Fundamentals of HIV Prevention Counseling Workshop 1071573 January 26, 2018, Whitesburg
 Course ID: 1071573
 Format: On-Site - Classroom course or workshop (Live Event)
 Clinical / Non-Clinical: Non Clinical
 Course Number: 7-0038-01-2018-1265
 Cost (US$): 0.00
 Credit Type(s): 8.7 Contact Hours
 Certificate: TRAIN Certificate of Attendance, Contact Hours Joy
Course Description:

Course Title: Fundamentals of HIV Prevention Counseling 1071573 January 26, 2018  Whitesburg

Course Duration:1 day

Course Description:

This one-day workshop is the final component to the "Fundamentals of HIV Prevention Counseling" training required of HIV testers in Kentucky. Before attending this workshop, participants must have successfully completed EACH of these online modules:

The workshop component prepares participants to deliver HIV prevention counseling skills and strategies. Emphasis is on CDC’s six-steps to basic counseling skills and concepts with several opportunities to practice and receive feedback. Participants explore issues and protocols for HIV testing, including HIV test-result giving and referrals for services and DIS partner elicitation. Individual counselor performance assessments and pre and post course knowledge tests are used as measurement tools.

The Maximum Class Size is 15 students.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • Follow six steps to conducting an HIV prevention counseling session
  • Practice key HIV counseling skills and concepts.


Pamela Brant, Buffalo Trace District Health Department
Beverly Brockman, Lake Cumberland District Health Department
Greg Corby-Lee, Kentucky Department of Public Health
Erin Crace, Ashland-Boyd County Health Department
Matthew Darling, Louisville-Metro Public Health and Wellness
Barbara Davis, Bluegrass Care Clinic
Tonya Dixon, Matthew 25 AIDS Services
Mary Edinger, Bluegrass Care Clinic 
Robert Ford, Northern Kentucky Independent District Health Department
Denese Fulton, Buffalo Trace District Health Department
Sheree Gilbert, Heartland Cares
Telly Harris, Kentucky Department of Public Health
Juliana McGuinn, North Central Area Health Education Center
Beverly Mitchell, Kentucky Department of Public Health
Shannette Owens, University of Louisville 550 Clinic
Lori Turner, Lake Cumberland District Health Department
Tere-Sea White, Barren River District Health Department
Shannan White, Volunteers of America Midstates


Greg Corby-Lee, Kentucky Department of Public Health


It is required that a person be successful in completing four prerequisite courses on TRAIN:


Fee Information:

This training event is free to health care providers. Preference will be given to staff from agencies in contract/memorandum with the HIV/AIDS Branch and to health department.

Date & Location:




Street Address 


8:15 AM - 5:15 PM ET

Letcher County Health Department

Room: Training Room

115 East Main Street
Whitesburg, KY 41858

Agenda (Whitesburg is Eastern Time Zone):
Fundamentals of HIV Prevention Counseling - Workshop Component

8:15 AM Training Goal and Objectives

8:17 AM Trainer Introductions

8:18 AM Participant Introductions

8:23 AM Training Logistics and Ground Rules

8:26 AM Definition of HIV Prevention Counseling

8:27 AM Counseling Concepts Review

8:32 AM Basic Counseling Skills Review

8:37 AM Review of the Six-Step HIV Prevention Counseling Protocol

8:40 AM Step 1: Introduce and Orient the Client to the Session

8:42 AM Step 2: Identify Risk Behaviors and Circumstances

8:47 AM Step 3: Identify Safer Goal Behaviors

8:52 AM Trainer Demonstration: Steps 1–3

9:04 AM Review of Giving and Receiving Feedback

9:08 AM Participant Practice and Feedback: Role Play Steps 1–3


9:45 AM "What do you see?" (Skills Based Case Management model)

9:55 AM Step 4: Develop a Client-Focused Action Plan

10:00 AM Trainer Demonstration: Step 4

10:06 AM Participant Practice and Feedback: Step 4

10:21 AM Step 5: Make Referrals and Provide Support (include ARTAS)

10:29 AM Step 6: Summarize and Close the Counseling Session

10:32 AM Review of Six Steps and Incorporating Testing

10:35 AM Rapid HIV Testing Training

11:05 AM Review HIV Test Results - Interpreting and Giving Results

11:15 AM Giving a Reactive Test Result Exercise

11:30 AM Trainer Demonstration: Giving a Reactive Test Result

11:38 AM Trainer Demonstration: Putting It All Together

12:05 PM LUNCH (on your own)

1:05 PM Introduction to Participants' Practice Sessions

1:10 PM Role Play Exercise and Processing: Round One

1:40 PM Role Play Exercise and Processing: Round Two

2:10 PM Role Play Exercise and Processing: Round Three

2:40 PM Completing HIV Test Forms & Reporting Cases


3:10 PM Looking at Judgment Activity

3:30 PM Role Play Exercise and Processing: Round Four

4:00 PM Role Play Exercise and Processing: Round Five

4:30 PM Role Play Exercise and Processing: Round Six

5:00 PM Closing Activities

5:15 PM Adjourn

Planning Committee Members:

Joy Hoskins, RN, BSN, BA, Director of Nursing
Greg Corby-Lee - HIV/AIDS Continuing Education Director

Nursing Continuing Education Information:
The Kentucky Department for Public Health is a KBN continuing education provider.  This course has been approved for 8.7 nursing contact hours, KBN Provider #07-0038-01-2018-1265.

Disclaimer Statement:  The Kentucky Board of Nursing approval of an individual continuing education provider does not constitute endorsement of program content.

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Original Posting Date: 11/28/17

Subject Area(s):
Prevention / Promotion
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Substance Abuse (Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drugs)
Family Planning / Reproductive Health
Educators / Trainers
Social Workers
Substance Abuse Professionals
Communicable Disease Staff
Public Health
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Course Level: Intermediate
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals:
Registration Required Outside of TRAIN: no
Registration Restrictions:
Sponsor: Kentucky DPH HIV/AIDS
Accreditations: none
Special Notes: To register for this day-long workshop, you MUST have already completed ALL of the following TRAIN modules: HIV/AIDS Professional Education in KY....Making It Count - Online Module - 1021131 Fundamentals of HIV Prevention Counseling – Preparatory Web-Based Self-Study 1054132 Kentucky SURE CHECK Rapid HIV Test Training Web-Based Training 1052459 Optional (for sites doing "Rapid-Rapid" testing: Kentucky OraQuick Rapid HIV Test Training Web-Based Training 1052460
Course Contacts
Name: Greg Corby-Lee
Phone: 502-564-6539
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