Gabriela Zapata-Alma




  • 40012 Clinical Interventions in Substance Use Disorders
  • 44501 Clinical Research: Using Evidence in Clinical Decision Making

Job Experience

  • Director of Substance Use Treatment Programs, Thresholds
  • Co-Owner/Founder, Roots Counseling & Training Solutions Co.

  • Consultant, Illinois Co-Occurring Center for Excellence

  • Consultant, Midwest Harm Reduction Institute

  • Director (past), Chicago House & Social Service Agency

Fields of Special Interest

  • Trauma & Trauma-Informed Care
  • Co-Occurring Disorders & Integrated Treatment

  • Harm Reduction

  • Evidence-Based Practic
  • Gender Responsive & Trans/GNC Affirming Treatment
  • LGBTQIA+ Responsive Treatment
  • Family-Based Treatment
  • Intersectionality
  • Cultural Humility
  • Prison Industrial Complex
  • Homelessness
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Leadership

Publications or Presentations

  • “Cultural Humility in Leadership & Administration” SAMHSA, 2017

  • “Trauma-Informed Care: Principles & Practice” Public Health Institute of metropolitan Chicago’s Illinois Reentry Conference, 2017

  • “Trauma: Who, What, When, Where & How” Public Health Institute of metropolitan Chicago’s Illinois Reentry Conference, 2017

  • “Integrated Group Therapy for Co-Occurring Disorders” Illinois Co-Occurring Center for Excellence, 2017

  • Women’s Committee of the Illinois Advisory Council on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependency (2016).“2017-2019 Women’s Plan and Practitioner Toolkit” Illinois Department of Human Services/Division of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse.

  • “LGBTQIA+ Responsive Treatment” Women’s Services Network, National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD), 2016

  • “Harm and Risk Reduction Counseling at the Crossroads of Intimate Partner Violence, Substance Use, & Sex” Midwest Harm Reduction Institute’s 2015 Conference

  • “Working Together: Housing & Treatment for People with Co-Occurring Disorders” Illinois Co-Occurring Center for Excellence’s 2015 Symposium

  • “PATHway (Providing Alternative Transitions to Housing): Peer-Led Housing Placement Services for Highly Vulnerable Homeless Populations” Housing First Partners’ 2014 Conference

  • “Supporting Staff in a Harm Reduction Setting” Midwest Harm Reduction Institute Annual 2014 Conference