A Provider Introduction to Substance Abuse Treatment For Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Individuals  2nd Edition

The YMSM + LGBT Center of Excellence would like to announce a training event to be held prior to NCAD
Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Six (6) CE credits/contact hours (CEs/CEHs)
  • Registration Fees for Full Conference NCAD attendees:  $0.00, Limited to 55 people
  • Registration opens at 8:30 am
  • Lunch on your own
  • Room:  Laurel, C/D
This course is a full-day training, which is intended for any providers in contact with LGBT individuals (including MH and SUD clinicians, HIV providers, State, Local and County governments employees, Primary care providers, Public health practitioners, Prevention specialists, Community based organizations, School teachers and counselors). The full-day curriculum consists of six training modules, beginning with an introduction to key terms and concluding with two break-out sessions 1) Treatment Considerations for Clinical Work and 2) administration of LGBT Affirming Programs.
Curriculum Developer
Anne Helene Skinstad, PhD, National American Indian & Alaskan Native, Addiction Technology Transfer Center
Course Trainers
  • Philip McCabe, CSW, CAS, CDVC, DRCC
  • Joe Amico, BA, MDiv, LADC-1, CAS
  • Kristina Padilla MA
Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Identify two factors that might contribute to substance use among LGBT clients.
  • Identify two barriers for health screening and check-ups for LGBT clients.
  • Identify two health issues/behaviors for which LGBT clients have a higher risk.
  • Identify two ways service providers can create affirming and welcoming environments for LGBT people.
  • Identify one treatment approach that has been shown effective with LGBT populations.
  • Define “cultural humility” and explain how it differs from “cultural competency.”
  • Identify two strategies for creating culturally sensitive interactions.
Program Focus/Goals:
The Center of Excellence on Racial and Ethnic Minority Young Men Who Have Sex with Men and Other Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Populations (YMSM+LGBT CoE) was established to help providers develop skills to deliver culturally-responsive and evidence based prevention and treatment services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender populations dealing with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. Additionally, the CoE will provide a variety of innovative training and technical assistance resources, including training curricula, webinars, and a website clearinghouse to help providers working with LGBT populations and racial/ethnic minority young men who have sex with men (ages 18-26).
The Center of Excellence is funded by SAMHSA as a supplement to the Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center, in partnership with the National American Indian & Alaska Native ATTC & the Northeast and Caribbean ATTC.
NALGAP: The Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Addiction Professionals and Their Allies
Our Mission Statement
NALGAP's mission is to confront all forms of oppression and discriminatory practices in the delivery of services to all people and to advocate for programs and services that affirm all genders and sexual orientations. NALGAP provides information, training, networking, and advocacy about addiction and related problems, and support for those engaged in the health professions, individuals in recovery, and others concerned about the health of gender and sexual minorities.
Continuing Education:
This training meets the qualifications for the provision of six (6) CE credits/contact  hours (CEs/CEHs) for the following disciplines: University of Nevada Reno Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technology (CASAT) is an approved provider of continuing education credit for NCACs I/II and MACs through the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC, #000259).
UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP) is approved by the American Psychological  Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  UCLA ISAP is also an approved provider of CE for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and LCSWs (CA BBS, #PCE 2001), RADTs I/II, CADCs-­‐CASs, CADCs I/II, CADCs-­‐CSs, and LAADCs (CCAPP, #2N-­‐00-­‐445-­‐1117), CATCs (ACCBC/CAADE,  #CP 20 903 C 0816), and CAODCs (CADTP, #151). Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #15455, for number 6 contact hours.  Certificates and evaluations will be managed by the course provider and information will be given on site..
Conference Agenda
8:30 am-9:00 am:     Registration, (Beverages on your own)
9:00 am-9:45am:      Welcome and Introduction
9:45 am-10:45am:     Cultural Considerations   
10:45 am-11:00 am:  Break, (Beverages on your own)
11:00 am-11:30 am:  Addressing the Needs of Transgender Individuals   
11:30 am-12:00 pm:  Addressing the Needs of Lesbian Individuals   
12:00 pm-1:00 pm:  Lunch on your own
1:00 pm-1:30 pm:     Addressing the Needs of Gay Men/MSM Individuals  
1:30 pm-2:00 pm:     Addressing the Needs of Bisexual Individuals.
2:00 pm-2:15 pm:     Break, (Beverages on your own)
2:15 pm-3:45 pm:     For Clinicians: Considerations for Clinical Work with LGBT Individuals  
2:15 pm-3:45 pm:     For Program Administrators: Administration of LGBT Affirming Programs
3:45 pm-4:30 pm:   Discuss/Questions, Evaluations, Closing

Presenter and Partners:


Philip T. McCabe CSW, CAS, CDVC, is a Certified Social Worker, Nationally Certified Addiction Specialist in the areas of Compulsive Gambling, Alcoholism, Tobacco, Other Drugs and Sex Addiction.  He is a Health Educator for Rutgers School Of Public Health, in the Office of Public Health Practice, and an instructor for Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Rutgers School of Nursing providing training on Cultural Competency, working with Lesbian Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Individuals. Phil serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Lesbian & Gay Addiction Professionals, and holds the position of President He was appointed by Gov. Christie to the NJ Board of Social Work Examiners in 2014.  He has presented workshops at various local, state and national events and also in the United Kingdom.
Joe Amico is an international speaker on LGBTQ addiction issues, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor, Certified Addictions Specialist (Alcohol, other drugs and sex addiction), radio talk show host and ordained United Church of Christ clergyperson.  He is past president of SASH (Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health) and NALGAP: The Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Addiction Professionals and Their Allies; serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of Addiction Professional; Advisory Board for the New England Addiction Technology and Transfer Center and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Bureau of Substance Abuse Services LGBTQ Advisory Board.  Joe is currently the Designated Term Minister of Tabernacle Congregational Church (UCC) in Salem, MA. 
Kristina Padilla works for the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) as the Director of Education. Formerly, she worked for the California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC) as the Education Director and as the Past Offender Mentor Certification Program Director. Other experience includes working closely with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Padilla has a bachelor of science in criminal justice administration and a master’s degree in counseling psychology. She is a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern, a Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor, and an International Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor. In addition, she is also a Certified Gang Specialist of the National Gang Crime Research Center and is on the board of directors of the National Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Addiction Professionals and their Allies, for the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Sacramento, and for the Women's Association of Addiction Treatment.