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Early Identification And Treatment Of Youth At Risk For Psychosis

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Early Identification And Treatment Of Youth At Risk For Psychosis

Jason Schiffman, Ph.D.

May 18, 2018, 9:15-12:30

3 Category I CEUs

This training is for mental health professionals.

This workshop will familiarize participants with psychosis, emphasizing the early phases of illness. It will then demonstrate strategies for reducing stigma, increasing empathy, and facilitating early identification. Screening tools and treatment strategies will be introduced, and resources for comprehensive care will be shared.

Learning Objectives

  1. Recognize early phases and symptoms of psychotic illnesses.
  2. Describe attenuated/subthreshold symptoms typically assessed to determine psychosis-risk status.
  3. Demonstrate awareness of psychosis-risk assessment and consultation services as well as the potential benefits of specialized treatment for this population.
  4. Increase familiarity with psychosocial interventions for youth at risk for psychosis and be equipped with further resources to learn more about intervention strategies.

Jason Schiffman, PhD is Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Training at UMBC. Dr. Schiffman is the Co-Director of the Maryland Early Intervention Program’s Strive for Wellness Clinic, a research, training, and services program designed to improve the lives of young people with or at risk for psychosis, as well as their families. Dr. Schiffman has held numerous grants and has published over 100 scientific articles related to mental health. Dr. Schiffman's research seeks to refine the identification and treatment of young people at risk for psychotic disorders, and uncover mechanisms that can reduce mental health stigma.




Providing mental health professionals with high quality, state of the art trainings on cutting edge topics to improve clinical outcomes.

Continuing Education Information

Rathbone & Associates is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs and maintains full responsibility for the programs and their content. These trainings qualify for Category I continuing education units. Please contact your state board for verification of reciprocity with other states and professions. In order to receive a certificate, registrants must attend the entire session.

Rathbone & Associates is a sponsor of continuing education credits for psychologists in Maryland under the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Rathbone & Associates maintains responsibility for the program content.

Cancellation policy: Refunds for cancellations are provided if notified 5 days prior to the training date.


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