The Integration of HIV Training Into Internship Curricula: An Exploration and Comparison of Two Models

Lara M. Stepleman, Glenn R. Trezza, Melissa Santos, Amy K. Silberbogen

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Psychologists are becoming increasingly involved in HIV disease prevention and intervention. Developing the competencies to work effectively with this population requires dedicated educational commitment. It can be challenging to get HIV experience during graduate school, and few programs have faculty devoted to HIV endeavors. The authors propose the internship year as a reasonable time to develop HIV competencies within a broader internship curriculum. To explore this idea further, the authors examined two internships that offer specialized HIV training. To increase psychology's capacity to provide HIV training, recommendations are proposed for the application of these models to other internship sites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-41
Number of pages7
JournalTraining and Education in Professional Psychology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2008



  • HIV
  • curricula
  • education
  • health psychology
  • internship training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Psychology(all)

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