CLEAR: Choosing Life: Empowerment! Action! Results! is an evidence-based, health promotion intervention for males and females ages 16 and older living with HIV/AIDS.
CLEAR is a client-centered program delivered one-on-one using cognitive behavioral techniques to change behavior.
The intervention provides clients with the skills necessary to be able to make healthy choices for their lives.
CLEAR enables prevention counselors to individually tailor the intervention to address the unique needs of each client.
CLEAR consists of 5 core skill sessions, 21 menu sessions, and a wrap-up session. The core skill sessions teach the essential cognitive and behavioral skills of the program. Within these core skill sessions, clients develop a personal life goal and an individual prevention plan which directs the focus and selection of subsequent menu sessions. Counselors choose sessions from a menu of six domains to assist clients in achieving their prevention goal(s). The six domains address sexual risk, substance use risk, health care and self-care, treatment adherence, disclosure, and HIV stigma. The sessions provide an opportunity for clients to learn, practice, and internalize the cognitive behavioral techniques of the intervention that promote long-term behavior change. The final wrap-up session addresses the maintenance of behavior changes made in the program.
For more information, contact Cody Talley at CTalley@isdh.IN.gov.