Interview Skills for Understanding and Diagnosing Early Psychosis
Presenter: Barbara C. Walsh, PhD, Yale University
Psychotic disorders (including schizophrenia), typically emerge in adolescence and young adulthood. Early detection and intervention is key to prevention and improved outcome. Knowing which symptoms to probe for, and optimal ways to interview patients about their mental state is vital.
This one and one-half day workshop aims to provide health professionals, and clinical researchers who work with young people, with hands-on skills to assess and diagnose clinical high risk syndromes and early psychosis.
The workshop will be taught by Barbara C. Walsh, PhD, Yale University, an author, researcher, and trainer of the Structured Interview of Psychosis-Risk Syndromes (SIPS)—a validated and most used diagnostic instrument of clinical high risk syndromes throughout the world.
The workshop is hosted and chaired by Dr. Ivy Tso, Co-Director, Program for Risk Evaluation and Prevention (PREP), and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan. The PREP Clinic at the University of Michigan Depression Center conducts clinical evaluation, intervention, research, and education on early psychosis.
Review the general signs and symptoms of prodromal patients
Overview of the SIPS diagnostic measure
Learn the Scale of Prodromal Symptoms (SOPS) severity measure
Demonstrate ability to rate a SIPS interview
Become a certified user of the SIPS
This workshop is open to all, but will be of particular interest to both clinicians and researchers.
The University of Michigan Depression Center, 4250 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Michigan Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The University of Michigan Depression Center is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative (Approved Provider Number: MICEC-0063). This workshop has been approved for 12.5 CE Clock Hours.
Cost is $395 for entire workshop ($95 for residents / fellows / students), plus a small administrative fee.
For more information, or If you need to make alternate payment arrangements, please email Susan Hinton (shinton@nndc) with your request.
DAY 1: AUGUST 18 (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
8:00 – 8:30 AM Welcome & Introduction: Dr. Ivy Tso and Dr. Sagar V. Parikh
8:30 – 10:30 AM Introduction of the Prodrome, Diagnosing and Rating
10:30 – 10:45 AM Coffee Break
10:45 – 12:00 PM Trainers Manual
12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch (provided)
1:00 – 3:30 PM Trainer’s Manual Continued, Rater Training Symptom Videos and Discussion
3:30 – 3:45 PM Coffee Break
3:45 – 4:30 PM Rater Training Symptom Examples, Questions and Answers
DAY 2: AUGUST 19 (8:00 AM - 2:15 PM)
8:30 – 9:00 AM Review of Day 1’s Training, Questions and Answers
9:00 – 10:30 AM Video Viewing (Case 1), Independent Rating (Case 1)
10:30 – 10:45 AM Coffee Break
10:45 – 12:15 PM Discussion of Ratings (Case 1), Video Viewing (Case 2)
12:15 – 1:30 PM Lunch (provided)
1:30 – 2:15 PM Independent Rating (Case 2), Discussion of Ratings (Case 2)
Distribution of Certificates and Program Evaluation