NACSW Online Continuing Education

Spiritually Sensitive Crisis Intervention With HIV-Infected and Affected Individuals
Length: 1.25 CEUs
Primary Audience:
  • Practitioners
  • Educators
  • Students
Practice Level(s):
  • Basic
  • Intermediate

Training Format: Audio-Based
Number of CE Hours: 1.25

Allison Tan, PhD 
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Course Outline

This training will explore the HIV epidemic in America and how it affects the work social workers will likely encounter with HIV-infected/affected clients. After reviewing the history of the HIV epidemic, this training will focus on crisis intervention work emphasizing the most common crises HIV-infected/affected individuals face. Using the available literature on crisis work with HIV-positive clients plus the facilitator's own practice experience, this training will cover the range of reactions and life experiences common to HIV-infected/affected individuals including the ways in which an HIV-positive diagnosis can impact his/her questions of religion and spirituality.


  • Direct Practice: Individuals, Couples, Families and Children
  • Direct Practice: Groups and Communities

Sample Content

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

1. Identify the most common points of crisis HIV-infected/affected clients will likely face in order to understand what social workers can do to intervene.

2. Articulate how these crises points may be impacted by the individuals' experience with and/or interest in religious and spiritual life.

3. Utilize �real world� vignettes to understand the nature of common HIV crisis intervention work.



Allison Tan is adjunct instructor of Social Work at both Loyola and Dominican Universities in the Chicago area. She earned her BSW from Taylor University, her MSSA/MSW from Case Western Reserve University and her Ph.D in Social Work at Loyola University. Dr. Tan has worked for over ten years in the field of HIV and AIDS. She began her HIV service in program administration, after which she worked as a Consultant for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago to help design and implement a new medical case management model citywide. Most recently Dr. Tan has been a free-lance Consultant to non-profit organizations offering technical assistance, training and grant development in areas including program design and evaluation, strategic planning, professional development and grant writing.

CE Accreditation Information

NACSW, provider #1078, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), phone: 800-225-6880, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program valid 1/27/18 – 1/27/21. NACSW maintains sole responsibility for the program. The North American Association of Christians in Social Work (NACSW) is also recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0479. Social Workers will receive 1.25 continuing education clock hour(s) for participating in this training. It is the responsibility of participants to contact their licensing boards to verify that this training, as a distance education session, meets their jurisdictional standards for continuing education credit and/or licensure renewal.

Requirements for Earning Continuing Education Contact Hours

Requirements to earn continuing education contact hours for home-study courses include: a) engaging with all the required materials provided by this training; b) completing and submitting an on-line evaluation of this session; c) receiving a grade of 80% or better on the “open-book” post-workshop quiz. Session participants who meet these three requirements will receive a continuing education contact hour certificate from NACSW on-line immediately following their completion of this course.

Registration Fee and Refunds

The registration fee covers engaging in all the required materials provided by the on-line training as well as costs associated with maintaining the website which supports the training materials, as well as CE certificate administration. Refunds, minus a $25 administrative fee, are available upon request within 15 days of purchasing/enrolling in a training. No refunds or exchanges are available once the training quiz has been opened.

Grievance Procedure

Any individual who has a complaint regarding any aspect of this training should communicate in writing to the executive director of NACSW within 30 days after having completed the training. The executive director will conduct a review and respond in writing within 30 days of receiving this complaint. For more information, contact the NACSW office at or 203-270-8780.

Request for Accommodations

Please contact NACSW at, or 203.270.8780 if you would like to request a special accommodation.


Because this is a home study training session, there is no direct contact and/or communication between the individual taking this training and the session speaker. Interactivity for this training consists of the interaction between a person registered for this training session and the materials and content offered in this session.

Contact Information

If you have questions pertaining to the content of the training (session content, outline, content level, continuing education contact hours, etc.), contact or 203.270.8780. You will receive a response within 24 hours. If you are in need of technical support, send an email to You will receive a response from the program's technical support manager within 8 hours, 7 days a week.