7 Hours HIV/AIDS Beyond the Stigma: Seeing the Human in HIV
Price: $84.00

About This CE Course

This CE course will help therapists increase their professional knowledge related to HIV/AIDS and will enhance the therapist’s skills and application in practice. The CE course will not only increase the therapist’s knowledge of the virus and the disease, it will explore HIV/AIDS stigma which affects prevention, treatment and services. This course includes nine client scenarios that bring together essential HIV/AIDS knowledge, ethical and legal issues, therapy strategies, resources, and appropriate referrals. The CE course also includes personal stories of persons with HIV/AIDS to help the therapist better understand the human being with HIV/AIDS. This course provides 7 hours of CE.  The course fulfills the BBS first renewal requirement. https://www.bbs.ca.gov/pdf/forms/cechart.pdf

The instructor is Jocelyn Archer, RN, B.A.N, M.Div. Ms. Archer has been involved in the HIV epidemic since 1986. As an AIDS Nurse Clinician and Case Manager at a major University Medical Center, she supported and coordinated care for hundreds of HIV/AIDS patients as they progressed through their illnesses. She also tested and counseled hundreds of HIV positive individuals. Ms. Archer co-authored three major AIDS research articles—one published in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association. She functioned as a clinical research nurse coordinating studies for the Center for Disease Control, the University of Minnesota, the National Hemophilia Foundation and the Minnesota Department of Health. One such study evaluated if appropriate services were available for HIV/AIDS patients and if they could access services. As an advocate for persons living with HIV/AIDS and the LGBTQ community, Ms. Archer did extensive public speaking and used her knowledge to combat AIDS hysteria early in the epidemic. She continues to enjoy public speaking and works to help decrease the negative stigmatization associated with HIV/AIDS. Ms. Archer has held several administrative positions in the health care setting, including Director of Clinical Services, Director of Quality and Director of Education.

Participants will be able to:

  1. Articulate HIV/AIDS knowledge relevant to clients
  2. Identify therapy strategies for HIV/AIDS related issues
  3. Identify and respond appropriately to HIV/AIDS ethical dilemmas
  4. Identify HIV/AIDS specific laws
  5. Identify and make appropriate referrals for clients
  6. Identify and access available HIV/AIDS resources for clients
  7. Articulate the importance of Antiretroviral Therapy
  8. Identify therapy strategies related to medication adherence
  9. Develop increased awareness of HIV/AIDS stigma
  10. Develop increased awareness of HIV/AIDS related countertransference
  11. Explain the transmission of HIV
  12. Make appropriate referrals for HIV testing
  13. Explain the function of pre-exposure prophylaxis and post-exposure prophylaxis
  14. Identify the direct and indirect relationship of HIV/AIDS and substance abuse
  15. Identify at-risk groups and at-risk clients

CE Credits - 7 Hours

Therapist Development Center, Provider #1449, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Therapist Development Center maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 5/30/21-5/30/24. 

If you are an AMFT, MFT, ASW, or LCSW in California, the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) accepts continuing education credits given through ASWB ACE-approved courses.

REGISTRATION: Please register online at www.therapistdevelopmentcenter.com 

HOW TO ACCESS THIS COURSE: Once registered, participants will be able to download the Powerpoints, handouts, and listen to recorded audio lectures. 

PRICE: $84

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION: The participant will be able to print their certificate of completion immediately after receiving a score of 80% or better on the posttest and completing the course evaluation.

CANCELLATION POLICY: If you contact us prior to utilizing your course, you may receive a tuition refund less a $10 cancellation fee.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Therapist Development Center

Email: help@therapistdevelopmentcenter.com 

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Course Reviews

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Super educational and eye-opening! And heartbreaking to realize the statistics and impact of HIV/AIDS, especially due to stigma and discrimination. Definitely challenged me to be more aware of my biases, unbased fears, etc. and to learn tools and resources for better supporting clients, both with and without HIV. Particularly sobering was realizing how critical the first year after diagnosis is in regards to increased suicidality--makes me mindful to be more alert. The case scenarios were also helpful in imagining how I would practically walk through difficult situations. Thank you for sharing such valuable info and making it so relatable!

A great course! I loved being able to conceptualize treating suicide with the Edge of Life model. I also felt like the HIV AIDS course was done so well, the instructor was so knowledgable and shared a lot of personal experience from her treatment history.

Very informative trainings. They will not leave you questioning if you know the information and prepare you well.

This course was extremely informative and helped me gain knowledge about the subject that I didn't have prior.

It was very informative class regarding HIV

The TDC helped me through my licensure process and now CEU process. It was super helpful, relatable and helped me have a better understanding in the material with the way the course is provided.

This was very informational and helpful. Really rich information. Thank you so much!!

Excellent Course!

Very good source of information on HIV. There were a lot to take in and digest. This is not something to quickly learn and dismiss. This is something to take very seriously.

Every healthcare provider should listen to this training!

Helpful and informative training.

I love Therapist Development Center. I was able to pass my LMFT the first time after using TDC Study Prep!!

The course is beneficial for those unaware of the impact of HIV and AIDS. I recommend this course to anyone and everyone.

Very Good!

Really excellent training - learned so much and really enjoyed it. All the trainings I've taken through TDC have been top notch. Not only am I getting my CEUs done, but they truly are adding to my professional development and clinical depth.

The instructor was great and easy to understand.

I've already recommended to several colleagues. Very informative.

Thank you for developing CEUs!

This course was an excellent reminder to encourage my family and clients to get tested.

This training was well done and very informative.