Course Details

Tobacco, Mental Health and Substance Abuse within LGBT Community

Abstract: This course is designed to create cultural awareness among providers treating LGBT clients or patients with substance abuse, tobacco use or mental health issues. The aim is to skillfully and respectfully negotiate diversity, particularly when there are sociocultural mismatches between clients and providers.

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Speaker: Jennifer Evans, PsyD
Speaker Information:

Jennifer Evans, Psy.D. earned her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in San Francisco, CA. She completed an APA-approved predoctoral internship and a Multicultural Postdoctoral Residency at San Jose State University’s Counseling Services. She was first licensed as a psychologist in California in 2011, and has been licensed as a Florida Licensed Psychologist since 2014. Dr. Evans has experience providing individual and group therapy to adolescents and adults in community mental health, substance abuse facilities, and college counseling centers. Dr. Evans brings experience with a broad range of psychiatric and psychological issues to our practice as well as interests in helping individuals examine and work with issues relating to the intersection of identity and social, cultural, and systemic impacts.

Disclosure Statement: The speaker and planner have no conflicts with the topic presented here and have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Contact Hours: 1 Contact Hour will be awarded to: Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists.

The Florida Keys Area Health Education Center has approved this course for 1 hour of nursing and social work credit through the Florida Board of Nursing and the Florida Board of Social Work, CE Broker Provider # 50-5574.