Programs and Training Opportunities

HIV Office for Psychology Education (HOPE) Program

The HOPE Program utilizes a train-the-trainer model to educate mental health providers about working with people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. The HOPE Program develops and pilot tests HIV/AIDS training curricula and then recruits and trains trainers to use these curricula in educating mental health providers across the country. The HOPE Program has trained and certified more than 490 Trainers to deliver interactive workshops for mental health providers in their area. These trainers have in turn provided HOPE curriculum training in their communities to more than 27,000 mental health professionals.

APA/BET Collaboration

In 2011, the APA Office on AIDS and the Ad Hoc Committee on Psychology and AIDS (COPA) explored possibilities for collaboration with Black Entertainment Television (BET) Rap It Up Campaign. The BET Rap-It-Up Campaign is a comprehensive and sustained media campaign to inform African Americans about HIV/AIDS.
 
In 2012, a Memorandum of Understanding was executed between APA and BET. The goals of this partnership are to develop and implement two evidence-based materials/products focused on sexual health, dating/sexual relationships, and HIV/AIDS.

The Cyber Mentors Program: A Sustainable Model for Training HIV/AIDS Researchers to Address Health Disparities

This program, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), is designed to prepare behavioral and social scientists for successful independent research careers in the area of HIV/AIDS and health disparities.

End of Life Issues and Care

Includes education and training, policy and advocacy, APA publications, and APA governance reports related to end of life issues and care.

Integration of Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and HIV Prevention Care

A resource center for current research, valid and reliable mental health and substance abuse screening instruments, integration best practices, and fact sheets. It serves the needs of HIV prevention, mental health, and substance abuse providers with the anticipation of guiding direct providers towards a more comprehensive and integrated approach.