LGBTQ+ Trauma Informed Practice in Recovery: Ethical Care

Aug 6, 2021 Closed Mental Health

LGBTQ+ Trauma Informed Practice in Recovery: Ethical Care


Members of the LGBTQ+ community present to treatment with a great deal of unique challenges and strengths which have informed their experience. Avery Cook offers best practice treatment information vital to ethical clinical practice when assisting LGBTQ+ clients with substance use concerns. Ethical practice demands that clinicians are familiar with LGBTQ+ issues, strengths and barriers in recovery. Participants of this workshop will gain a basic understanding of the LGBTQ+ population as well as issues specific to the LGBTQ+ experience of addiction and recovery. With the goal of working toward the development of cultural competency, this workshop will be interactive, with the expectation that participants will engage in thought provoking dialogue in consideration of ethical clinical practice.

This presenter is supported through the partnership between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work and the North Carolina AHEC Program.

This Live Webinar Includes 4 Hours of Ethics Credits!

Group Registrations

Registering 5 or more participants with one payment? Please use the paper registration form. Send completed paper registrations for the full group to the Registration Team at MAHEC.

Fax: 828.257.4768 | Email: MAHEC Registration | 121 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC 28803

Group Rate Available

$75.00 per person
Five or more from same agency, registering & paying at same time
(add $15 to fee if registering within one week of the event)


9:00 - 10:00 Introduction to Key Concepts and Ethical Framework; Terminology / Language and Respect
10:00 – 10:30Demographics / Identity
10:30 – 10:45Break
10:45 – 11:15 Demographics / Identity Continued
11:15 - 12:15Barriers to Care / Special Issues for LGB Individuals and Ethical Care; Ethical Care of Trans / Non-Binary Clients
12:15 – 1:15Ethics of Reparative Therapy / Case Studies; Supporting LGBT Individuals in Ethical Practice / Case Studies

Target Audience

Mental health professionals, including psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, substance use professionals, licensed marriage and family therapists, peer support specialists and others interested in this topic


Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate increased familiarity with the issues and barriers faced by LGBTQ+ persons in need of substance use disorder-related services as a tenet of ethical care
  • Explain the interaction between LGBTQ+ issues and substance use and abuse, clarifying why this understanding is integral to the provision of ethical care
  • Describe at least three ways to provide more sensitive, affirmative, culturally relevant and effective treatment to LGBTQ+ clients inherent in ethical practice


  • Avery Cook, MSW, LCSW


Brochure / Registration Form