The TX/OK AETC is proud to host this FREE online educational training,

"Webcast: HIV & Substance Abuse"

presented by Phil Farmer, PhD.


Providers will review the challenges of working with HIV positive patients who abuse substances. Challenges include medication and appointment adherence; strategies to improve adherence will be discussed. Dr. Farmer will introduce the social work ‘Adherence Model’ and applications to use in the clinical setting. 


Webcast Details

Broadcasted LIVE: March 30, 2012

Participants were able to view the slides, hear audio through computer speakers.  Participants were also able to view interactions with the presenter, chat, and answer polling questions.



Session Recording

Were you unable to participate in the live session on March 30th?  Or would you like to review the material again?  Good news!  The webcast was recorded and you can access it here! 

Click on this link to access the training! 



Learning Objectives

  • Identify two adherence challenges when working with substance abusing HIV positive persons.
  • Identify two strategies for substance abusing HIV positive clients to improve adherence.
  • Identify one implication of substance abuse and mental health in the adherence model.



Speaker Information

Dr. Farmer currently serves as the Executive Director for Special Health Resources for Texas located in Longview, TX. He has worked for various entities including Rusk State Hospital where he worked as a Clinical Social Work Supervisor; Etoile ISD where he served as a District Social Worker; and Client Services Director for Health Horizons of East Texas.

He brings work experience training social work students at Steven F. Austin State University and Social Work Counseling. Dr. Farmer was selected as the 1998-1999 “Teacher of the Year” by the Student Social Work Association.

Dr. Farmer’s professional certifications include: Licensed Master Social Worker, Certified Diagnostic and Evaluation Team Member, Qualified Mental Retardation Professional, Certified HIV Prevention Specialist/Supervisor, and Certified ETR Counselor.




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CE Information

Continuing Education Credits are not available for this training.


Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Other health care professionals caring for people with HIV



Event Questions:

Contact Angelica Garcia



Technical Questions:

Contact Ashley Tijerina (214.590.6686)





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