Maryland HIV and Mental Health


About the Course

This course is designed to help you:

  • Explain how the risk groups for HIV/AIDS today are different than they were 20 years ago.
  • Illustrate some complementary treatments that may benefit the individual with HIV.
  • Explain the role of outreach in client care and the types of barriers that prevent clients from keeping appointments or continuing to receive services.
  • Discuss the clinical assessment for clients triply diagnosed with HIV, a mental disorder, and a substance abuse disorder.
  • Apply questions that may be helpful in assessing the client's social supports, coping skills, medical care, and quality of life.
  • Evaluate the role of standardized measures in clinical assessment of the HIV client.
  • Analyze examples of common medical complications of HIV infection.

About the Author

Wade T. Lijewski, Ph.D.

Wade T. Lijewski, Ph.D., obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at Michigan State University and later went on to obtain his Master of Science degree in Psychology and Doctorate in Psychology with a major in Organizational Psychology through Walden University.  He has presented on his thesis and dissertation at multiple state and national child welfare conferences and has utilized this platform to initiate positive changes to the quality of foster parent training in Florida as well as retention efforts related to child welfare dependency case managers.  Dr. Lijewski also serves on the advisory board for the Florida Certification Board.

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