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Penn Mental Health HIV/AIDS Research Center Community Advisory Board (PMHARC CAB)

Mission Statement


The Mission of the Community Advisory Board (CAB) of the Penn Mental Health AIDS Research Center (PMHARC) is to promote the mental health of people living with HIV infection and AIDS through research, evidence based treatments, and education. The CAB will foster communications and partnerships among affected individuals, advocacy and provider organizations and researchers, and will help guide the PMHARC research agenda.

 

 

 

Connecting the Dots III: Understanding the Intersection of HIV and Mental Health

Friday November 22, 2019

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

 

 

Location

Community Behavioral Health

801 Market Street, 11th floor

Philadelphia, PA 19107

 

 

 

Abstract:

The symposium is designed for “front line workers” in the mental health field. This symposium will increase their knowledge of HIV and discuss the significant impact HIV has on behavioral health.  The symposium will begin with an introduction by Lana Watkins, who is Chair of the Penn Mental Health AIDS Research Center’s (PMHARC) Community Advisory Board (CAB).  Dr. Dwight Evans, Director of PMHARC, will present an overview of PMHARC and Joan Erney from Community Behavioral Health in Philadelphia will provide some brief remarks. Dr. Andrew Tatarsky of the Center for Optimal Living in New York City, the keynote speaker, will provide a comprehensive framework for conceptualizing problematic substance use and other risky and addictive behaviors from a biopsychosocial perspective and addressing them from an integrative harm reduction approach. This one-day symposium will also consist of two panel discussions and three workshops.  There will be a panel discussion on Sex, Stigma and Shame, which will identify psychosocial experiences of HIV-related stigma among people living with HIV in Philadelphia, examine the influence of mental health and HIV acquisition on the House and Ball Community, the importance of gender affirming care in improving treatment adherence, and a presentation on how the integration of a sexuality awareness framework is pivotal to ensuring complete and total inclusivity. Another panel will focus on the topic of Harm Reduction including a discussion of a micro and macro approach to harm reduction, a presentation from a police-assisted division program, a housing first program model, and another on medication-assisted treatment. There will be three workshops and participants will choose which workshop they would like to attend.  One workshop will be on the broad applicability of motivational interviewing, a second will be a Narcan training with certification, and a third will address easing the burdens faced by women and girls including a discussion about period poverty.

ACCO Medical Case Manager and Supervisor Credits Available

Target Audience

This symposium, specifically designed for “front line workers” (psychologists, counselors, social workers, case managers, nurses, crisis workers, peer support, and other helpers), will increase your knowledge of HIV and explain the significant impact HIV has on behavioral health.

The event is wheelchair accessible

 

 

Objectives:

This symposium is designed to help you:

  1. Recognize how HIV impacts mental health and how mental health impacts HIV

  2. Explain a biopsychosocial perspective of addressing problematic substance use and other risky and addictive behaviors

  3. Describe the Integrative Harm Reduction Approach

  4. Demonstrate how HIV and other medical conditions can be integrated into behavioral health care

  5. Describe intersectional theory and how the integration of a sexuality awareness framework is pivotal to ensuring complete and total inclusivity

  6. Recognize how gender affirming care affects treatment adherence

  7. Identify psychosocial experiences of HIV-related stigma among people living with HIV in Philadelphia

  8. Describe a police-assisted diversion program

  9. Describe the housing first model

  10. Explain micro and macro models of harm reduction

  11. Identify the challenges that face HIV+ individuals with mental illness and substance use disorders

  12. List the types of medication-assisted treatments for opioid use disorders

 

Cost: Free, lunch provided

 

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