The New HIV: Clinical Implications and Ethical Practice for the 21st Century

June 18, 2013          8:30 am – 4:30 pm  

1050 Connecticut Ave NW

10th Floor

Washington, DC 20036

An HIV diagnosis is no longer the death sentence it used to be.  Medical advances have transformed being HIV Positive from terminal crisis to chronic illness.  In this 6 credit workshop,* we will uncover the clinical and ethical issues that arise as mental health clinicians help those affected by HIV to move beyond survival into thriving.

*Workshop includes 3 Ethics Credits and is approved for Social Workers and MFTs; fulfills DC Social Work Board HIV requirements.

Learning Objectives

  • Increase awareness of current trends in HIV/AIDS diagnosis and care
  • Identify clinical issues commonly associated with HIV/AIDS
  • Establish best practices for mental health clinicians working with clients affected by HIV/AIDS
  • Understand common ethical dilemmas that arise in the treatment of clients affected by HIV/AIDS

Cost  $130


Published by Envision-ings

Aziza E. Jones is a licensed clinical social worker with 10 years of experience working in elite medical institutions, community based mental health and Military communities in the United States and abroad. Her work in Europe and Asia has had a profound impact on how she views herself and the role she plays in both her local and global community. She is passionate about improving the lives of individuals and communities as they journey towards wholeness and well-being while striving to secure social justice. Ms. Jones is a highly skilled mental health clinician, an innovative thought leader in understanding cultural competence as it relates to mental health, and an educator of new and established mental health service providers. She holds a MSW degree from the premier Smith College School for Social Work and has been recognized by the Smith College Executive Standing Committee for originality and exploring new perspectives in Clinical Social Work research with her Master's Thesis entitled, Humor as Resilience: African-American Stand-up Comedy and Collective Identity. Aziza is a native of Maryland and was reared in the suburbs of Washington, DC.

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