Boston Medical Center (BMC) Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance (TTA)

A Resource for Healthcare and Social Services Professionals

Trans and Gender Diverse Folks and Substance Use Treatment: Foundations

August 12, 2024
12:00 pm–1:00 pm ET

This one-hour course provides foundational knowledge for those working in addiction treatment settings on best practices for creating welcoming spaces in addiction care for transgender & gender diverse (TGD) individuals.

Please read the Accreditation Information section of this page to learn about the requirements for receiving credit or a certificate of completion.

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Virtual meeting

Via Zoom

Description

This one-hour course provides foundational knowledge for those working in addiction treatment settings on best practices for creating welcoming spaces in addiction care for transgender & gender diverse (TGD) individuals.

Intended audience

Physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, social workers, recovery coaches, counselors, community health workers, and all others are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Speakers

Meghan McGrath, MSW, LICSW (they/them)

Meghan McGrath is the Behavioral Health (BH) Lead for Boston Medical Center’s GenderCare Center where they provide individual therapy, conduct surgical referral letter assessments, and serve as an advocate for and provide training about gender-affirming care across the healthcare system. Prior to joining BMC, Meghan served as an integrated behavioral health provider within primary care and family medicine settings at an LGBTQIA+ mission-driven community health center in Boston, MA. While there, they also oversaw the behavioral health department’s monthly continuing education program for the 85-person BH department and managed an annual advanced training program hosting candidates for behavioral health master degrees during their final year practicums. Additionally, Meghan previously served as a faculty member for the National TransECHO program providing clinical education and support to a cohort of more than 50 participants across 20 health centers within the contiguous United States, including Puerto Rico and Hawaii, all seeking to expand their ability to and capacity for providing gender-affirming care. As a faculty field liaison at Simmons University’s School for Social Work, Meghan worked to ensure the integrity of students’ field education placements, served as a resource to agency field instructors, and helped students achieve their educational goals within the field placement. They are also co-author of a chapter on gender identity emergence in adulthood within the first case-based, comprehensive textbook to address the unique health care needs of transgender and gender-diverse adults. Meghan views training and education as a form of service to individuals but also to the field at large and has sought opportunities to support learning communities throughout their career. Meghan earned their Master of Social Work at Smith College School for Social Work.

Annie Potter, MSN, MPH, FNP-BC, CARN-AP (she/her)

Annie is a clinical nurse educator for Boston Medical Center's Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance, an assistant professor of medicine at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, and a nurse practitioner at Boston Medical Center. Annie contributes to peer-reviewed publications, evidence-based clinical guidelines, development and delivery of continuing education programs, and other resources for clinicians supporting patients with substance use disorders. Annie is also consultant and educator for the Massachusetts HEALing Communities Study, a multi-state study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. She is also the Medical Director for the Massachusetts Community Health Center ECHO and an expert faculty member of the Provider Clinical Support System Exchange (PCSS-X). Annie's other clinical interests include treatment and prevention of HIV and Hepatitis C, family planning, and care for gender-diverse individuals. Before joining Boston Medical Center, Annie practiced at a community health center in Baltimore, MD, where she established and directed the city's first walk-in HIV treatment and prevention program. She holds specialty certifications for the treatment of HIV and Hepatitis C. Annie earned both her Master of Nursing and Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University.

Objectives

Sponsored by

Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS)

Funding for out of state attendees is provided by the Opioid Response Network (ORN).

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 1H79TI085588-02 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Accreditation information

REQUIREMENTS for credit

  1. Register for training.
  2. Arrive/log into the Zoom meeting with the same email address associated with your addictiontraining.org user account no more than 10 minutes after designated start time for program.
  3. Identify yourself by typing your full name into the chat and ensuring your zoom name matches that used to register for training (or you cannot be marked on attendance).
  4. Be present through the end of the activity (i.e. until the designated end time of training).
  5. Complete evaluation within 2 weeks of program completion.

Please note this policy is strictly enforced for accreditation purposes. Participants will forfeit collection of credit and certificates of completion if more than 10 minutes of the training is missed.

Joint Accreditation Statement for CME, Nursing and Social Work

In support of improving patient care, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

CME

Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing

Nursing Contact Hours: 1.00 number of contact hours of which 0.00 are eligible for pharmacology credit.

Social Work

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. Social workers completing this course receive 1.00 general continuing education credits.

American Psychological Association (APA) CE Designation Statement: 

Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs. 

 

New York State Psychology Credit: 

Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine Barry M. Manuel Center for Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0181 Note: NYS psychologists must attend all sessions for credit. Partial credit is not allowed. The Department’s approval of a provider of continuing education does not constitute the Department’s endorsement of the content, positions or practices that may be addressed in any specific continuing education course offered by the approved provider.                

Note: NYS psychologists must attend all sessions for credit. Partial credit is not allowed. The Department’s approval of a provider of continuing education does not constitute the Department’s endorsement of the content, positions or practices that may be addressed in any specific continuing education course offered by the approved provider

LMHC

BMC Grayken Center of Addiction TTA has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7188. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. BMC Grayken Center of Addiction TTA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. For this program, 1.00 contact hours will be offered to participants who attend the training and complete the evaluation.

LADC/CADC & Recovery Coach

Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance is approved by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS) to award LADC/CADC and Recovery Coaches who complete this trainings 1.00 continuing education credits. 

Disclaimer

Continuing education (CE) requirements vary by license and jurisdiction. When requesting continuing education credits, please ensure you are following the rules and regulations determined by the board regulating your license. Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction TTA does not oversee adherence to licensing requirements and regulations.

THIS CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM IS INTENDED SOLELY FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES FOR QUALIFIED HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS. IN NO EVENT SHALL BOSTON UNIVERSITY BE LIABLE FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN IN RELIANCE ON THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE PROGRAM. IN NO EVENT SHOULD THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE PROGRAM BE USED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL CARE. NO PHYSICIAN-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP IS BEING ESTABLISHED. IN NO EVENT SHOULD INFORMATION IN THE MATERIALS REGARDING LAWS, REGULATIONS, OR LEGAL LIABILITY BE CONSIDERED LEGAL ADVICE OR USED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR CONSULTING WITH AN ATTORNEY.

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Grayken Center for Addiction TTA is a program of Boston Medical Center (BMC), a 514-bed academic medical center located in Boston's historic South End and the largest safety-net hospital in New England.

Funding for Grayken Center for Addiction TTA is provided by:

Massachusetts Department of Public Health Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS)
GE Foundation
Opioid Response Network

The content on this site and the content presented by Grayken Center for Addiction TTA is intended solely to inform and educate healthcare and social service professionals, and shall not be used for medical advice and is not a substitute for the advice or treatment of a qualified medical professional. The hospital, the program, and the contributors are not acting as health care providers or professional consultants on behalf of any specific patient and disclaim establishing a provider-patient relationship with any specific patient.


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