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1 Texas HIV Connection 1 TEXAS HIV CONNECTION: OUR COURSES Generally, courses offered by the Texas HIV Connection: meet DSHS licensure and funding requirements provide professional continuing education credits for Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Social Workers include certificates of completion and/or attendance include participant manuals and resources provide opportunities for education regarding HIV/AIDS, other infectious diseases, and substance abuse related topics. Courses currently available include: Trainings in Miniseries Format 2012 HIV/AIDS Update: Engaging to End the Epidemic Hepatitis C 2012/2013 Sexually Transmitted Diseases in the Lives of Substance Users Tuberculosis: What Every Counselor Should Know

2 Texas HIV Connection 2 Trainings Related to Motivational Interviewing Motivational Interviewing 101 Motivational Interviewing 201 Treatment Planning with the Client: Enhancing Motivation for Change in Substance Abuse Treatment Trainings Related to Outreach AIDS Outreach in the Community Outreach 201: Capacity Building, Workforce Development, & Cultivating the Community Trainings Related to the Practice of Substance Abuse Counseling Substance Abuse Counseling in the Age of HIV Disease: Relapse Prevention Substance Abuse Counseling in the Age of HIV Disease: Focus on Women Substance Abuse Counseling in the Age of HIV Disease: Families in Crisis HIV Disease and Substance Abuse: The Connection Trainings Related to Culture Substance Abuse Counseling in the Age of HIV Disease: Focus on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Individuals Cultural Competency and Ethics in the Age of HIV Disease

3 Texas HIV Connection 3 Trainings Often Required by Agency, Licensure, or Funding Requirements: The Ethics of HIV Disease and Addictions Counseling HIV Early Intervention Case Management: Connecting Clients to Care The Verbal Prevention and Management of Aggressive Behavior Standard Precautions Course Descriptions: 2012 HIV/AIDS Update: Engaging to End the Epidemic Credit Hours: 4 Alcohol & Drug Related, HIV/AIDS By the end of this course, participants will be able to describe global, national, and local trends related to HIV/AIDS, discuss developments in prevention, testing and treatment, and identify issues for persons dealing with substance use and HIV. This course reviews the latest statistical information related to HIV/AIDS from the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control, and Texas Department of State Health Services. Trends are examined in the larger context of health disparities currently impacting communities. This course discusses the advantage and challenges related to new methods of prevention and advancements in testing and treatment. This training takes a special look at the connections between HIV and substance use and considers approaches for those clients struggling with the diseases of HIV/AIDS and addiction. Hepatitis C 2012/2013 Credit Hours: 3 Alcohol & Drug Related, Hepatitis By the end of this course, participants will be able to describe the basic functions of a healthy liver and the important role it plays in our lives,

4 Texas HIV Connection 4 and be able to define Hepatitis and Hepatitis C. They will also be able to exhibit increased knowledge and comprehension of the Hepatitis C disease process, transmission routes, testing, treatment, and prevention. Participants will be able to explain how substance use affects a person with Hepatitis C and identify the connection between HIV and Hepatitis C. This training also offers a basic overview of the other Hepatitis viruses, and includes ways to advocate for clients who have Hepatitis C. Sexually Transmitted Diseases in the Lives of Substance Users Credit Hours: 3 Alcohol & Drug Related, STDs By the end of this course, participants will be able to list three connections between substance use and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), identify different categories of STDs, list 3 common symptoms of STDs, and describe four behaviors that eliminate or reduce the risk of contracting an STD. This course describes the transmission and treatment of many viral, bacterial, and parasitic STDs. This training also reviews facts counselors need to know related to STDs and current statistical trends related to sexually transmitted diseases. Tuberculosis: What Every Counselor Should Know Credit Hours: 3 Alcohol & Drug Related By the end of this course, participants will be able to define tuberculosis (TB) infection and TB disease and explain the differences between them, explain how TB is transmitted, describe efforts to control the spread of TB, identify the difficulties facing those with drug-resistant TB, and be able to describe the link between HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis. This training also provides a global, national, and local perspective on TB. It also examines how counselors can help their clients who may have TB and how they can protect themselves from infectious tuberculosis. Motivational Interviewing 101 Credit Hours: 8 Alcohol & Drug Specific Maximum Participants: 35 By the end of this course, participants will be able to define Motivational Interviewing, describe the stages of change and how they relate to Motivational Interviewing, list and describe the principles underlying MI, and list and implement the five early strategies of Motivational Interviewing while demonstrating reflective listening techniques.

