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PSY9010 Issues with HIV and AIDS

Course Description

This course covers the current medical, psychosocial, and mental health needs of clients living with HIV/AIDS, as well as family members, intimate partners, and caretakers. Specific concerns addressed include working with chemically addicted clients, cultural diversity issues including racial and sexual minority clients, legal issues, self-of-therapist issues, and effective models for service delivery and care. Family dynamics that impede or support treatment compliance are included. This course satisfies the BBS requirement for Marriage and Family therapists to complete a course at least seven hours in length that covers the characteristics and methods of assessment and treatment of people living with HIV and AIDS.