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Group Facilitation Skills for STD/HIV Prevention Interventions
(2 days)

This two-day training will help to increase providers' confidence, knowledge and practice skills in facilitating groups, such as the Centers for Disease Control's evidence based behavioral intervention "VOICES/VOCES."  This course has been approved for OASAS credit.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Increase their understanding of group process and how it influences behavior change;
  • Identify qualities of an effective group facilitator;
  • Increase skills in facilitating STD/HIV prevention intervention groups;
  • Identify strategies for handling group problems;  
  • Increase awareness of the importance of training, supporting and evaluating group facilitators; and
  • Identify possible solutions for recruitment, retention and incentives.

Prerequisite: None

Audience: Group facilitators, counselors, health educators, peer educators, health care professionals and other public health prevention providers who conduct group level STD/HIV prevention interventions.


Registration for all courses sponsored by the New York State Department of Health Aids Institute is done at http://www.hivtrainingny.org/.  Please visit that site to search the statewide calendar and reserve your place in this course.

CASAC Section 2: 13.0 hours
CPP Section 4: 13.0 hours

OASAS: Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services
CASAC: Credentialed Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counselor
CPP: Credentialed Prevention Professional 
CPS: Credentialed Prevention Specialist
Apr 26-27, 2017 Rochester, NY $0.00 Class Information
Motivational Interviewing
(1 day)

This one-day training is designed for non-clinical providers working with clients presenting with high risk behaviors and/or those who are HIV positive. This course will provide an overview of the Motivational Interviewing approach and its value as a client-centered directive intervention. The course focuses on helping providers address client ambivalence and the use of tools to help clients move towards less risky behaviors and change.


As a result of this training, participants will be able to:


  • Review general principles of Motivational Interviewing;
  • Engage clients more effectively during service delivery;
  • Apply motivational interviewing techniques and practice skills;
  • Respond more effectively to client resistance and reluctance; and
  • Identify client’s stage(s) of change and apply appropriate motivational techniques.


Prerequisite: It is strongly recommended that participants have previous knowledge of basic HIV/AIDS information and harm reduction.


Audience: Any health or human services provider or Peer Worker


Continuing Education Credits: This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification

If you have any questions regarding this course, please contact Cynthia Thomas via email or by phone at (585) 753-5382 or cynthiathomas@monroecounty.gov.

May 16, 2017 Rochester, NY $0.00 Class Information
Webinar-Role of Non-Clinicians in Promoting PrEP
(1 day)

Pre-exposure prophylaxis is an important addition to the HIV prevention toolbox, especially for individuals at highest risk of acquiring HIV. This 2-hour webinar will prepare non-clinical health and human services providers to educate their communities about PrEP, work with clinical providers to expand access to PrEP and provide support to clients who are taking PrEP.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Deliver culturally relevant educational messages about PrEP to clients who may benefit from this intervention;
  • Discuss the efficacy of PrEP in terms that clients can understand;
  • Refer clients to a host of NYS, NYC, national and local resources regarding PrEP including the PrEP/PEP Voluntary Provider Directory;
  • Identify resources to assist clients with reimbursement for PrEP medication, medical appointments, HIV/STD testing and other prevention tools such as condoms, sterile syringes, etc.;
  • Integrate messages about PrEP into HIV/STD testing and other prevention services offered by the organization;
  • Assist clients on PrEP with behavioral counseling and support daily adherence to the medication;

Partner with local providers that prescribe PrEP to promote easy access to PrEP

Target Audience

The principle target audience is non-clinical health and human services staff who:

  • are involved in offering HIV testing, harm reduction counseling, prevention services, community outreach or adherence support
  • work with individuals at high risk for HIV who have an opportunity to provide education or support regarding PrEP
  • who work in clinical settings who may have an opportunity to provide education or support around PrEP
  • Peer Workers who work with people at risk with HIV and STDs


Participants should have prior basic training on HIV and STDs.

May 18, 2017 Rochester, NY $0.00 Class Information
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