HIV and Psychiatric Comorbidities: Helping Clients Manage the Amplification of Stigma & Mental Health Diagnosis

Saturday, March 25th, 2023

1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST/12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. CST

Cost: $47

Live Zoom Webinar!

Presentation Slides PDF Included!

Provides for 3 CE hours of (SS) HIV Training

Target audience: Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialists, Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselors, Certified Clinical Supervisors.

Course Level: This course is designed for those practicing at the beginner & intermediate levels

NCASPPB accepts all courses provided by an NBCC-approved provider. CE Training Workshops, LLC is an NBCC-approved provider #7091.

NBCC ACEP # 7091, CE Training Workshops has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP #7091. Programs that do not qualify are clearly identified. CE Training Workshops is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. CE Training Workshops designates this continuing education activity for 3 HIV continuing education hours.

CE Training Workshops LLC, #1770, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers.  State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. CE Training Workshops LLC maintains responsibility for this course.  ACE provider approval period: 08/02/2022 – 08/02/2023.   Social workers completing this course receive 3 HIV continuing education credits.

This webinar provides learning addressing the amplified stigma for persons living with an HIV and Mental Health diagnosis. Persons living with HIV/AIDS have many challenges including successfully adhering to treatment recommendations in order to maintain optimal health, negotiating disclosure of HIV status and coping with potential stigma. These are significant challenges; yet, for HIV-infected persons who also have mental health difficulties, these and other, challenges can be amplified. As such, the co-occurrence of HIV and mental illness poses a significant public health problem and represents a difficult challenge for those who treat and care for these persons. This requires integrated treatment services that focus beyond just mitigation of substance use and psychiatric and medical symptoms but also address other health behaviors. Participants will learn about specific treatment modalities for which there is a dearth of literature addressing HIV-infected cohorts providing a discussion of issues around substance use treatment as an HIV prevention tool.

Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

Define the differences between HIV, HBV, and HCV.

 Identify & Educate Clients about interventions for Pre-Exposure, When Exposure Happens, & Post-Exposure

Examine statistics & other relevant information regarding the Co-morbidity of Mental Health & SUD in HIV Individuals.

Review and Implement interventions to address the negative consequences of HIV and co-occurring mental illness.

Analyze Harm Reduction Methods & Determine the Role in Integrated Care when Substance Use is a factor

Meet Your Facilitator

This series is led by Shannon McCabe, MA, LCAS, CCS, CCJP, CPS who is a multi-discipline masters level professional. Shannon is a Durham native. Her undergraduate degrees are in sociology and criminal justice. Shannon also has her MA in Forensic Psychology as well as a graduate certificate in Substance Abuse Counseling.  She started her career in education and worked for many years with gang-involved youth. Shannon also provides Clinical Supervision for aspiring Alcohol & Addiction Counselors and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialists.

After transitioning from education to full-time mental health, Shannon spent many years working with adolescents and adults struggling with severe and persistent mental illness, and/or substance use disorder, and chronic homelessness. Shannon offers over 20 years of experience working with these vulnerable populations. Shannon also believes in and strongly supports harm reduction initiatives as well as being an ally in the fight to ensure that our most vulnerable populations are treated with dignity and respect in their journey in recovery.

In her spare time, Shannon rehabilitates wildlife and believes strongly in the healing impact of animals in the therapeutic setting.