Date(s) - 03/07/2016 - 03/11/2016
9:00 am - 4:30 am
Peoria Public Library
Successful completion of the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) HIV Prevention Counseling and Testing home study and the Forms Training. Please contact Sandra Douglas by email at Sandra.Douglas@illinois.gov or call 217 524-5983 for a copy of the home study guide and test.
This is a five day course for new counselors who will be providing HIV prevention counseling and testing. The course includes HIV prevention counseling protocol, concepts and skills for effective client-centered counseling, client coaching for partner notification, and partner counseling and referral, as well as training on the use of rapid testing devices and confirmatory specimen collection. There is also a focus on Partner Services.
Counselors must complete and pass both a written test and Counseling Patient Simulation Assessment in order to receive a counselor number and provide HIV prevention counseling and testing at publicly funded testing sites.