The CoE hosts webinars relevant to providers working with LGBT clients.  All webinars are archived on this site. Please join our listserv to hear more about upcoming featured webinar topics!

Continuing Education

One (1.0) continuing education credit/contact hour (CE/CEH) is available for our webinars. 

UCLA ISAP is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs (Provider #64812).  UCLA ISAP is also an approved provider of continuing education for RADTs I/II, CADCs-CASs, CADCs I/II, CADCs-CSs, and LAADCs (CCAPP, #2N-00-445-1117), CATCs (ACCBC/CAADE, #CP 20 872 C 0819), and CAODCs (CADTP, #151).  The Addiction Technology Transfer Center – Network Coordinating Office is an approved provider of continuing education for N.A.D.C.s I/II and M.A.C.s (NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, Provider #524).

Please email if you are interested in obtaining continuing education credit for archived webinars.

Creating an LGBT Affirming Organization – February 24, 2017

Research has shown that LGBT individuals experience poorer health outcomes when compared to their heterosexual counterparts.  This emphasizes the need to mobilize organizations that serve these communities to develop and implement LGBT affirmative policies and programs.  This webinar (facilitated by Anne Helene Skinstad, PhD) will outline methods an organization can adopt to help engage and retain LGBT clients in care and build alliances with community organizations and individuals.

(W)righting Our Relations – Working with and For Two-Spirit Individuals – November 18, 2016

This webinar facilitated by Harlan Pruden will explore some cultural considerations of working with Two-Spirit (LGBT Native) individuals. This webinar will provide an overview of the following topics:  Who are Two-Spirit people, what is their history and how has colonization impacted this community, as well what is being done to (re)learn and (re)claim this knowledge for today’s Two-Spirit community and individuals. The webinar will touch upon some of the challenges and barriers to engaging Two-Spirit people in care and what we can do to improve engagement and retention (including healing modalities). 

Youth Input = Successful Output: How engaging peer voices can help with retention in care services – Friday, October 28, 2016

This webinar will focus on utilizing youth voices in service design and delivery to increase engagement and retention of young men who have sex with me (YMSM)  in care services.  We will be joined by Donnie Frazier and Matthew Zavala who will highlight the benefits of utilizing peers in service design and delivery and discuss innovative campaigns that they have worked on.  Peers can serve as positive role models for minority YMSM, help fight stigma by representing services in the community, and make invaluable contributions to treatment by bringing client perspectives to programming and services.

Sexual Health in Treatment Settings – Friday, September 30, 2016

While great strides have been made in treating drug and alcohol dependency, the sexuality of those in recovery from addiction is too often ignored.  This marginalization of sex often leads to treatment failure and relapse.  Doug Braun-Harvey will present his sexual-health model for decreasing relapse risk among women and men with high sex/drug-linked addiction and improving drug and alcohol treatment outcomes.   He will discuss relevant addiction treatment counselor and treatment provider biases and beliefs about recovery and sex with a focus on the LGBT populations.

The Same, Only Scarier: Cancer Care and the LGBT Communities – May 20, 2016

Cancer may not discriminate, but the healthcare system providing the care often does. Part of learning to become sensitive to patients with diverse needs must include training to recognize the unique impact of cancer on LGBT identities, sexuality, and families of choice.  When LGBT persons believe they have to choose between good medical treatment and social acceptance, many choose to hide their gender identity and sexual orientation from their providers, compromising the quality of their care. On the other hand, those who feel safe bringing their whole authentic selves into care have profound benefits to their health. This session will address the unique issues LGBT cancer patients face and offer suggestions for improved cancer care. This webinar was facilitated by Liz Margolies, LCSW.

National Transgender HIV Testing Day (NTHTD) – April 8, 2016

This webinar will focus on the inaugural National Transgender HIV Testing Day (NTHTD) which was on April 18, 2016.  NTHTD is a day to recognize the importance of routine HIV testing, status awareness and continued focus on HIV prevention and treatment efforts among transgender people.  This initiative encourages community-based organizations (CBOs), health jurisdictions and HIV prevention programs to participate by hosting local trans HIV testing community events (HIV testing, visibility campaign, community forums) and/or develop trans specific HIV testing campaign materials and resources.  This webinar was facilitated by JoAnne Keatley, MSW and Jenna Rapues, MPH.  To learn more about this initiative visit .


Bisexuality and Behavioral Health – February 26, 2016

Did you know that there are as many self-identified bisexual people as there are gays and lesbians combined? In addition, research from the CDC and other sources shows that bisexual people have poorer behavioral health than monosexual (lesbian, gay, and heterosexual) people.   Amy Andre, a public health advisor at SAMHSA and co-author of Bisexual Health: An Introduction, will cover the latest findings on the unique behavioral health profile of this population.


Supporting Change for LGBTQ Young Adults: Practical Use of Motivational Interviewing – January 29, 2016

The ANCHOR Project, a SAMHSA-funded collaboration of three organizations in Tucson, AZ, effectively uses Motivational Interviewing (MI) to meet the core needs of unstably-housed YMSM and LGBTQ young adults. This webinar provides real life scenarios illustrating how MI spirit and skills are being ‘operationalized’ throughout services. We were joined by ANCHOR Project staff (Ian Ellasante, Program and Evaluation Coordinator) who spoke about why MI is particularly suitable for engaging YMSM and LGBTQ young adults. This interactive webinar round table was facilitated by Paul Warren, LMSW.

