LGBTQ+ & Gambling Disorder: A Cultural Competency Primer

Thursday, March 2, 2023 1:00 – 2:30 PM CST
90-Minute Webinar
No fee to attend

It is generally known that the LGBTQ+ community face addiction at higher rates than the general population. This workshop will provide participants with a richer understanding of LGBTQ+ individuals (including basic knowledge of identities and terms), empirical research to understand the prevalence of LGBTQ+ gambling and problem gambling, and how to use LGBTQ+ cultural competency tools to best work with LGBTQ clients and their families around these issues.

This webinar will:

  • Provide participants with LGBTQ+ cultural competency.
  • Explore the reasons why LGBTQ+ may be at higher risk for addiction
  • Consider research on LGBTQ+ gambling and risk for gambling disorder
  • Consider how LGBTQ+ individuals may be targets of the gambling industry
  • Provide advice for working with LGBTQ+ clients

Michelle Malkin, JD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at East Carolina University. Dr. Malkin’s research interests include a focus on problem gambling, gambling-motivated crime, LGBTQ+ and Gambling Disorder, and the experiences of LGBTQ+ people in the carceral system. Her dissertation on the Problem Gambling, General Strain Theory and Gender received the 2022 Dr. Durand Jacobs Dissertation Award from the National Council on Problem Gambling. She is currently conducting several research studies looking at gambling behavior and gambling-related harms within the LGBTQ+ community.