Women with HIV/AIDS are adversely affected by the attitudes of the society and the local communities’ confrontations. These attitudes create a need for comprehensive approach to support the specific physiological, family, social and cultural conditions facing the affected individuals.
In order to respect the individuality of each member in our target groups, "Individual counseling" sessions are provided for Health-Advocate Mothers based establishing and maintaining mutual trust. SPASDI’s social workers advance the treatment plan based on what a non-judgmental attitude, with full regard to the importance of confidentiality and the active cooperation of the family.
In general, individual counseling sessions conducted by SPASDI are to accomplish three primary goals: prevention, growth and treatment intervention. The ultimate goal of the SPASDI is to guide clients to the path of healthy and conscious living with the provision of life skills. In line with valuing the clients’ individuality, identification and development of the clients’ talents are included in the treatment plan of the individual counseling process conducted by SPASDI.
The important principle of "prevention" when accompanied with "growth" provides sophistication and learning continuation in individuals. The treatment intervention is another part of individual counseling.
In this stage, the counselor or social worker always monitors the client’s behavior as a guide and facilitator and transfers the reinforcing and corrective (if necessary) feedback to the client.