The SAMHSA’s HIV/AIDS and Mental Health Training Resource Center and the American Psychological Association’s Office on AIDS invite you to participate
Upcoming Webinar:  “Integrated HIV Care & Treatment: A Medical Update and Case Example for Mental Health Professionals”
When: Thursday 8 September 2016, 01:00 PM – 02:30 PM
Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US and Canada) (Please note that Daylight Saving Time (+01:00 hr) is in effect during this time)
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, social workers, psychiatrists, substance abuse counselors, and other front line providers) that can work collaboratively with health care and public-health professionals to respond to the psychosocial challenges that accompany having or being at risk for HIV.
This webinar will highlight the latest in approaches to HIV prevention, care and treatment and provide a case example of how providers of medical and behavioral health can work together to improve outcomes for people living with HIV.
Learning Objectives:
At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to
  1. Understand the latest medical approaches to HIV testing, and treatment and their impact on mental health and well-being.
  2. Explain the link between biomedical aspects of HIV with mental health, well-being and chronic disease management.
  3. Identify the role mental health care provider’s play in linking people living with HIV/AIDS into care, and supporting adherence to medical regimens.
  4. Describe a case example of integrated care where medical and behavioral health care teams work together to improve outcomes for people living with HIV.
The webinar is free of charge.
This webinar has been reviewed and approved by the APA Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The CE fee is $25.00 for this webinar.
  • Eugene Farber, PhD, ABPP, is Professor and Director of Psychology Internship Training, Emory University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
  • Vincent C. Marconi, M.D., is Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Professor of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University.
This webinar is provided as a collaborative effort between the American Psychological Association’s Office on AIDS and the HIV/AIDS and Mental Health Training Resource Center. The HIV/AIDS and Mental Health Training Resource Center aims to expand the knowledge and capacity of mental health care providers to address the mental health and psychosocial needs of consumers impacted and affected by HIV. This is done as a partnership between the Education Development Center, American Psychological Association, American Psychiatric Association, and National Association of Social Workers.
The Center is funded under a task order from the Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services. Reference #283-12-2401. This webinar is offered for training and technical assistance purposes only. The content, views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of SAMHSA or HHS.

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