Professional Events


Presenting The Frontiers in Addiction Lectures Series:

Working with LGBTQQ Clients Suffering from Addiction: Are You LGBTQQ-Affirmative or Friendly? Why Mental Health Workers Need to Understand the Difference

November 17

Torrance Memorial's Health Conference Center
3315 Medical Center Dr. Torrance, CA 90505
8:30 AM Breakfast; 9:00 - 11:30 AM Lecture


  • List 3 specific differences between LGBT-Affirmative Psychotherapy and LGBT-Friendly approaches
  • Identify why LGBT people suffer from addictive disorders at greater numbers than their straight counterparts
  • List 3 tools and skills to work in an Affirmative way with LGBT clients suffering from substance abuse and co-occurring disorders


Lauren D. Costine, Ph.D.
Chief Clinician
BLVD Treatment Centers
Los Angeles, CA

Target Audience

MDs and Psychologists (*), RN (BRN Provider #300), LCSW & MFT (PCE #1881), CAADAC (2S-02-489-0716), CAADE (CP20955C0816) and allied health professionals.

CME/CEU Credit

2.5 CMEs/CEUs certificates

Torrance Memorial Medical Center is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Torrance Memorial Medical Center takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

Torrance Memorial Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category I credit TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education.

For More Information

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