To Inclusivity and Beyond!

2024 Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) Free Webinar Series

June Webinar:
To Inclusivity and Beyond!
Wednesday, June 12, 2024
3:00 – 4:30 pm Eastern Time, (2:00 pm Central/1:00 pm Mountain/12:00 pm Pacific Time)

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Continuing Education Credit: 1.5 CEs

Specialized care for trans and other LGBQiA2S+ individuals in substance use treatment, both inpatient and outpatient facilities, is severely lacking. There has been a recent push for inclusivity of LGBTQiA2S+ persons, which has resulted in more welcoming facilities and more inclusive gender- and orientation-language on intake forms. However, true specialization in providing services to LGBTQiA2S+ persons continues to lag behind. In this interactive presentation, gender and sexuality experts in the field will offer insights and practice based on evidence-based research and lived experience. Together, we will explore techniques and ways to move beyond “welcoming” and into “inclusive” specialized care for LGBTQiA2S+ persons, including, but not limited to, gender-based inpatient room assignments, queer specific support groups, inclusive forms, competency for clinicians and staff, and more.


Shannon Kratky (she/they), MS, LPC, LCDC, NCC, co-owns and operates Courageous Story Counseling, PLLC in San Antonio, TX with her business partner and chosen mother, Nancy. She is currently pursuing her Doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision at Oregon State University. Kratky holds a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Addictive Disorders and Recovery Studies from Texas Tech University.

Gus Raymond, LMHC, NCC, CADC, is an accomplished professional speaker, nationally certified therapist and substance counselor based in Storm Lake, Iowa where he currently serves as a private practice therapist as well as the Director of Prevention and Intervention Services for Storm Lake Community Schools.

Jake Mehl (he/him), BA, JD, SUDP, practiced criminal defense for 25 years representing many defendants with addictions in cases involving simple misdemeanors up to capital crimes. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/Public Administration with a minor in Psychology from Washington State University, his law degree from Gonzaga Law School, and his Addictions Studies Certificate from Edmonds Community College. For the last 10 years he has worked in the addiction field.

Hannah Molloy (she/her), BA, currently works at an intensive residential substance use treatment facility through the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Molloy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno, and is currently working towards her Master of Science degree in Clinical Behavioral Health with an Emphasis in Addictions Counseling at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Kimberly Lewis (she/they), MS, is a highly accomplished individual with a Master’s degree and was recognized as a 2019 Fellow by the NBCC. She has had the privilege of dedicating seven years of her professional career to the noble pursuit of serving in the addiction field.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to describe at least three areas of substance use treatment for LGBTQiA2S+ persons that should be specifically addressed.
  • Participants will be able to explain at least two evidence-based practices, skills, and/or techniques that are more inclusive and effective for LGBTQiA2S+ persons receiving substance use treatment.
  • Participants will be able to identify and reflect on at least two knowledge and/or training gaps in their practices and at least two resources to amend these gaps related to substance use treatment for LGBTQiA2S+ persons.

Content Level:
Beginning and Intermediate.

Beginning level courses introduce learners to a content area; include information about a condition, treatment method, or issue; and involve learning and comprehending content.

Intermediate level courses provide information that builds on knowledge practitioners with some experience already have. These courses focus on skill-building or adding knowledge, possibly following a brief overview of basic information, and involve using information in concrete situations and understanding the underlying structure of the material.

Polls and Q&A.

Education is FREE to all professionals.

Earn 1.5 Continuing Education Hours (CEs)

To earn a CE Certificate for viewing this webinar, you must view the webinar in its entirety, pass the CE quiz, and complete the online survey evaluation.

Upon completing the webinar, you will have access to the CE quiz within the course you are taking. Find the CE quiz and click “purchase.” NAADAC members will be prompted to register for the CE quiz for free, while non-members will be prompted to pay a $25 processing fee to access the quiz.

A score of 80% or higher is required to pass the CE quiz and access your CE certificate. You have 10 opportunities to pass the quiz. If you are unable to pass the quiz in the allocated number of tries, then you must retake the course.

Upon passing the CE quiz, you will be required to complete the survey evaluation for the course. Once that is completed, your CE certificate will be immediately available to print. All certificates will be stored in the NAADAC Education Center under your profile name.

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This webinar is eligible for ASWB ACE CE hours. Click here for NAADAC Social Worker certificate instructions.

This course meets the qualifications for one and a half (1.5) hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Who Should Attend:
Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters.

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