Free NAADAC Webinar

Recorded on October 11, 2017

A Recorded Webinar

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CE Credit: Online CE Quiz

The lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities are reported to have higher incidences of substance misuse. This webinar will focus on the influences on the LGBT population that lead to higher rates of using substances as a coping skill, provide a self-assessment of your preparation for providing services to LGBT clients, and examine your practices for LGBT affirmative practices. Topics include the societal influences of minority stress, micro-aggressions, victimization, religion, visibility management, and invisibility management. Ways to gain knowledge about LGBT issues will allow participants to explore their own biases that influence their work with LGBT clients. The webinar will conclude with best practices for providing affirmative services to LGBT clients.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify societal, family, internal, and clinical influences on the LGBT population.
  • Asses their preparation for providing services to members of the LGBT community.
  • Examine and evaluate their individual and agency practices for LGBT affirmative practices.

Education is FREE to all professionals

Earn 2 Continuing Education Hours (CEs)

To earn a CE Certificate for viewing this webinar, please click here to complete the online evaluation and CE quiz and get your CE Certificate. NAADAC Members will be prompted to register for the CE quiz for free, while non-members will be prompted to pay a $25 processing fee to access the quiz. Upon passing the CE quiz, a CE Certificate will be immediately available to download in your profile. Click here for detailed step-by-step instructions for accessing your CE quiz and CE Certificate.

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This webinar is NOT eligible for ASWB ACE CE hours or NASW CE hours.


Mary Sue Green, PhD, LMFT, earned her Doctorate of Philosophy Degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Iowa State University. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Supervisor. She taught fulltime before creating an outpatient substance use disorder program in a rural area for Helen Farabee Centers. Green is the owner of Room to Grow: Therapy, Supervision, Consultation, PLLC, and teaches as an adjunct professor for Capella University’s Marriage and Family Counseling and Therapy program. She has received grant funding and published articles in peer-reviewed journals on diversity issues, mentoring, therapist self-awareness, and sexuality. She has presented at state and national conferences on ethics, substance use disorder, sexual orientation and gender identity, supervision, and working with same-sex couples.

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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