101742: Executive Summary

From A Provider's Introduction to Substance Abuse Treatment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Individuals

About the Course:

Executive Summary: A Provider’s Introduction to Substance Abuse Treatment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Individuals presents information to assist providers in improving substance abuse treatment to LGBT clients by raising awareness about the issues unique to LGBT clients. Sensitizing providers to these unique issues will, it is hoped, result in more effective treatment and improved treatment outcomes.

Course materials are from the Executive Summary, found on pages 13-23 of pdf document (pages xiii-xxiii if using Adobe toolbar page finder.)

Journal/Publisher:

SAMHSA

Publication Date:

2001; Reprinted 2005

Author

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

About the Author:

No additional information given.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, and social workers who seek knowledge about substance abuse treatment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals. It is appropriate for introductory to intermediate levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Acknowledge the substance abuse in the LGBT community and the “coming out” process.

  2. Identify the clinical issues with lesbian, gay male, bisexual, transgender, and youth clients.

  3. Describe the counselor competence that is needed when treating LGBT clients.

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