Mental Health and SUD: Working with LGBTQ+ Individuals
June 13, 2024
12:00 pm
1:00 pm

Credit Available: CE Credit(s): Yes
Designations: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, AAPA Category 1 CME, Nursing Contact Hours, Pharmacy CE Credit, Social Work, and IPCE Credit

Note: Once the live event has passed, please allow two weeks for the recording to be posted.

Target Audience: This activity is designed for nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, physicians, social workers, interprofessional teams, students and educators. This activity is accredited for nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, physicians, social workers, interprofessional teams, and the healthcare team.

Webinar Description:

Substance use disorders and opioid use disorders are more common in LGBTQ+ individuals with comorbid mental illness. In addition, many treatment programs do not have culturally sensitive resources to treat LGBTQ+ patients adequately. They are unaware of resources available for those with other underlying conditions or adverse histories. Micro-aggressions and discrimination in MOUD practice can negatively impact treatment and recovery from substance use disorders. Therefore, it is essential for practitioners to have a greater understanding of this minority population.

Educational Objectives:

  • Cite two specific interventions clinicians can use to create a welcoming environment for LGBTQ+ patients.
  • Describe three mental health and substance use challenges that are unique to the LGBTQ+ community.
  • Review ways in which one’s sexual orientation and gender identity/expression may affect a patient’s treatment/recovery from substance use disorders, like opioid use disorder.
  • Discuss culturally informed and culturally sensitive counseling for LGBTQ+ individuals.

Continuing Education information:

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


This activity has been approved for 1 hours of pharmacy continuing education credit. The approval numbers issued are Universal Activity Numbers: JA4008192-0000-24-020-L01-P (pharmacy).

PA AAPA Category 1 CME


American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.


American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry is an approved provider of nursing continuing education through AAAP’s Joint Accreditation provider #4008192. This activity is approved for up to 1 CNE credit(s).

Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)

Social Workers

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. AAAP maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1 continuing education credits.

Other Health Professionals and Other Learners

Participants will receive a certificate stating this program is designated for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. This credit is accepted by the AANP and the AAPA.

IPCE Credit

All Learners

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1 Interprofessional Continuing Education credits for learning and change.

Kenneth Stoller, MD, 2018 Steering Committee Meeting

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