Training Class Details
Class Title: BBS- HIV/AIDS: Understanding Risk, Prevention, Symptoms, Interventions and Resources in Work with System Involved Youth and Families- 7 CAMFT & RN CE Credits
Class Date: Thursday, August 10, 2023
Class Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Availability: Employees and Eligible Participants
Available spaces: 3
Class Location: Webinar - refer to the class description section for more information about how to participate.
[ Online ]
[ Online ], CA 94618
Class Trainers: Rachel Michaelsen
Class Description:

HIV/AIDS: Understanding Risk, Prevention, Symptoms, Interventions and Resources in Work with System Involved Youth and Families- 7 CAMFT & RN CE Credits


Training Summary:

According to the CDC, in 2018 21% of new HIV diagnoses in the US and dependent areas were among youth. In order to help prevent HIV infection in system involved youth, providers need to understand risk factors, prevention strategies and how to teach this information to their clients. Providers need to understand the psychosocial issues and how to support HIV+ system involved youth and their families. In this class we will focus on prevention, signs and symptoms, testing, stages of infection, legal issues, social and cultural issues, preparing youth for loss of a parent from HIV, mental health issues and resources. This course meets the pre-licensure requirements for HIV/AIDS 7 hours, for individuals applying for a license with the Board of Behavioral Sciences. 


Course Objectives:

Participants will be able to: 

·      List at least 3 strategies for preventing HIV infection. 

·      Identify at least 4 signs or symptoms of HIV infection.

·      Describe the 3 stages of HIV infection.

·      Explain when and where to get HIV testing.

·      Elaborate on 2 social and 2 cultural issues related to HIV infection.

·      Describe how to prepare youth for the loss of a parent to HIV.

·      Identify at least 3 mental health issues related to having or knowing someone with HIV.

·       Find and utilize HIV resources.


Trainer Bio:

Rachel Michaelsen, LCSW, is a clinical social worker who has worked in HMOs, public agencies, and private practice as both a mental-health provider and a supervisor for over thirty years. She has taught courses in diagnoses, clinical supervision, suicide, HIV, human sexuality, law and ethics, childhood psychopathology, time management, vicarious traumatization and energy psychology at universities, conferences, and mental-health agencies.? She has a private psychotherapy practice and is also the immediate past Chair of the Humanitarian Committee for the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology.



You must work with dependent (foster& probation) youth in Alameda, Contra Costa, Solano, San Francisco or Monterey Counties in order to attend our trainings. Trainings are free for those eligible to attend.



Course meets the qualifications for 7 continuing education credits for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Seneca Family of Agencies is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. Seneca Family of Agencies maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. Provided by Seneca Family of Agencies, Provider #135057.  

We are unable to provide certificates of completion if more than 15 minutes of each course content is missed.



• You must sign IN & OUT before you leave. 

• You must fully complete SENECA CAMFT evaluations, before leaving your training, with your full name legibly written.



Completion Certificates can be obtained by emailing:



All registered participants must cancel 48 hours in advance, if no longer

able to attend. Cancellation can be done electronically through

registration confirmation email or by calling:

Seneca Family of Agencies - Training Department at (510) 654-4004


Seneca Institute for Advanced Practice

8945 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605

(510) 654-4004 x2244


In accordance with California Civil Code Section 54.1 any disabled person who may require accommodations (transportation) to participate in any trainings or events, please contact the Training Department at 510-654-4004 at least 5 days in advance of the event.

Trainings provided by Seneca Family of Agencies, in partnership with Chabot-Las Positas Community College District and the Counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, and Solano. Monterey training provided in partnership with Hartnell College and Monterey County. Funding provided through Title IV-E.