Behavioral Health and Wellness Needs for the LGBTQIA+ Community
This workshop will introduce participants to the unique clinical issues that are present for LGBTQIA+ individuals. A review of substance use disorder and mental health statistics will be provided. Presenting issues commonly seen will be addressed, such as substance use disorders, mental health disorders, and the comorbidity of process addictions. There will be a discussion of best practices in working with the LGBTQIA+ individuals and their families in treatment settings. Treatment options and best ways to support LGBTQIA+ individuals will be discussed. Less...
- Discuss treatment options and support for LGBTQIA+ individuals.
- Describe best practices for working with the LGBTQIA+ population in treatment settings.
- Address the clinical issues that are present for LGBTQIA+ individuals and their families.
- Describe statistics of mental health and substance use disorder rates to demonstrate the need for specialized treatment.
Wednesday, June 08, 2022
12:00 PM EDT - 01:00 PM EDTRegister for this Webinar
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About the speakers
Bethany Franklin, LCSW, M.Ed, CAADC
Using her training and education coupled with compassion and empathy, Bethany supports her patients as they come to realize that a healthy, happy life in recovery is possible.
Before joining the Opioid Treatment Program, Bethany was a therapist in the Men’s Program. She came in Caron in 2017.
Prior to Caron, she did an internship at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, working with young adults and adolescents with HIV and their families for a year.
Bethany is a licensed social worker and a certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor. She has a Master of Social Work and a Master of Education in human sexuality, both from Widener University. She also has Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh.
Cheryl D. Knepper, LPC, CAADC, CSAT-S, CMAT-S, ATR-BC
She has worked extensively in the field of behavioral health for the past 34 years. She is a master’s level licensed professional counselor (LPC), a board-certified art therapist (ATR-BC), a certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor (CAADC), a certified sex addiction therapist/supervisor (CSAT-S), and a certified multiple addictions therapist/supervisor (CMAT-S). Cheryl is professionally trained in dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing (MI), and 12-step facilitation.
Cheryl has presented at numerous national and international conferences. Her presentation topics include women and addiction; sexual addiction and the chemically dependent population; adolescent self-injury; understanding co-occurring disorders; benefits of art therapy when working with a substance abuse population; the importance of a continuum of care; family systems approach to addiction treatment; and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) with adults, teens, and families. She has also co-authored peer-reviewed research and has been published in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, The Journal of Treatment and Prevention: Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity, and numerous articles for trade magazines.
In addition, she has had academic appointments as adjunct faculty at Marywood University and Kutztown University. Cheryl has proctored clinical internships affiliated with Penn State University, Drexel/Hahnemann University, Alvernia University, Villanova University, and George Washington University.
CE Information - Earn 1 CE Credit Hour
American Psychological Association
New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work
New York Education Department for Licensed Mental Health Counselors
New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology
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