Presented by John Arvan, David P. Lee and Evelyn Tomaszewski
Saturday, October 15, 2011
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital
1040 NW 22nd Avenue
Bldg 2 Auditorium
Portland, Oregon 97210
The workshop will look at HIV/AIDS within a bio-psycho-social-spiritual perspective, and will include a brief overview of psycho-social issues of HIV disease progression, including adherence issues. Participants will also 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 multiples 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 including both the micro and macro levels. National and state resources will also be reviewed.
The workshop is for social workers serving diverse groups of clients/consumers across the range of practice settings and who are experienced HIV/AIDS providers with a basic understanding of mental health disorders and diagnosis.
Approved for 6 CEs
Prerequisite: “Understanding HIV/AIDS: The Social Worker’s Role,” free 2 CEUs with Certificate--NASW online course available free to NASW members at www. NASWWebEd.org. The Oregon Chapter strongly recommends that all attendees have taken this course.
Special Offer: If you join NASW between now and Oct. 14, 2011 this workshop is free. Please go to www.nasworegon.org to join. You must have a new member identification as proof to enter this training.