This interactive training will offer attendees an up-to-date and comprehensive guide to HIV/AIDS. Modules include an overview of current epidemiological data, biological basics of the virus, medical treatment including information about adherence and resistance, current models of risk and risk reduction including Harm Reduction, psychosocial issues experienced by persons with HIV including issues related to substance use. Vignettes are used to illustrate therapeutic dilemmas and interventions. Evidence Based Practices Motivational Interviewing, Seeking Safety and Cognitive Behavioral techniques are used in intervention models. In addition the participants’ own cultural beliefs and how it may influence/bias their work with HIV+ clients.
As a result of attending this training, participants should be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the effected populations and infection rates of HIV/AIDS.
- Recognize and identify modes and methods of the transmission of HIV/AIDS.
- Communicate effectively with clients and professional colleagues on a range of social, psychological, interpersonal, medical and sexual issues related to the care and treatment of people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.
- Identify factors critical to the assessment of individuals at risk for the acquisition or transmission of HIV to determine appropriate counseling and intervention strategies.
- Demonstrate a culturally-competent understanding of the impact of HIV on specific populations with regard to race, ethnicity, gender, age, and sexual orientation.
- Identify and apply legal and ethical considerations with regard to treating clients with HIV/AIDS.
- Utilize appropriate methods and skills for counseling clients with, or affected by, HIV/AIDS.
Instructor: Matt Harwood, LCSW
Course #: 3052-C
Location: Pacific Clinics Training Institute
2471 E. Walnut Street
Pasadena, CA 91107