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Presenter(s): Jeff Zacharias

Date: June 28, 2017 (LA)
& August 24, 2017 (SEA)

Time: 8:00 am - 9:20 am (LA)
& 9:30 am - 10:50 am (SEA)

Room: 303 (LA) & 304 (SEA)

Conference: Gender Odyssey Los Angeles, Gender Odyssey Seattle

Program: Professional (LA) & Professional (SEA)

Holistic Trans Care at the Intersection of Addiction, Mental Health, and Trauma

Current estimates are that thirty percent of the LGBT community has some form of addiction in their lifetime. Clinicians theorize that this statistic is vastly underreported due to the requirement of a double coming out – that of an LGBT person and that of an individual facing an addiction. Vastly under-researched in these numbers are also trans/genderqueer people and how they experience these issues. Additionally, knowing that addiction does not occur in a bubble by itself but rather through a more complex system of mental health issues and trauma, it is imperative that clinicians develop stronger tools to holistically treat the community. Utilizing an all-avenues-to-wellness perspective, this workshop will allow participants to feel energized and focused with more up-to-date tools and interventions to assist the community in leading richer lives.