Understanding HIV and Patients with HIV

Janet Osherow, MSW, LICSW

June 8, 2013, 1PM - 4:15PM




Janet Osherow MSW, LICSW has over 20 years' experience working with the HIV/AIDS population. Ms. Osherow helped a college friend start a national camping and care program for children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in 1993. The program quickly expanded its mission to include a national HIV/AIDS education and awareness program, which brought HIV education to middle schools, high schools and universities across the country.


Ms. Osherow is currently the Family Services Coordinator for the Pediatric/Adolescent HIV program at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital and has recently collaborated on three articles for publication in Pediatrics, Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services and Journal of Maternal and Child Health.

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 This conference provides basic HIV knowledge to therapists. It introduces the demographics and challenges of working with this unique population. The presenter will discuss barriers


as well as techniques to break through these barriers, which should result in increased therapeutic support and success in client outcomes.


Participants will increase their knowledge of HIV transmission and have increased awareness of the additional stressors many in DC are living with in addition to their HIV status. The progam combines lecture, group participation, video and case study discussion.


Program Outline

  • HIV 101
  • DC Statistics
  • How has treatment changed
  • Barriers to adherence
  • Stigma/ Disclosure
  • A look at DC HIV/AIDS Caseload Resources


(Questions encouraged throughout the program. The speaker would like this to be a completely open forum where participants are able to ask the toughest questions.) 
Learning Objectives
  • Name the modes of HIV Transmission
  • Identify three new resources for people living with HIV/AIDS
  • Be able to identify at least 2 barriers to medication adherence
CE/CME Award
3 CE/CME credits
Location and Time
Washington School of Psychiatry,
5028 Wisconsin Ave NW, Ste. 400,
Washington, DC 20016
Saturday, June 8, 2013, 1-4:15PM
$60 Current WSP members
$30 Current graduate students
To Register Online
If you have questions about registration, call the School at 202-237-2700 or email lhead@wspdc.org
Cancelations and Refunds
Refunds will be made for cancellations received at the School office in writing at least 10 days before the conference date and are subject to a non-refundable administrative fee of $50.

Continuing Education

The Washington School of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to provide continuing education for psychologists. The Washington School maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The School is approved by the Social Work Board of the State of Maryland as a provider of continuing education for social workers in DC, MD, VA and WV. The School is a National Board of Certified Counselors-Approved Continuing Education Provider and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The School solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. The School is accredited by MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society of Maryland to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The School designates this conference for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category I Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Commercial Support and the Unlabeled use of a commercial product

No member of the planning committee and no member of the faculty for this event have a financial interest or other relationship with any commercial product(s) discussed in this educational presentation.

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