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The Black Gay Community and Crystal Meth

Presenter: Jerry St Louis, LGSW

2 CEs

Recorded Webinar

The Black Gay Community and Crystal Meth

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.

About the Presenter: 

Jerry St Louis

 

Jerry St. Louis is a Social Worker in a drug rehabilitation program and a doctoral student at George Washington University pursuing an Ed.D. in Special Education. On the weekends, Jerry is a hiking dog dad!

 


$60

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Testimonials

Very knowledgeable presenter! 

Excellent content, discussion and presenter

Excellent - really valuable info & learned a lot even though outside of my typical practice areas.


Additional Information

Instruction Level

This course is meant for an intermediate to advanced audience.

Who should Attend

Psychologists, counselors, and marriage and family therapists and social workers.

Format

Recorded webinar recorded in January 2022.

Completion Requirements

To get CE credit, you will need to take the post-test with at least 80% score to receive your certificate for the homestudy course.

Financial Support

The Affirmative Couch pays course presenters for their teaching. There is no other financial support for this course.

Conflict of Interest

There is no reported conflict of interest or outside commercial support for this course.

Contact Information

For any inquiries related to subject matter, problem resolution, corrections, grievances, or anything else, please contact us.

Accommodations

The Affirmative Couch will work to accommodate reasonable accommodations requests. Requests can be emailed with “accommodation request” in the subject line. Requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.


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.


$60

Maximum Registration for the Live Event: 100

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

Course Outline

 

Module 1 Recorded Live Event
Unit 1 Recorded Webinar
Unit 2 Course Quiz
Affirmative Couch Training for Therapists