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Recorded on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 

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From the onset of the transatlantic slave trade, Black Americans were not afforded the opportunity to learn to read. Today, Black Americans are fighting national education systems which far too often ignore the cultural learning needs and considerations of their communities. Specifically, counseling education in America for substance use disorders (SUD) has been rooted in western theory and often is designed without consideration for the unique learning needs of Black Americans and other people of color (POC). This presentation focuses on best practices and curriculum components that will support the development of Black SUD counselors in educational, vocational, and internship-based programs. The goal of incorporating research on unconscious biases and culturally relevant theory is to fill the gaps in treatment for Black substance users and better address the health disparities within the community. This presentation is useful for all SUD counselors, supervisors, educators, and administrators.


James B. Golden, PsyD, is a Los Angeles-based learning and development specialist with over 10 years of organizational development experience in training methodology, design, executive coaching, systems improvement, strategic planning, and diversity. Golden is a natural leader with compassion and emotionally intelligent praxis. He has several years of business consulting experience along with experience in assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of major programs and events for non-profits, corporations, and government departments. Golden has published several articles for leading magazines and publications such as The Root, LinkedIn, Vibe, and Clutch, as well as four books, including an NAACP Image Award winner.

Learning Objectives
  • Participants will be able to identify the historic and current educational disparities in SUD education for Black addictions professionals.
  • Participants will be able to describe culturally relevant addictions theory and intervention approaches.
  • Participants will be able to apply culturally relevant addictions theory to their professional development and educational practices.
Content Level

Beginner and Intermediate.

  • Beginning level courses introduce learners to a content area; include information about a condition, treatment method, or issue; and involve learning and comprehending content.
  • Intermediate level courses provide information that builds on knowledge practitioners with some experience already have. These courses focus on skill-building or adding knowledge, possibly following a brief overview of basic information, and involve using information in concrete situations and understanding the underlying structure of the material.

Polls and Q&A.


Education is FREE to all professionals.

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This webinar is eligible for ASWB ACE CE hours. Click here for NAADAC Social Worker certificate instructions. 

Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters. 


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