HIV/AIDS Beyond the Stigma: Seeing the Human in HIV
Price: $75.00

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.

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. 

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Average: 5 (18 votes)

Course Reviews

Great training! This was the most informative HIV/AIDS training I have ever had!

I took TDC for both my law and ethics and clinical exams, so I wanted to check out their CEU courses. Having a limited amount of knowledge about HIV/AIDS, this course definitely walked through a lot of useful information. I loved that it was self-paced and the recordings varied from useful information to different stories and other examples. I can't wait to take more CEU courses from TDC.

Very comprehensive and user-friendly training.

Great course-wonderful information and presenter. Enjoyed so much I listened to it twice. So much better than having to stare at information rather than get a wonderful presenter for the information. Thanks, it was amazing!

I trusted Therapist Development Center to help me pass the MFT exam so it made sense to return to this organization for Continuing Education to renew my license.

I used TDC for the LMFT clinical exam which helped me tremendously to pass my exam and I used it again now for my first license renewal for the HIV CEU. I prefer audios and the HIV CEU course really helped me retain the info versus reading things because I get bored from reading. Highly recommend!

Very helpful!

TDC has been a BIG part of my professional career. I used TDC to pass both my LCSW and LMSW exams, so it was only natural that I check out the offered CEUs. ONE STOP SHOP!!!! Thank you for all that you do for our profession. Kudos to you all!!

I love Therapist development center because of their recordings and quizzes. I've used them to pass the MFT EXAM, ethics and legal exam and now a CE course on HIV/AIDS. I wish they offered the other mandatory course on suicide. I'm dyslexic so listening to the information is such much better for me than having to read it all without listening.

I utilized TDC program for both my Law and Ethics exam and LCSW as other study programs were not for me. I feel in love. I am not a learner that can only read materials and absorb it all. I need to be able to listen to the material in addition to the visual component. I am glad TDC created study materials for CEU's as I was already dreading the traditional formats utilized by all other programs.

Clear, concise, and to the point. I used TDC and passed both Law and Ethics and the LMFT Clinical exams on my first attempts. Naturally this was the first place I looked to for CEs for my first relicensure. I really feel like this course enhanced what I already knew about HIV and AIDS as well as gave me some incredible new insight, strategies, and a wealth of information that I did not already know. Yall did it again!

I enjoyed this course and do feel like I have a lot more knowledge about history of HIV/AIDS and how to address these concerns with clients during therapy. This is a topic I knew little about before this course, so I am glad it was required for our first time license renewal.

This course was incredibly informative. I learned so much. The instructor is truly an expert and provided accessible explanations of the concepts.

I used TDC to study for both of my licensing exams and the materials were great. This is my first CE course through TDC but I will definitely be taking more in the future. Thank you TDC!

I love TDC! After I became licensed I still wanted to go back and and study!!! Well, I did. CEU's.

Another great TDC C.E. Unit course.

Very thorough and interesting. A lot of education with the just right amount of focus on social justice. Interesting time to take this, in the midst of a pandemic. Thanks.

As an MFT who did part of my training for licensure at an HIV/AIDS clinic, this information is a thorough refresher and excellent knowledge to keep in mind. Thank you for a quick, extensive training.
James Sutherland L.M.F.T.