LPLS | LGBTQIA+ Issues in Addiction Treatment


Location: Lakeview Health, True North Conference Center
1900 Corporate Square Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32216

Date: October 25, 2019

Time: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM EST

Continuing Education: 1 unit/credit*

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Event Summary

From gender-specific care to holistic approaches, clients are receiving individualized services in addiction treatment. However, many healthcare providers lack training in the clinical and medical needs of the LGBTQIA+ community. Many of these clients specifically those who are transgender are not receiving the treatment they need to address their dual stigma. Dr. Kristie will help you understand the differences in the LGBTQIA+ community, addiction issues they face, and how to improve your competencies in working with these clients.


  • Understanding differences in gender identity, gender expression, biological sex, sexual identity, and romantic orientation
  • Issues, barriers, and fears that LGBTQIA+ clients face when seeking addiction treatment
  • Best practices for affirmative and culturally competent care for LGBTQIA+ clients in addiction treatment


Florida Board of Behavioral Sciences: Lakeview Health has been approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider Number 50-17479 exp 3/31/2021.
Florida Board of Psychology is 5/31/2020

About the presenter

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