Courses Produced by the HOPE Program and Offered by the APA Online Academy

The HIV Office for Psychology Education (HOPE) Program offers two online continuing education courses, Drug Use and HIV Disease and Trauma and HIV Disease. The workshops were developed by the HOPE Program of the APA Office on AIDS through funding from the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Contract Number 280-04-0121.

Drug Use and HIV Disease

Drug Use and HIV Disease Perry N. Halkitis, PhD
Learning Objectives
  1. Learn why and how mental health and substance abuse problems place people at greater risk for HIV infection.
  2. Understand how the combined burdens of substance abuse, mental health, and HIV affect the lives of HIV-positive individuals.
  3. Discover how a theory of syndemics informs practice for delivering holistic care to drug-using HIV-positive individuals.
  4. Identify effective interventions for addressing the interplay of substance abuse, mental health burden, and sexual risk taking in both HIV+ and HIV- populations.

Participants will receive 2.5 APA CEs upon successful completion of the course.

Trauma and HIV Disease

Trauma and HIV Disease Cheryl Gore-Felton, PhD
Learning Objectives
  1. Learn why and how trauma experiences, particularly those in childhood, place people at greater risk for HIV infection.
  2. Understand how the combined burden of trauma-related symptoms and HIV affect the lives of HIV-positive individuals.
  3. Identify effective intervention strategies for addressing the co-occurrence of trauma-related symptoms, HIV disease management, and sexual risk taking among HIV-positive populations.

Participants will receive 2.5 APA CEs upon successful completion of the course.