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Author Kalichman, Seth C

Title Understanding AIDS : a guide for mental health professionals / Seth C. Kalichman
Edition 1st ed
Published Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, ©1995


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 421 pages) : illustrations
Summary Understanding AIDS was written to provide a broad overview of HIV infection and AIDS based on the empirical literature for psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, psychotherapists, social workers, and other mental health professionals. The book is not solely intended for practitioners who wish to specialize in caring for persons affected by HIV. Rather, the author's hope is that all clinicians will have adequate knowledge and sensitivity to HIV-AIDS and its related issues. Because the research literature is rapidly expanding, and because some empirical studies may have missed their mark in explaining aspects of HIV-related experiences, 63 men and women of diverse ethnic and HIV-risk backgrounds were interviewed as part of the research for this book. Their experiences help place the empirical literature in proper perspective. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-356) and indexes
Notes English
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Subject AIDS (Disease)
AIDS (Disease) -- Psychological aspects
AIDS (Disease) -- Social aspects
AIDS (Disease) -- Patients -- Counseling of
Mental health personnel.
Social psychology.
Medical care.
Psychology, Social
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome -- psychology
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome -- nursing
HIV Infections -- psychology
HIV Infections -- nursing
HIV Infections -- prevention & control
Attitude of Health Personnel
Delivery of Health Care
Mental Disorders -- etiology
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Patient Care
social psychology.
Social psychology
Medical care
AIDS (Disease)
AIDS (Disease) -- Patients -- Counseling of
AIDS (Disease) -- Psychological aspects
AIDS (Disease) -- Social aspects
Mental health personnel
Form Electronic book
LC no. 94046870
Other Titles Available from some providers with title: PsycBOOKS
Understanding Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome