Assessment and Treatment of People Living with HIV and AIDS is designed to meet the requirements for licensed professional clinical counselors in California who must take a one-time, seven hour continuing education course covering the assessment and treatment of people living with HIV and AIDS, as part of the 36 hour continuing education coursework requirement.
In this 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. Specifically, 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.
There are no required texts for this course.
Frequently Asked Questions
APA-approved CE is accepted by the California BOP and BBS.
- Is work at your own pace with no start or end dates. Anyone can register at any time.
- Awards continuing education hours upon successful completion