Continuing Education Event – ACCEPTANCE – Creating an LGBTQ+-Friendly Environment – WEBINAR – 5/21/2020
Although the LGBTQ+ community comprises roughly five percent of the general population, LGBTQ+ people account for about 15.6 percent of people who develop a chemical dependency. That compares with about 7.8 percent of the general population. This training will educate participants about a significant piece of treating LGBTQ+ people: The language we use. Participants will learn the different elements to create a safe and comfortable therapeutic environment for LGBTQ+ people.
• Participants will be able to identify each of the various sexual minorities that make up LGBTQ+.
• Participants will be able to identify the difference between gender and sexuality.
• Participants will learn the elements of Affirmation Therapy as a means of treating LGBTQ+ patients.
Recovery Centers of America has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7002. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Recovery Centers of America is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This course qualifies for 2 credit hours.
Scott Weisenberger, LPC
Scott Weisenberger joined the Recovery Centers of America team in July 2017 as Vice President of Clinical Services. In that capacity, he is responsible for creating and monitoring the clinical programs at each of RCA’s seven inpatient sites in four states as well as outpatient locations. He has worked in the chemical dependency treatment field for 27 years and has been an LPC in Pennsylvania since 2003, providing clinical supervision over the years to many clinicians also seeking licensure. Prior to joining RCA, he was Chief Executive Officer and later Chief Clinical Officer for Malvern Institute, which operates inpatient and outpatient facilities throughout the Philadelphia suburbs. Earlier in his career, he was Clinical Director at Mirmont Treatment Center in Delaware County for three years and Executive Director at Kirkbride Center in West Philadelphia for eight years.
His motto: Absolute, positive respect of the patients.