December 9th, 2019- CHIPTS invited Dr. Goodman Sibeko, Head of Addiction Psychiatry at the University of Cape Town, to guest lecture at UCLA on Monday, December 9th in the MacDonald Research Laboratories, MRL 1-441. Dr. Sibeko’s work has focused on interventions using non-specialist workers in the management of severe mental illness, and he has a developing research portfolio focused on task sharing models for the treatment of harmful substance use, mental health and HIV.
His seminar outlined the following major themes:
The focus on behavioral health and HIV
Non-specialists workers and how training capacitates them
Factors and results of capacitating non-specialists workers
Dr. Sibeko provided insightful treatment recommendation techniques, perspective on task shifting/sharing, and study findings for behavioral intervention practices. Stories were also presented from workers and providers who received trainings from the South Africa HIV ATTC, all of which emphasized its impact on the clinical care given to their patients.
The seminar flyer and presentation slides are available for download below. A video of Dr. Sibeko’s presentation is available on our YouTube channel, and linked at the bottom of this page.