Brittney Lollis Tolar, LCSW, LCDC, CDWF-C

Currently the Clinical Director at Spearhead Lodge. Spearhead Lodge is a 90 day residential program for young adult males. It is part of the BRC Healthcare. She began working in the field of addictions in 2012. After completing her Masters Degree in Social Work from Savannah State University in 2016, Brittney moved to Austin, Texas to expand her career and knowledge in the addictions field. Over the past 3 years Brittney has worked to share her knowledge by speaking at various conferences around the country such as the Austin TAAP conference, the Texas Social Work conference, and was a keynote at 2020 Mississippi Trauma Informed Care Conference. In 2019, Brittney became certified in the Daring Way, curriculum written by Brene Brown around shame, vulnerability, and courage. Brittney believes in the healing of the whole body; outside of the therapeutic setting she holds space for others as a yoga teacher at a local studio in Austin.

9:30 - 10:30 AM CDT

April 23rd April 23rd

Diversity in Addiction Treatment

Brittney Lollis Tolar will utilize conversation, open discussion, and case studies to educate participants on the topic of diversity in treatment. Attendees will be invited to participate and engage in an open discussion around race, addiction, stereotypes, and resources. This will be accomplished by reviewing case studies, outcomes of treatment, and the continuum of care. Participants will broaden their understanding of racial disparities in the treatment setting, explore stereotypes and narratives around BIPOC, and realize the lack of resources in BIPOC communities for the treatment of substance use disorders and mental health services.