PrEP and the Role of Clinicians in Private Practice

Presenter: Michael Tyler Ramos, MSW, LSW

Date: Sunday, December 13, 2015 | 2 CEs

Time: 10 am – 12 pm
(Please arrive at 9:30 am for light breakfast, socialization & registration.)

Location: Doylestown, PA


Approximately 50,000 Americans are newly infected with HIV every year. In Philadelphia, 50% of new infections were among men who have sex with men, while 40% were within the heterosexual community. 79% of these infections were men. When broken down by race, 10% were white, 74% African American, and 12% Hispanic/Latino. Untreated or undiagnosed mental illness may increase an individual’s risk for HIV acquisition. PrEP, or Pre Exposure Prophylaxis is a proven HIV intervention that has shown to protect individuals from acquiring HIV, irrespective of their risk.

Clinical Objectives:

  1. Describe PrEP and how it works
  2. The use of motivational interviewing and harm reduction psychotherapy to assess readiness and adherence to PrEP
  3. Discuss ways clinicians in private practice could integrate PrEP dialogue into sessions
  4. Discuss how clinicians in private practice could screen and identify patients who may benefit from PrEP
  5. Identify ways clinicians could support individuals already on PrEP.

Objectives will be met through didactic segments, interactive discourse, and an in-depth case discussion.

About the Presenter:
Michael Tyler Ramos is a Licensed Social Worker and Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug counselor. He obtained his Masters degree from New York University and has completed postgraduate work at Bryn Mawr College. He is currently completing EMDR training and will soon be certified as an EMDR therapist. He is bilingual in Spanish. Prior to his relocation to the Philadelphia area, he was the Program Manager for the Men’s Sexual Health Project that focused on clinical care for gay and bi-sexual men. He is currently affiliated with the Walnut Psychotherapy Center and provides in-home therapy for Autistic children and adolescents in South Jersey.

Cancellation Policy:
PSCSW Members: There is a $5 non refundable administrative fee for any cancellation up to 48 hours prior to this program.
Non Members: There is a $10 non refundable administrative fee for any cancellation up to 48 hours prior to this program.

No refund will be issued if less than 48 hours notice is given for this program.

This program is presented and hosted by PSCSW members. Both the presenter and host put a lot of time and preparation to make sure that attendees are receiving a wonderful program and feel welcome at the program. Just as in your professional life when someone cancels last minute, it has an impact on you. Please be cognizant of this when you register for this program.

Continuing Education Credits: 

For Pennsylvania Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors: This program is approved for credits for professional workshops sponsored by the Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work, a state affiliate of the Clinical Social Work Association listed in Section 47.36 of Title 49, Chapter 47 of the PA Code, State Board of Social Work Examiners. This program is also approved for credits for professional workshops for marriage & family therapists (Section 48.36) and professional counselors (Section 49.36).

For New Jersey Social Workers:  This program is approved for credits.  Programs or courses approved by boards that license social work practice in other states are a valid source of continuing education credit (N.J.A.C. 13:44G-6.4(c)10).

PSCSW Members: Please login to register and see discounted member pricing for this event. 

  • December 13, 2015
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm