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Couples Of Mixed Hiv Status: Clinical Issues And Interventions

Author: Nancy L. Beckerman

Course Created: 2005

Practice Level: Intermediate

Book Required Duration: 7 hours
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Course Summary

Couples Of Mixed Hiv Status: Clinical Issues And Interventions deals with therapy for couples impacted by HIV. The author describes several theoretical frameworks which have proven effective for this population and demonstrates their efficacy using clinical vignettes. Topics covered include disclosure, fear of HIV transmission, shifts in emotional intimacy, betrayal and uncertainty.

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Course Syllabus

  1. Introduction
    Key Emotional Issues
    Introduction to Research Study
  2. Literature Review
    Historical Context of HIV/AIDS and Couples
    Empirical Research on Serodiscordant Couples
  3. Theoretical Framework
    Common Theoretical Frameworks in Couple Therapy
    Medical Family Therapy
    EFCT and Couples Affected by HIV/AIDS
    Integrative Couple Therapy with Couples Affected by HIV/AIDS
  4. Methodology
  5. Introduction to the Findings
  6. Fear of HIV Transmission
  7. Shifts in Emotional Intimacy
  8. Impact of Uncertainty
  9. Disclosure Issues
  10. Issues of Mistrust and Betrayal
  11. HIV and Family Planning
  12. Learning Objectives

    • Explain the theoretical framework for treatment of mixed HIV status couples.
    • Describe shifts in emotional intimacy for mixed HIV status couples.
    • Explain disclosure issues for mixed HIV status couples.
    • Describe issues of betrayal and uncertainty for mixed HIV status couples.
    • Explain the fear of HIV transmission for mixed HIV status couples.


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