HIV+ Patients and Substance Use Disorders – How to Provide Excellent Care

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Date: May 24, 2023

Time: 1:00 PM—2:30 PM ET

Format: Webinar

Cost: FREE

Contact Hours: 1.25 (Certificate of Attendance and Social Work/Counseling CEUs provided by the DBH Training Institute)

Target Audience: Prevention Professionals



Medical and behavioral health professionals who work with HIV+ patients are in a unique position to help these patients reduce harm from substance use, but often feel at a loss how to do so effectively, in a limited amount of time, and without conveying judgement. HIV+ patients, meanwhile, may face stigma from health professionals, and may not relate to a singular focus on treatment programs. This presentation will improve the ability of primary care and specialty health professionals to screen for substance use disorders (SUDs) and perform a four-step brief intervention model that enhances the motivation of patients to reduce their risk of harm. As a result, clinicians will be better able to help these patients forge their own pathway to recovery.



At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe how SUDs impact HIV+ patients
  2. Demonstrate how to use a brief screening tool that identifies possible SUDs
  3. Demonstrate how to perform a four-step brief intervention that enhances the motivation of HIV+ patients to reduce harm from substance use
  4. Explain how principles of harm reduction can help mitigate provider stigma



Jim Winkle headshotJim Winkle, MPH, has trained hundreds of behavioral health professionals how to address substance use with clients and patients. As the creator behind the SBIRT Oregon website, Jim has designed screening forms, clinic tools and training videos used by professionals across the country.                                                                

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In order to be eligible for the the contact hours/certificate of attendance, you must join the live webinar in Zoom.

If you are having issues accessing the room/application at the time of the event: Please email [email protected] at the start of the webinar so that we can assist you.



If you are in need of any special accommodations, please notify the Central East PTTC Webinar Team three weeks in advance of the event, or as soon as possible, by emailing [email protected].

Starts: May. 24, 2023 1:00 pm
Ends: May. 24, 2023 2:30 pm
Registration Deadline
May 22, 2023
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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