5 Texas HIV Connection 5 Motivational Interviewing 101 and must be completed before taking our Motivational Interviewing course 201 Motivational Interviewing 201 Credit Hours: 8 Alcohol & Drug Specific Maximum Participants: 35 By the end of this course, participants will be able to engage with clients to receive information about their personal lives, including dilemmas and values related to behavior change. MI 201 will give participants tools to focus clients on changes they are willing to explore. They will develop skills on how to elicit client motivation through the exploration of ambivalence. Participants will learn how to help clients make a plan to determine goals and carry out any beneficial enhancement of change talk. Participants by the end of MI 201 will be able to demonstrate the four processes of Motivational Interviewing. Treatment Planning with the Client: Enhancing Motivation for Change in Substance Abuse Treatment Credit Hours: 7 Alcohol & Drug Specific Maximum Participants: 25 By the end of this course, participants will be able to utilize assessments to build motivation and inform the development of an individualized treatment plan for clients. They will also be able to develop an individualized treatment plan, including appropriate goals, objectives, and strategies/action steps that address client needs. Finally, participants will be able to identify ways to follow-up with clients regarding their treatment plans and implement strategies to keep clients engaged in the treatment process. This training is based upon SAMSHA s Treatment Improved Protocol 35, and reviews a model for treatment planning based upon the principles of Motivational Interviewing. AIDS Outreach in the Community Credit Hours: 7 Alcohol & Drug Specific, 7 Alcohol and Drug Related (14 total) Maximum Participants: 25 By the end of this course, participants will be able to describe the primary purposes and goals of outreach, clearly communicate their roles and functions as outreach workers to residents when entering a community, and identify ways to obtain information about target communities.

6 Texas HIV Connection 6 Participants will also practice interpersonal communication skills and develop a one-on-one approach to educating street contacts about HIV/AIDS. Participants will also identify the impact of drug abuse and addiction in target communities, and identify the unique challenges for effective prevention education. Participants will be able to implement a decision-making model to respond appropriately to typical crisis that arise during outreach. They will also identify several common community outreach challenges that can compromise the outreach worker s credibility and strategies to effectively handle these challenges. This training is appropriate for both new and veteran outreach workers. Outreach 201: Capacity Building, Workforce Development, & Cultivating the Community Credit Hours: 7 Alcohol & Drug Specific, 7 Alcohol and Drug Related (14 total) Maximum Participants: 25 By the end of this course, participants will be able to identify four ways to integrate into any community and techniques to reach out to specific populations. They will also be able to define advocacy and implement skills in order to become an advocate as well as build coalitions in the community. Participants will also discuss principles and tools of harm reduction and how to apply harm reduction tools effectively. Finally, participants will be able to apply a model of self-care in order to combat burn out and increase their accountability in the workplace. Substance Abuse Counseling in the Age of HIV Disease: Relapse Prevention Credit Hours: 6 Alcohol & Drug Specific, HIV/AIDS Maximum Participants: 35 By the end of this course, participants will be able to define chemical dependency/addiction, identify the approaches and goals of treatment, and define recovery. They will also be able to identify the stages of change and stages in the developmental model of recovery and define relapse based upon these models. Participants will be able to define relapse prevention and identify principles to help clients avoid relapse, and recognize the intersection between relapse and HIV. Finally, participants learn how to apply basic counseling skills in order to work with clients in various stages of recovery to avoid relapse.

7 Texas HIV Connection 7 Substance Abuse Counseling in the Age of HIV Disease: Focus on Women Credit Hours: 3 Alcohol & Drug Specific, 3 Alcohol & Drug Related, HIV/AIDS Maximum Participants: 35 By the end of this course, participants will be able to identify their own personal feelings and sources of comfort/discomfort related to counseling women, and state at least two ways in which they can develop their comfort level to support effective empowerment counseling; demonstrate the use of empowering skills and techniques in needs assessment and the riskreduction counseling process; and identify elements in their programs that result in empowering/disempowering environments for women, and begin to develop action steps to improve program responsiveness to women s needs in two priority areas. Participants will also be able to identify community resources for supporting behavior change among women; identify gender differences in substance addiction; recognize common vulnerabilities that put women at risk for trauma and subsequent stress disorders; discuss the diagnosis and treatment of women with HIV; name ways in which women in the substance abusing link are at greater risk for STD and HIV infection; and discuss the major goals and techniques of empowerment and relationship counseling. Substance Abuse Counseling in the Age of HIV Disease: Families in Crisis Credit Hours: 3.5 Alcohol & Drug Specific, 3 Alcohol and Drug Related, HIV/AIDS Maximum Participants: 25 By the end of this course, participants will be able to list differences between models of the family in substance abuse treatment and family therapy, identify clients in relation to multiple systems, including the family system, list elements of the family system and describe patterns of interaction typical in a family with substance use. They will also be able to identify techniques from family therapy that can be used to enhance substance abuse treatment. Participants will be able to discuss how substance abuse and HIV/AIDS, as chronic diseases, lend themselves to family therapy, define special considerations and approaches for clients with HIV/AIDS in family therapy, and list the cost/benefits of an integrated approach between family therapy, substance abuse treatment, and counseling for clients with HIV/AIDS and their families. This training is based upon SAMSHA s Treatment Improved Protocol 39, and describes how family therapy can help address the needs of families where substance

