Trans and Gender Diverse Folks and Substance Use Treatment: Foundations – free CEU’s

This training fulfills the DEA’s 8-hour training requirement for prescribers. Free continuing education credits.

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

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.


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, NP (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.


  • Recognize terminology re: affirming care, gender, identity
  • Appreciate the impacts of systemic, societal, and personal traumas on the transgender & gender diverse (TGD) population.
  • Understand the intersection of TGD experience and SUD
  • Engage with Trans and Gender Diverse folks in affirming ways

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Event Details

July 17, 2024
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm