By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Explain five steps a caregiver can take in order to be supportive.
-Explain four basic strategies for decreasing depression regarding an HIV positive client.
-Explain five techniques for controlling negative thoughts.
-Explain four steps caregivers providing can take to help a client with AIDS dementia complex.
-Explain steps caregivers can take with an HIV positive friend or family member to prevent suicide.
-Explain four steps caregivers can take if their HIV positive friend or family member has a substance abuse problem.
-Explain three techniques that caregivers can use for providing care during the last weeks of life.
-Explain eight points of difference between preparatory grief and depression.
-Explain five barriers to female caregivers attending support groups.
-Explain why caregivers of AIDS patients may experience more negative symptoms than caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients
-Explain three statements that indicate suicidality caregivers might be aware of.
-Explain four factors a caregiver needs for sustaining a relationship with an HIV positive person.
"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."