Addressing Addictive Disorders in AAPI Clients, Families, and Communities
This training will provide an overview of clinical presentations and characteristics of addictive disorders among Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) clients, families, and communities. Best practices for the screening, assessment, and treatment of commonly presenting addictive disorders such as tobacco, alcohol, cannabis, opioid, and stimulant use disorder will be covered. Specific attention to gambling disorders will be presented given the elevated rate of this disorder among Asian American Pacific Islander communities. An overview of the cultural contributions that increase risk and vulnerabilities for addictive disorders will be presented. Emphasis on how clinicians can deliver culturally-impactful treatment will be discussed, including reviewing treatment resources that are currently available. Recorded on February 17, 2022.
Please note that CEs are only available by attending the live virtual training, not the anytime session.
- List three cultural values among AAPI communities that increase risk for addictive disorders
- Demonstrate screening and assessment techniques for addictive disorders that can be targeted for AAPI clients and their families
- Describe three office-based techniques that will engage and retain AAPI clients and their families impacted by addictive disorders