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An Exploration of HIV AIDS and Ethical Issues Counselors Face

  • 01 Feb 2021
  • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Online (GoToWebinar)
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In today’s time HIV/AIDS is a treatable preventable disease, but nonetheless still a fatal disease; meaning that there is no known current cure. It is important for mental health professions to be knowledgeable when it comes to treating client’s who may be infected with HIV/AIDS. This interactive course has been specifically designed for mental health professional to address the basics of STIs, HIV/AIDS, Outline strategic objectives and prevention strategies to addressing HIV and STIs, and explore sociological implications of Societal Stigmas. Current information about HIV/AIDS, including definitions, transmission, types of virus, how a person becomes infected, progression, evidence that HIV causes AIDS and how, and the origin of HIV/AIDS will be reviewed. This course also focuses on the law verses ethics, reporting ethical violations, and ethical issues specific to mental health professionals. Prevention concerns are addressed recognizing special populations.

CE Broker Tracking #: 20-717017

This is an event sponsored by FMHCA, an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider. FMHCA NBCC Provider# 2058. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  FMHCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. This course is approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling, LMHC, LMFT, LCSW – FMHCA CE Broker #: 50-748

Learning Objectives:

1. Summarize the current basic information about HIV/AIDS, including definition, transmission, infectious fluids, types of virus, how a person becomes infected, progression, evidence that HIV causes AIDS and how, and the history & origin of HIV/AIDS.

2. Discuss the role of the therapist in counseling those with HIV, including how to implement "client-centered" counseling, identify key issues in counseling and how to address family issues, mental health disorders, legal issues surrounding discrimination and stigma and end-of-life issues

3. Have an understanding of ethical issues and dilemmas that specifically affect the mental health professional, and be knowledgeable of the profession’s stance when addressing issues surrounding HIV/AIDS.

About the Presenter:

Cortina Peters a.k.a. The Girlfriend Therapist TM, is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, International Life Coach, Author, Motivational strategist, and Mentor who motivates people to win every area of their life. As the creative developer and visionary of the W.O.W. Effect®, she bridges the gap between people just living life and helps them to become individuals who can experience life on a deeper level. She is a two-time cancer (Lymphoma) survivor and Lupus warrior; she has dedicated her life to healing, motivating, and encouraging others to live their lives as authentically as possible.

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