Healthy Relationships

Available At Both Our Detroit & Ypsilanti Locations


Claude Houseworth • 313-949-2938 • 

Healthy Relationships is a five-session, small-group intervention for men and women with HIV. It is based on Social-Cognitive Theory and focuses on developing and practicing new skills and building self-efficacy and positive expectations about new behaviors through modeling such behaviors. Decision-making and problem-solving skills are developed to enable participants to make informed and safe decisions about disclosure and behavior.

Intervention Core Elements

Defining stress and reinforcing coping skills across three life areas—disclosing to family and friends, disclosing to sexual partners, and building healthier and safer relationships.

Using modeling, role-play, and feedback to teach and practice skills related to coping with stress.

Teaching decision-making skills about disclosure of HIV status.

Providing personal feedback reports to motivate changing risky behaviors and continuing protective behaviors.

Using movie clips to set up scenarios about disclosure and risk reduction to stimulate discussions and role-plays.