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The Black Gay Community and Crystal Meth

Posted: 6-18-21 | The Affirmative Couch

The Black Gay Community and Crystal Meth

Presenter: Jerry St Louis, LGSW

September 15, 2021 - 9:00 am Pacific/12:00 pm Eastern

2 CEs

The Black Gay Community and Crystal Meth

$60

Maximum Registration for the Live Event: 100

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Course Description

Abstract:

Methamphetamine, also known as crystal meth or Tina, has been a health concern for the LGBTQ+ community since the late 1990s. In most recent studies, researcher are seeing an increase in use in the Black/African American Gay community (Secret, 2015). As a result, mental health professionals should be familiar with information related to the current crystal meth epidemic and how it relates to Black Gay community.

This course will provide an overview of the experience of Black/African American Gay men and the prevalence of crystal methamphetamine use, including the unique challenges they and the therapist face in treatment. This course is designed to build awareness, provide useful tools in providing ethnically competent services, and discuss risk factors faced by Black/African American Gay men who use crystal meth. The course will cover issues facing Black/African American Gay men, their use of crystal meth and how to support those with taking culture and experience into consideration.

Learning Objectives:

After this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe contextual factors, including at least 2 challenges in accessing early intervention and treatment, that impact the crystal meth epidemic in Black/African American Gay communities.
  • Identify at least 2 factors that may be related to the crystal meth overdose rates in Black/African American communities in the US.
  • Implement at least 2 new treatment strategies in clinical work with Black/African American Gay men dealing with crystal meth addiction.

2 CEs

Who should take this course:

Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers, Professional Counselors, Registered Dietitians, and other professionals working with Black Gay Men dealing with crystal meth addiction.


$60

Buy Now

Licensed therapists who work in nonprofits price is $40 (Use coupon code: gm2021p at checkout)

Student/pre-licensed price is $20 (Use coupon code: gm2021pre at checkout)

You can also get access to this course and all other courses with our memberships:

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Lifetime Membership


Continuing Education Approvals

APA ApprovedThe Affirmative Couch, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Affirmative Couch, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Course Outline

Working with LGBTQ Veterans

Posted: 5-19-21 | The Affirmative Couch

Working with LGBTQ Veterans

Presenter: Zander Keig, LCSW

Recorded Webinar

2 CEs

Working with LGBTQ Veterans

$60

Maximum Registration for the Live Event: 100

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Licensed therapists who work in nonprofits price is $40 (Use coupon code: lgbtqvetnp at checkout)

Student/pre-licensed price is $20 (Use coupon code: lgbtqvetpre at checkout)

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Course Description

Abstract:

When working with sexual and gender minority veterans, it helps to understand military culture and the active-duty experience. For example, the experience of a lesbian serving prior to the Don't Ask Don't Tell Don't Pursue (repealed in 2011) in the US Army is vastly different from a trans female serving under the current Department of Defense Open Transgender Service Policy (2016) in the US Navy.
Whether a veteran seeks mental health and/or medical care services at a Veterans Health Administration (VHA) facility or not, knowing that the VHA has made tremendous strides toward providing LGBT veterans with culturally competent care may increase the likelihood that the veteran will access their entitled benefits.

Learning Objectives:

After this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and address barriers to self-recognition as a veteran for LGBTQ service members
  • Explain differences between discharge types from active-duty service and their implications on mental health
  • Describe the psychological impact of DADT (Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t Pursue) and its repeal on LGB and T service members
  • Discuss how the Transgender Open Service policy and Ban on Transgender Service members has influenced transgender and gender nonbinary service members and veterans

2 CEs

Who should take this course:

Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers, Professional Counselors, Registered Dietitians, and other professionals working with eating disorders, disordered eating, and/or issues around diet culture with transgender and gender nonbinary clients.


$60

Buy Now


Licensed therapists who work in nonprofits price is $40 (Use coupon code: lgbtqvetnp at checkout)

Student/pre-licensed price is $20 (Use coupon code: lgbtqvetpre at checkout)

You can also get access to this course and all other courses with our memberships:

Annual Membership

 

Lifetime Membership


Continuing Education Approvals

APA ApprovedThe Affirmative Couch, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Affirmative Couch, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Course Outline