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HIV/AIDS Assessment and Treatment

7 CE Credit Hours - Online Course - $69.00

Developed by Tom Smith, Ph.D.

Course fulfills the HIV/AIDS requirement for LCSW, LPCC & LMFT first-time license renewal in California.

Licensing Board Approvals for Psychologists, LMFTs, SWs, Counselors, & Nurses
 

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GENERAL COURSE DESCRIPTION

HIV-AIDS In this beginning- intermediate level course, the focus is on the assessment and treatment of HIV/AIDS with an emphasis on counseling. The student will gain the essential knowledge to assess and treat people infected with HIV or who have AIDS. It covers the basics of the current information about HIV/AIDS, including definition, transmission, types of virus, how a person becomes infected, progression, evidence that HIV causes AIDS and how, and the origin of HIV/AIDS. Prevention concerns are addressed recognizing special populations.

How HIV/AIDS patients are treated medically is explained along with how to care for them. Most pertinently, the course discusses counseling and psychotherapy with HIV/AIDS patients. It focuses on counselor roles, key issues, client centered counseling, family issues, mental health disorders, legal (discrimination and stigma) issues and finally, end-of-life issues. AIDS is still considered a terminally ill disease. The course concludes with a brief discussion of Growing old with HIV/AIDS. Additional resources and references are provided for further study, but they are not part of the course.
 

Educational Objectives:

    This course will teach the participant to
  • Summarize the current basic information about HIV/AIDS, including definition, transmission, types of virus, how a person becomes infected, progression, evidence that HIV causes AIDS and how, and the origin of HIV/AIDS.
  • Describe how HIV and AIDS are treated and the many drug therapies available.
  • Identify what drugs are currently used to treat HIV/AIDS.
  • Explain how to care for someone with HIV and AIDS.
  • Describe the importance of prevention efforts of HIV disease infection and the special populations that are vulnerable to infection.
  • Discuss the role of the therapist in counseling those with HIV, including how to implement "client-centered" counseling, identify key issues in counseling and how to address family issues, mental health disorders, legal issues surrounding discrimination and stigma and end-of-life issues.
  • State the basic issues about growing old with HIV/AIDS.

Course Syllabus:

BASIC INFORMATION

  • Facts: HIV and its Transmission
  • Facts: Co-infection with HIV and the Hepatitis C virus
  • HIV Infection and AIDS: An Overview (NIH)
  • The Evidence that HIV Causes AIDS (NIH)
  • How HIV Causes AIDS (NIH)
  • The Origin of HIV

TESTING

  • Counseling, Testing and Referral Resources
  • Spotlight: Testing Resources
  • FAQs about HIV Testing

TREATMENT

  • HAART: Highly Active Anti Retroviral Treatment
  • Drugs to Combat HIV/AIDS
  • Patients and Caretakers: Caring for Someone with AIDS at Home

PREVENTION

  • Comprehensive HIV Prevention
  • Principles of HIV Prevention in Drug Using Populations
  • Sex and Prevention Concerns for Positive People
  • Special Populations
    • African Americans: Overview
    • HIV among Hispanics/Latinos
    • Women: Overview
    • Questions and Answers: Men on the Down Low

COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY FOR HIV PATIENTS

  • Counseling Roles and AIDS
  • Key Issues in Counseling and Testing: Approach to the Patient
  • HIV and Its Treatment: What You Should Know
  • Theory and Practice of Client-Centered Counseling
  • Family Issues for Patients with HIV/AIDS
  • Living with HIV/AIDS
  • Mental Health Disorders
  • Legal: Stigma, Confidentiality & Disclosure
  • Fact Sheet: HIV/AIDS-Related Stigma and Discrimination
  • Palliative and End of Life Care

GROWING OLD WITH HIV/AIDS

  • HIV/AIDS and Aging: The Situation and Central Issues

 

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