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Training Institute

An ever-expanding array of training resources including practice briefs, videos, webinars, and curated resource links to help mental health professionals’ better address the needs of consumers impacted and affected by HIV. Descriptions for each unique resource can be found below. Search by topic or profession using the menus below.

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Original air date: Wednesday, May 3, 2017 1:00 - 2:30 PM EDT

Despite significant advances in HIV prevention and care for people living with HIV/AIDS in the U.S., the annual rate of new infections has remained at approximately 50,000 over many years. In an effort to decrease new infections, groundbreaking scientific work has expanded the use of antiretroviral medications for individuals...

 

Original air date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

This webinar will address the current understanding of homelessness and its impact on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) youth, ages 14-25 years old, in the U.S. With a focus on current research addressing the intersection of psychosocial, sociocultural, and socioeconomic factors that...

 

Original air date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST

People at risk for HIV and/or hepatitis C (HCV) infection often seek mental health services for challenges that aren’t necessarily directly related to HIV or HCV; those living with or at risk for HIV/HCV may have other priorities they would rather address in a therapeutic setting.  Instead of outlining the mental...

 

Original air date: Monday, December 5, 2016, 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM EST

For the first time, many service providers are encountering older generations of clients living with HIV/AIDS. This includes more seniors who are newly diagnosed, and also those with years or decades of  experience managing their HIV and required medical treatment. The confluence of trauma; grief and loss; stigma and...

 

Original air date: Thursday, September 8, 2016, 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM EDT

Although effective treatments have made HIV infection a manageable chronic disease, many people living with HIV also present co-occurring mental disorders, and addictions. Medication adherence and other health behavior challenges can complicate treatment, highlighting the need for a skilled workforce (psychologists...

 

Original air date: Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM EDT

Similarly to other chronic illnesses, living with HIV/AIDS may bring a heightened focus to a range of biological, psychosocial and spiritual issues in a client’s life. Some clients may have an identifiable health co-factor such as substance use, a substance use disorder or being in recovery, as well as other health...

 

Original air date: Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 12:00pm-1:30pm EDT

This is part 2 of a two-part webinar series. 

This two-part webinar series will outline disparities in need and access to mental health services experienced by individuals living with HIV/AIDS in the rural United States, and highlight resources for optimizing access to care and treatment that is inclusive of mental...

 

Original air date: Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 1pm-2:30pm EDT

This is part 1 of a two-part webinar series. This webinar series will outline disparities in need and access to mental health services experienced by individuals living with HIV/AIDS in the rural United States, and highlight resources for optimizing access to care and treatment that is inclusive of mental health.  While people...

 

This webinar will introduce participants to the history, principles, and fundamental clinical interventions of harm reduction psychotherapy (HRP). As an integrated, biopsychosocial model, HRP offers a comprehensive means of working with clients who present with substance use disorders, mental illness, trauma, and medical issues such as HIV. Including both the science and the spirit of harm...

 

Click on the links below to access the slides and webinar recording from our live event, which took place on April 13, 2016.

Summary: Using the 2020 update of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) as a framework, this session is intended to expand the knowledge and capacity of social workers and allied mental health providers to address the mental health and...

 

Click on the links below to access the slides and webinar recording from our live event, which took place on March 30, 2016.

Summary: Transgender people experience multiple health disparities, including mental health and HIV treatment. This webinar reviews the most recent literature documenting these disparities and their connection to experiences of transphobia—the...

 

This interactive training session explores factors that promote and challenge adherence, from the framework of the HIV Continuum of Care, to help clients link to care, remain in care, reach viral suppression and promote wellness. We are providing the slides and webinar recording from our live event on September 1, 2015. 

Presenters: Melissa Sellevaag, LCSW, Evelyn P....

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