Who Should Attend?
- Participants should be HIV mental health and/or case management service providers.
T-TAP Training Prerequisites:
This course addresses HIV/AIDS within a bio-psycho-social-spiritual perspective, and includes a brief overview of psycho-social issues of HIV disease progression, including adherence issues. Participants will increase their skills in identifying and distinguishing client/consumer’s common psychological reactions to living with HIV/AIDS from those that warrant a mental health diagnosis; discuss dual and multiple diagnoses; and be able to differentiate mental health disorders from neuro-psychiatric complications. Participants will draw upon both knowledge and skills to practice culturally competent assessment and intervention planning at both the micro and macro/systems levels.
By the end of the training, participants will be able to:
- Review the medical management role of social workers who provide services to people living with HIV/AIDS and co-occurring chronic illnesses;
- Identify mental health challenges and strengths across the spectrum of living with HIV/AIDS;
- Obtain tools to assess for a range of mental health issues and concerns; including clients with co-occurring conditions of substance abuse and severe mental illness;
- Identify, describe, and formulate relevant interventions with persons with multiple diagnoses;
- Review the role of advocacy at the macro/systems level.