Walking in Good Way – Cultural Considerations when Working with Two-Spirit Individuals – November 20, 2015

This webinar with Harlan Pruden explores cultural considerations of working with two-spirit (LGBT Native) individuals.  Who are two-spirit people, history and the impact of dislocation and colonization, as well as the contemporary two-spirit movement will be discussed.  The challenges and barriers to engaging two-spirit people in care and what we can do to improve engagement and retention (including healing modalities) will be discussed.

Profile of Molestation, HIV & MSM in an Inner City Clinic – October 23, 2015

Dr. Wilbert C. Jordan explores trends in an inner city clinic looking at molestation, HIV and MSM.  Dr. Jordan is the Director of the OASIS Clinic at Charles Drew University and Martin Luther King Jr Outpatient Center.

The Ball Scene-An Introduction – September 25, 2015

Partnerships between the House & Ball Community and service providers may create opportunities to improve health outcomes and the lives of YMSM and LGBT young people. This webinar will provide an introduction and guidelines on how to build mutually beneficial relationships with this community. We will be joined by Sean Ebony Coleman, Executive Director, Destination Tomorrow and Donald R. Powell, MHS, Sr. Director of Policy and Development, Exponents, Inc., both service providers with significant experience from within the House & Ball Community. Webinar facilitated by Paul Warren, LMSW.

Transgender People- Exploring Diversity and Health Service Needs

August 28, 2015

JoAnne Keatley, MSW (Director of the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health at UCSF) will explore the diversity and health service needs of transgender people.

Unnecessary Losses: Enduring Impact of Trauma, Bullying and Grief in Growing up LGBT

July 24, 2015

For a multitude of reasons, LGBT people are susceptible to high rates of trauma, violence, bullying and grief.  Why? This webinar will discuss why LGBT people are at greater risk of trauma, violence and bullying than their heterosexual counterparts.  It will also provide an overview of resources for referral. 

This webinar was facilitated by Jes Montgomery, MD.


Bisexual Clients: We aren’t who you think we are – June 26, 2015

This webinar will illustrate the diversity within the bisexual community, define terminology and assist participants in understanding how prejudice and discrimination against bisexual persons and other identities are linked. Participants will become aware of the importance of developing sensitivity to the needs of bisexual persons. It will also provide an overview of assessment and intervention issues and techniques and resources for referral, so participants can become more effective at working with bisexual persons.

Webinar facilitated by Raven James, PhD.


Suicide Prevention – Valuing the Lives of YMSM & LGBT People – May 29, 2015

Racial and ethnic minority young men who have sex with men (YMSM) & LGBT people are at greater risk of suicide than their heterosexual counterparts.  This webinar will begin to explore factors and dynamics that increase suicidal ideation, attempts and completion. Preventive strategies will be discussed during a guest interview with Elizabeth A. Sysak, PhD, MSEd, PC, Program Coordinator, re:solve Crisis Network, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center.

Facilitated by Paul Warren, LMSW and a guest interview with Elizabeth A. Sysak, PhD, MSEd, PC.


Not Because Our Bodies Are Different: A Look at the Causes of LGBT Health Disparities

Date: April 24, 2015 LGBT people experience significant health disparities, including increased tobacco and drug use, poorer cancer outcomes and even lower life expectancy. Why? After a short untangling of LGBT terminology and subpopulations, this webinar addressed the diverse factors that impact LGBT health. These so-called “social determinants of health” are a product of both individual experience and large sociopolitical forces. Taken together, they suggest multiple pathways for improving our community’s health. The webinar includes a video and time for Q&A with our presenter Liz Margolies, LCSW.

Young MSM: The People Behind the Epidemiological Term – March 27, 2015:

Racial and ethnic minority young men who have sex with men (YMSM) are currently experiencing high rates HIV transmission. This webinar presented research findings about risks in these populations. Young people who represent these communities addressed their personal experiences and contextualized the research by discussing, in their own words, their real-world experiences and personal insights into why these communities of young men are at increased risk.

Gender & Sexual Orientation: Are they related? – February 27, 2015

This interactive webinar looked at “gender” & “sexual orientation” and their impact on client care. A spectrum perspective was introduced, including exploration of the following key concepts: genitalia does not dictate gender identity, sexual behavior is an unreliable indicator of sexual orientation and the reductive impact of the binary gender myth. A broader understanding of gender and sexual orientation can make the critical difference that engages and or retains LGBTQI people in care. Paul Warren, LMSW presented this webinar and engaged in a guest interview with Iden Campbell McCollum, CPRP on gender wellness and gender informed care.

YMSM + LGBT CoE Kick-Off Webinar – January 23, 2015:

Hear more about the new Center of Excellence for Racial/ethnic minority Young Men Who Have Sex with Men (YMSM) and other Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) populations (YMSM+LGBT CoE). Drs. Thomas E. Freese and Anne Helene Skinstad, and Mr. Paul Warren described this new Center, plans for the project, and the upcoming webinar series.