HIV/AIDS Education

HIV/AIDS Resources for Educators

  • Why is it Important to Educate Psychology Graduates Students about HIV?
    HIV/AIDS is an infectious, chronic disease. Preventing transmission of HIV involves complex behavior management therapy. Dealing with issues associated with being infected, such as disclosure of status to family and loved ones, dealing with stigma, and managing an intense medication regimen necessitates therapy. It is imperative to train psychologists to effectively work with HIV infected clients to provide improve quality of life.

  • Strategies for Including HIV/AIDS in Graduate Coursework
    Provides psychology faculty strategies for incorporating HIV/AIDS materials in to psychology graduate courses, seminars, or training experiences.

  • Teaching Tip Sheets for HIV Related Issues
    These tip sheets provide psychology faculty with relevant information on specific topics that are important in psychology. Each tip sheet names the topic, briefly discusses its importance in teaching psychology, presents information on how HIV/AIDS research has contributed to our understanding of the topic, and offers teaching strategies.

General Resources for Educators

  • Principles for Quality Undergraduate Education in Psychology
    Adopted as APA policy in February 2011, this document articulates a set of recommendations for quality teaching and learning in psychology.
  • Teaching, Learning, and Assessing in a Developmentally Coherent Curriculum
    The Board of Educational Affairs (BEA) Task Force was charged with bridging the gap between the National Standards for the Teaching of High School Psychology and the APA Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major to set a standard for the competencies that should be expected of students graduating from colleges and universities as undergraduate psychology majors.
  • The Assessment CyberGuide for Learning Goals and Outcomes (PDF, 1.2MB)
    This guide serves as a companion resource for implementing the APA Guidelines for the Undergraduate Major in Psychology. These resources should aid psychology departments and their faculty to design the most appropriate and effective assessment plans.
  • The Canadian Psychiatric Association this comprehensive publication in 2009.
  • Psychology Teachers Network (PTN) Newsletter
    Articles on research or topics of special interest to teachers of psychology appear in each issue.

Directory of Internship & Postdoctoral Programs

The online Directory of Internship and Postdoctoral Programs in Professional Psychology published by the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) is a great resource for those looking to gain experience.

The APPIC Directory lists internship and postdoctoral programs in the United States and Canada. There are a large number of parameters to choose from when conducting using this directory, including HIV/AIDS specialty opportunities. You may select any combination of parameters. Unless otherwise indicated, results will include only those programs that meet search criteria.

The APA Education Directorate has a variety of resources available for your convenience.