The Black Gay Community and Crystal Meth - 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 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: 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:

Annual Membership

 

Lifetime Membership


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Course Outline

Module 1 Module 1 - Live Event
Unit 1 Zoom Registration Info
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