Free NAADAC Webinar

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Wednesday, June 7, 2023 @ 3:00-4:30pm ET (2CT/1MT/12PT)

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According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health conducted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse in 2018, substance use patterns are higher for those with LGBTQiA2S+ identities than those who identify as heterosexual adults. Folx with LGBTQiA2S+ identities experience social stigma, discrimination, and other challenges not encountered by people who identify as heterosexual, as well as a greater risk of harassment and violence (National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2018). LGBTQiA2S+ folx experience unique forms of trauma and often require unique interventions for healing from trauma, substance use or misuse, and addiction. Expressive arts therapy is one modality that affirms LGBTQiA2S+ identities and cultivates healing. Attendees will learn about the “alphabet soup” of LGBTQiA2S+ identities, traumatic experiences specific to LGBTQiA2S+ folx, special considerations in counseling LGBTQiA+ folx, and creative art interventions to immediately implement in their practices.


Shannon Kratky, MS, LPC, LCDC, NCC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in the state of Texas. She holds a Master of Science degree from University of Texas San Antonio and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Addiction from Texas Tech University. She owns a private practice in San Antonio, Texas, where she specializes in treating complex developmental trauma, addiction, neurodiversity, and LGBTQIA+ needs. Kratky is EMDR certified and utilizes this evidence-based modality to help clients experiencing anxiety, post-traumatic stress, addiction, and other disturbances in their lives. Kratky currently serves as Vice Chair of the NBCC Foundation Minority Fellowship Program in Addictions Counseling Advisory Council and on the NAADAC LGBTQiA+ Advocacy Committee.

Eliza Harris (she/her), MA, MS, holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Appalachian State University and a certificate in Expressive Arts Therapy. Harris is a minority fellow alum with the NBCC Foundation’s Minority Fellowship Program, which seeks to empower minority clients through education and training of counselors. She is passionate about creating equity, particularly within the counseling relationship and within behavioral health. At Appalachian State, Harris served as the Graduate Assistant to the LGBTQ+ center on campus, providing education and resources to the student body. Harris served as the Graduate Student Director to a new queer peer mentorship program called ‘Neers 4 Queers. She also holds Masters’ degrees in Elementary Education and Special Education from Lesley University, as well as a Bachelor’s degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to her current counseling experience, she worked in education.

Learning Objectives
  • Participants will be able to identify at least three sources of trauma specific to LGBTQiA2S+ folx.
  • Participants will be able to describe the purpose of expressive arts therapies in supporting LGBTQiA2S+ folx in their healing journeys from past traumatic experiences and/or substance use, misuse, and addiction.
  • Participants will be able to identify at least two creative art interventions to implement with LGBTQiA2S+ folx.
Content Level

Beginning 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.

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This course meets the qualifications for one and a half (1.5) hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

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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