HIV Prevention and Mental Health
Quality client care begins with professionals who are well trained
The AHP Training Program is integral to AHP’s goal of transforming research and experience into continuing education for HIV service providers. AHP created its first trainings in 1985 and 1986 after developing the first HIV counseling and testing protocol in the world. Since that time, AHP has become the largest provider of counseling and testing training in California and is a leader in HIV-related trainings for social service providers working on the front lines of the epidemic.
AHP trainings are guided by adult education principles. They are designed to be interactive, challenging, and thought-provoking. They focus on building knowledge, insight, and practical counseling skills. And they incorporate didactic components and experiential exercises that encourage providers to examine their own values and beliefs on a range of issues such as sexuality, sexual behavior and the meaning of sex, partner relations, grief and loss, substance use, and HIV stigma. The trainings also examine the role of contextual issues such as race, poverty, and sexual orientation on behavior, and the challenges of disclosing HIV status.
Currently, AHP provides:
HIV Counseling and Testing Training
California Office of AIDS-mandated certification trainings for all HIV test counselors working in OA-funded test sites, including rapid test training and both live and online trainings.
Trainings for Providers Funded by SF Community Behavioral
A four-course training program designed to improve the HIV knowledge and skills of peer counselors working in drug treatment services in San Francisco.
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Training Programs Not Currently Offered
Outreach Worker and Outreach Supervisor Trainings
Not currently offered. A training program for outreach workers and their supervisors.
Risk Reduction Counseling Training
Not currently offered. A training program for risk reduction counselors.