Behavioral Health : Counselor: Sexually Transmitted Infections: A Primer for Helping Professionals
29.95
Online
Elective
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Social Workers and Psychologists: 3 Hours
Professional Counselors: 3 Hours


About the Course
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are currently more than 110 million cases of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the United States. Some are curable with proper medical treatment; however, many are not. Symptoms vary by infection, and many STIs are asymptomatic. If left untreated, many STIs can develop into more serious health concerns, including certain types of cancer, severe reproductive health complications, infertility, and even death.
 

Because of the prevalence of STIs across populations, human service and mental healthcare professionals in the course of their work are likely to encounter many people living with STIs. This basic-level course provides human service and mental health clinicians with information about STIs and a framework for working with clients suspected of having an STI. The course explains the sexual health assessment, the biopsychosocial components of prevention, and ways to sensitively and successfully discuss STIs with clients. Case vignettes illustrate how human service and mental healthcare professionals can aid in STI education and prevention.
 

Social Workers completing this course receive 3 general social work continuing education credits. 
 

Psychologists will receive 3 CE credits upon successfully completing this course. 
 

Learning Objectives
  • Define terms related to sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
  • Differentiate myths from facts related to STIs.
  • Recognize the elements of STI prevention, including assessment, screening recommendations, transmission prevention methods, partner notification, and counseling and education.
  • Describe considerations for clinicians who work with clients who have STIs.
  • Identify types of STIs and risk factors, causative agents, signs and symptoms, and treatment of common infections.
About the Author

Elizabeth B. Russell, PhD, LCSW, is currently an assistant professor in the Department of the Social Work at Nazareth College in Rochester, NY, where she teaches courses on mental health practice and research. She received a PhD in education from the University of Rochester (her doctoral dissertation concerned mental health practitioners working in the area of sexual health), a master's degree in social work from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a bachelor of science degree in human development and family studies from Cornell University. 

How to Receive Credit

  • Read the entire course online or in print.
  • Answer the final examination questions at the end of the course. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Disclosures
Resolution of Conflict of Interest

Elite implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Elite not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
©2019: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Elite Professional Education, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Elite Professional Education, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Elite Professional Education, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.

 

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Sexually Transmitted Infections: A Primer for Helping Professionals

29.95
Social Workers and Psychologists: 3 Hours
Professional Counselors: 3 Hours


About the Course
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are currently more than 110 million cases of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the United States. Some are curable with proper medical treatment; however, many are not. Symptoms vary by infection, and many STIs are asymptomatic. If left untreated, many STIs can develop into more serious health concerns, including certain types of cancer, severe reproductive health complications, infertility, and even death.
 

Because of the prevalence of STIs across populations, human service and mental healthcare professionals in the course of their work are likely to encounter many people living with STIs. This basic-level course provides human service and mental health clinicians with information about STIs and a framework for working with clients suspected of having an STI. The course explains the sexual health assessment, the biopsychosocial components of prevention, and ways to sensitively and successfully discuss STIs with clients. Case vignettes illustrate how human service and mental healthcare professionals can aid in STI education and prevention.
 

Social Workers completing this course receive 3 general social work continuing education credits. 
 

Psychologists will receive 3 CE credits upon successfully completing this course. 
 

Learning Objectives
  • Define terms related to sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
  • Differentiate myths from facts related to STIs.
  • Recognize the elements of STI prevention, including assessment, screening recommendations, transmission prevention methods, partner notification, and counseling and education.
  • Describe considerations for clinicians who work with clients who have STIs.
  • Identify types of STIs and risk factors, causative agents, signs and symptoms, and treatment of common infections.
About the Author

Elizabeth B. Russell, PhD, LCSW, is currently an assistant professor in the Department of the Social Work at Nazareth College in Rochester, NY, where she teaches courses on mental health practice and research. She received a PhD in education from the University of Rochester (her doctoral dissertation concerned mental health practitioners working in the area of sexual health), a master's degree in social work from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a bachelor of science degree in human development and family studies from Cornell University. 

How to Receive Credit

  • Read the entire course online or in print.
  • Answer the final examination questions at the end of the course. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Disclosures
Resolution of Conflict of Interest

Elite implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Elite not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
©2019: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Elite Professional Education, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Elite Professional Education, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Elite Professional Education, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.