8 Texas HIV Connection 8 abuse and HIV infection are present. HIV Disease and Substance Abuse: The Connection Credit Hours: 3 Alcohol & Drug Specific, HIV/AIDS By the end of this course, participants will be able to identify statistical trends and modes of transmission for HIV and related diseases, discuss the connections between substance use, HIV, and related diseases, differentiate between use, abuse and addiction in order to discuss the impact on risk for infectious diseases, and list ways to reduce risk among substance users and prevent the transmission of HIV and related diseases. This course provides advice for HIV positive substance users as well as prevention and intervention professionals, and reviews the principles of risk reduction. Substance Abuse Counseling in the Age of HIV Disease: Focus on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Individuals Credit Hours: 3 Alcohol & Drug Related, Cultural Awareness By the end of this course, participants will be able to define characteristics associated with sexual minorities and elements of sexuality in general; discuss the multifaceted nature of sexual identity; and discuss the risk for HIV infection among LGBTQ persons. They will also be able to discuss the risk for substance abuse among LGBTQ persons, conduct an agencyspecific needs assessment concerning the needs of LGBTQ clients, and finally demonstrate increased sensitivity toward and understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities. Cultural Competency and Ethics in the Age of HIV Disease Credit Hours: 3 Alcohol & Drug Related, Ethics By the end of this course, participants will be able to define culture and cultural competency and identify cultures and subcultures disproportionately impacted by HIV/AIDS and other health disparities such as addiction. They will also apply an ethical decision making process to situations involving culturally diverse populations impacted by HIV/AIDS and substance abuse. Finally, participants will develop action steps for their individual programs, after examining national standards, which will help overcome cultural barriers in order to meet the needs of all individuals impacted by HIV/AIDS and addiction.

9 Texas HIV Connection 9 The Ethics of HIV Disease and Addictions Counseling Credit Hours: 3 Alcohol & Drug Related, Ethics By the end of this course, participants will be able to define ethics as it pertains to counseling, identify three reasons why professional ethics are important in counseling, and describe at least three principles basic to ethics in counseling. They will also be able to identify at least three common ethical challenges in counseling and describe ways of overcoming each of those challenges, discuss laws governing confidentiality, and finally apply a five-step ethical decision-making process to different scenarios representing common ethical dilemmas in counseling. HIV Early Intervention Case Management: Connecting Clients to Care Credit Hours: 3.5 Alcohol & Drug Specific, 3.5 Alcohol & Drug Related (7 total) By the end of this course, participants will be able to define and identify the principles and values of case management and the role of an HEI Case Manager. They will also be able to implement skills related to preparing for and assessing a client in order to create a coordinated service plan. Finally, participants will identify the challenges and benefits of coordinating care, monitoring client progress and quality assurance measures related to case management. This training intends to provide case managers with transferable skills so they can better serve clients with substance use, HIV/AIDS, mental health and other related challenges. The entire training lasts a total of 7 hours. No partial credit will be given for incomplete courses. Certificates of Completion will be awarded to participants at the end of the training. Continuing Education Units are provided for Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors, Licensed Professional Counselors and Social Workers. Sponsors may apply for other types of credits.

10 Texas HIV Connection 10 The Verbal Prevention and Management of Aggressive Behavior Credit Hours: 4 Alcohol & Drug Specific Maximum Participants: 25 By the end of this course, participants will be able to identify some common causes of aggression in clients and discuss how VPMAB, as a risk management approach, can help manage aggressive behavior that could not otherwise have been anticipated. Participants will also identify the principles of VPMAB, and implement a communication strategy in order to manage potentially aggressive behavior. This training has been modified from the Management of Aggressive Behavior curriculum developed by Larry Hampton for an MHMR setting. This training focuses on the verbal, rather than physical, ways to prevent and manage aggressive behavior with clients. Standard Precautions Credit Hours: 3 Alcohol & Drug Related, HIV/AIDS By the end of this course, participants will be able to define standard precautions, identify the routes of transmission for various communicable diseases, and identify the common procedures that can prevent the spread of communicable disease. Participants will also discuss risk for communicable disease in the field of HIV and addictions counseling, identify proper post-exposure protocol, and list workplace rights and responsibilities related to standard precautions. To Schedule a Training, please contact: Samantha Thompson, CTS Director Workers Assistance Program 4115 Freidrich Lane, Suite 100 (512) ext

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