From the Public Interest Directorate

The American Psychological Association’s (APA) HIV Office for Psychology Education (HOPE) seeks doctoral-level psychologists with HIV-related work and training experience.

Become a Regional Trainer on HIV/AIDS Issues

The American Psychological Association’s (APA) HIV Office for Psychology Education (HOPE) seeks doctoral-level psychologists with HIV-related work and training experience with one or more of the following populations: Ethnic Minorities/Communities of Color; Women; Children and Adolescents; Chemically Dependent Persons; Seriously and Persistently Mentally Ill persons; and Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Men who have Sex with Men to become volunteer regional HIV/AIDS continuing-education (CE) trainers.

HOPE recognizes that many areas of the country still do not have psychologists experienced working with people with HIV disease. For those areas, priority will be given to psychologists who have clinical and training experience with one or more of the six target populations and a commitment to conducting HIV-related training. HOPE has adopted an affirmative action approach to Regional Trainer Recruitment. Qualified applicants will be chosen to reflect the diversity of the AIDS epidemic in terms of gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and populations served.

Selected trainers will receive “state-of-the-science” training materials at the HOPE National Training Conference (NTC) in New Orleans slated for January 26-29, 2006. Applicants selected to become HOPE trainers must also complete a four-hour HIV online training, prior to attending the NTC. APA awards CE credit for completion of both the NTC and the online training.

HOPE asks all trainers to commit to train at least 30 mental health professionals within three years of attending the NTC. As incentive, all HOPE trainers are eligible to offer (thru HOPE) APA continuing education credits for their workshop participants.

The application deadline is May 2, 2005. To apply online, visit http://forms.apa.org/pi/hope. For additional information or to request a paper application, contact Christopher Rowe, HOPE Program Training Director at the APA Address, by phone at (+1/202) 216-7603, or by Email.