HIV/AIDS Beyond the Stigma: Seeing the Human in HIV (7 hours)

7 Hours HIV/AIDS Beyond the Stigma: Seeing the Human in HIV

HIV/AIDS Beyond the Stigma: Seeing the Human in HIV (7 hours)

Price: $84.00

About This CE Course

This CE course will help therapists increase their professional knowledge related to HIV/AIDS and will enhance the therapist’s skills and application in practice. The CE course will not only increase the therapist’s knowledge of the virus and the disease, it will explore HIV/AIDS stigma which affects prevention, treatment and services. This course includes nine client scenarios that bring together essential HIV/AIDS knowledge, ethical and legal issues, therapy strategies, resources, and appropriate referrals. The CE course also includes personal stories of persons with HIV/AIDS to help the therapist better understand the human being with HIV/AIDS. This course provides 7 hours of CE.  The course fulfills the BBS first renewal requirement.

The instructor is Jocelyn Archer, RN, B.A.N, M.Div. Ms. Archer has been involved in the HIV epidemic since 1986. As an AIDS Nurse Clinician and Case Manager at a major University Medical Center, she supported and coordinated care for hundreds of HIV/AIDS patients as they progressed through their illnesses. She also tested and counseled hundreds of HIV positive individuals. Ms. Archer co-authored three major AIDS research articles—one published in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association. She functioned as a clinical research nurse coordinating studies for the Center for Disease Control, the University of Minnesota, the National Hemophilia Foundation and the Minnesota Department of Health. One such study evaluated if appropriate services were available for HIV/AIDS patients and if they could access services. As an advocate for persons living with HIV/AIDS and the LGBTQ community, Ms. Archer did extensive public speaking and used her knowledge to combat AIDS hysteria early in the epidemic. She continues to enjoy public speaking and works to help decrease the negative stigmatization associated with HIV/AIDS. Ms. Archer has held several administrative positions in the health care setting, including Director of Clinical Services, Director of Quality and Director of Education.

Participants will be able to:

  1. Articulate HIV/AIDS knowledge relevant to clients
  2. Identify therapy strategies for HIV/AIDS related issues
  3. Identify and respond appropriately to HIV/AIDS ethical dilemmas
  4. Identify HIV/AIDS specific laws
  5. Identify and make appropriate referrals for clients
  6. Identify and access available HIV/AIDS resources for clients
  7. Articulate the importance of Antiretroviral Therapy
  8. Identify therapy strategies related to medication adherence
  9. Develop increased awareness of HIV/AIDS stigma
  10. Develop increased awareness of HIV/AIDS related countertransference
  11. Explain the transmission of HIV
  12. Make appropriate referrals for HIV testing
  13. Explain the function of pre-exposure prophylaxis and post-exposure prophylaxis
  14. Identify the direct and indirect relationship of HIV/AIDS and substance abuse
  15. Identify at-risk groups and at-risk clients

CE Credits - 7 Hours

Therapist Development Center, Provider #1449, 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. Therapist Development Center maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 5/30/21-5/30/24. 

If you are an AMFT, MFT, ASW, or LCSW in California, the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) accepts continuing education credits given through ASWB ACE-approved courses.

REGISTRATION: Please register online at 

HOW TO ACCESS THIS COURSE: Once registered, participants will be able to download the Powerpoints, handouts, and listen to recorded audio lectures. 

PRICE: $84

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION: The participant will be able to print their certificate of completion immediately after receiving a score of 80% or better on the posttest and completing the course evaluation.

CANCELLATION POLICY: If you contact us prior to utilizing your course, you may receive a tuition refund less a $10 cancellation fee.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Therapist Development Center



Average: 4.9 (74 votes)
Stephen Del Grosso, Media, Pennsylvania

Good course!

Keith Asukai Persico, Simi Valley, California

It was very helpful and I feel more prepared to assist any clients who have HIV/AIDS.

Meng-Ning Cheng, Baldwin Park, California

Thanks for this very informative class.