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Clinical Issues With Lesbians (Chapter 7); and Clinical Issues With Gay Male Clients (Chapters 8): From A Provider's Introduction to Substance Abuse Treatment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Individuals

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About the Course:

This course consists of two chapters from A Providers Introduction to Substance Abuse Treatment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Individuals.

Clinical Issues With Lesbians (Chapter 7) will help providers learn about the range of diversity among women who see themselves as lesbians or whose sexual/emotional/affectional feelings and behavior are primarily directed toward women. This chapter will cover the myths and stereotypes about lesbians that need to be explored and corrected, the clinical issues and concerns specific to lesbian clients, and how counselors need to respond to issues specific to lesbians who are substance abusers.

Clinical Issues With Gay Male Clients (Chapter 8) will explain the social, cultural, psychological, and developmental issues and treatment considerations specific to gay men and cover some of the societal, cultural, and emotional factors and expectations with which gay males must contend.

Course materials are from Chapters 7 and 8, found on pages 73-86 of pdf document (pages 96-108 if using Adobe toolbar page finder.) Course materials can be accessed either 1) online or 2) by ordering the book free of charge from: http://store.samhsa.gov/product/SMA09-4104

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Clinical Issues With Lesbians (Chapter 7); and Clinical Issues With Gay Male Clients (Chapters 8): From A Provider’s Introduction to Substance Abuse Treatment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Individuals created by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 2012.

Journal/Publisher:

SAMHSA

Publication Date:

2001; Revised 2012

Course Material Author

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services authored the material only, and was not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Course Creator

Pamela Ramsey

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, and social workers who seek knowledge about clinical issues for lesbians and gay male clients. It is appropriate for introductory to intermediate levels of participants' knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Analyze the destructive myths and stereotypes of lesbianism.
  2. Identify the clinical issues with substance-abusing lesbians and the counselor responsibilities for dealing with lesbian clientele.
  3. Describe what it is like being male and being gay.
  4. Explain the gay male social life which also includes alcohol, drug use, and sexual activity.
  5. Recognize the gay male life cycles and relationships and the loss and grief that comes from HIV/AIDS.

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