clients. However, most are unfamiliar with the distinctions within the trans and non-binary populations. There is a strong need for practitioners to learn the unique attributes of the trans umbrella and how the histories and challenges each segment faces when entering treatment for addiction impacts the way in which each individual may succeed or fail. Clinicians can vastly improve service delivery by understanding that what they may not know what they do not know regarding this special population. With the incredible stress that isolation has created due to the pandemic, young trans people are at a historic risk for addiction and suicidality. It is urgent that practitioners increase their knowledge about this special population”

Target Audience
  • Nurses & Physicians (ACCME & ANCC)
  • Psychologists (APA)
  • Social Workers (ASWB)
  • NY SW, NY MHC, NY MFT
  • Addiction Counselors (NADAAC)
Learning Objectives

1. Describe a positive or negative impact of a person’s coming out story regarding family support or lack thereof
2. Learn three categories typically placed under best practices for working with the LGBT community
3. Describe similarities between the stigmatization of “rainbow people” and stigmatization
of people with addiction and describe their compounding effects on one another.

CE Details
Introductory

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and The Global Exchange Conference (GXC).  Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

 

Physicians (ACCME) Credit Designation

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.

 

Nurses (ANCC) Credit Designation

This activity has been approved for ANCC contact hours.

This activity has been approved for APA hours.  

 

The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Counselors: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MD, ME, MO, NC, ND, NH, NE, NJ, NM, NV, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY

MI: No CE requirements

The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for MFTs: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, MD, ME, MO, NE, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WY

The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Addictions Professionals: AK, AR, CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, IA, IN, KS, LA, MD, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NY (outstate held), OK, OR, SC, UT, WA, WI, WY 

MA / MFTs: Participants can self-submit courses not approved by the MAMFT board for review. 

The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Social Workers: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, ID, IN, KY, ME, MN, MO, NE, NH, NM, OR, PA, VT, WI, WY

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Amedco 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 under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Amedco maintains responsibility for this course. Social Workers completing this course receive GENERAL continuing education credits.

 

The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for Social Workers: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE,  NH, NM, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY 

* WV accepts ASWB ACE unless activity is live in West Virginia, then an application is required.

The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for Counselors: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, MA, MD, ME, MO, ND, NE, NM, NH, NV, OK, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY

AL/Counselors: Activities not providing NBCC approval may be approved by the Board for individual licensees upon receipt of acceptable documentation prior to the activity.  Please send course details to your licensing board for approval BEFORE the event.  No approvals afterward by the board.

MI: No CE requirement

The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for MFTs: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, IA, ID, IN, KS, MD, ME, MO, NC, NE, NH, NM, NV, OK, OR, PA, RI, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY

MA / MFTs: Participants can self-submit courses not approved by the MAMFT board for review. 

MI: No CE requirement

The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for Addictions Professionals: AK, CA, CO, CT, GA, IA, IN, KS, LA, MO, MT, ND, NM, NV, OK, OR, SC, WA, WI, WV, WY

New York Board for Social Workers (NY SW)

This activity has been approved for New York Social Workers.

 

New York Board for Mental Health Counselors (NY MHC)

This activity has been approved for New York Mental Health Counselors.

 

New York Board for Marriage & Family Therapists (NY MFT)

This activity has been approved for New York Marriage & Family Therapists.

 

New York Board for Psychology (NY PSY)

This activity has been approved for New York Psychologists.

This course has been approved by High Watch Recovery Center as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider for 1.5 CE(s). NAADAC Provider #191571, High Watch Recovery Center, is responsible for all aspects of its programming.

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TPN.health and this educator have no conflicts of interest and have not received any commercial support for this program or its contents.
Kristina Padilla
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