HIV and Addiction Training-Nashville

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Goodwill Career Solution Center

937 Herman Street

Room 121

Nashville, TN 37208

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HIV and Addiction Training

Presented by: Mary Hawkins and other panelist

Course Description:

This introduction to HIV training will include information on treatment, self-awareness, an overview of Rapid Testing, safety first and first person speaker, and discussion about HIV, mental health and substance use.


By the end of the training participants will be able to:

  • Learn the history and basic facts of HIV which will include treatment options
  • Be able to identify ways that personal belief/judgment as a counselor might interfere with effective HIV prevention work
  • Understand how an OraSure rapid HIV testing is administered

An HIV positive staff member will speak from a first person perspective and discuss their targeted program population.

The Mental Health & Addition Counselor will discuss the mental health needs of our HIV positive clients.

About the Presenter:

Mary Hawkins moved from Louisiana to Tennessee in 1997 for her career with General Motors. Mary’s automotive background ranged from production and service parts purchasing, packaging engineering and quality control. In 2009 she joined Nashville CARES, the largest service provider for people living with HIV/AIDS in Tennessee where she currently holds the position of Prevention & Training Manager. Mary is a CDC certified master trainer for Fundamentals in HIV Counseling and Testing since 2010. She received her MBA from Baker College in 2000 and her BA in Business Management from Southern University in 1996. Mary has a passion for educating the community about the facts and myths related to HIV/AIDS and encouraging annual HIV testing.

Training FAQ:

Q - How do I get my certificate?
A - ONLY names entered into eventbrite will have a certificate ready upon completion.

Q - How many Contact Hours will I get?
A - 6 contact hours

Q - Who has approved this training?

Q - Is lunch Provided?
A - Yes, it's included in the price of the training

Q - What should I bring?
A - Bring identification,sweater, coat, shawl and a jacket

Q - Are there handouts available?
A - Yes, they will be given out at the training

Q - Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
A - It is helpful for check-in, but we can check you in without it.

NAADAC Accreditation:

This course has been approved by TAADAS, as a NAADAC approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #91749,TAADAS, is responsible for all aspects of their programming


NAADAC Counselor Skill Groups Targeted:

Clinical Intake and Screening, Counseling Services, Case management, Treatment plan, Discharge, Continuing Care and Professional Development


Refunds will be issued through Eventbrite to anyone requesting a refund prior to the training. Anyone requesting a refund after the training will be issued a credit to be used for another training.

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