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Understanding First Episode Psychosis: Identification & Treatment Approaches

SAPA - Southern Arizona Psychological Association

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (MST)

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Must be a current SAPA Member. Includes lunch, the speaker fee, and the cost of the CE. Must be purchased before 9/20/18
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Understanding First Episode Psychosis: Identification & Treatment Approaches

Speakers: Patricia Harrison-Monroe, PhD and Matthew Moffitt, PhD

Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 12:00-1:30PM 

Hotel Tucson City Center - Please note that this is a change from our recent luncheons at the Mountain Oyster Club.   The Mountain Oyster Club is undergoing kitchen renovations and will not be able to accommodate our group until November.  


This presentation will provide an overview of serious mental illness with a specific emphasis on early onset psychosis. Participants will learn the characteristics of early course of psychotic disorders, understanding and identifying First Episode Psychosis (FEP), as well FEP treatment approach, and up to date research and interventions for those diagnosed with psychotic disorders. Additionally, myths related to the concept of psychosis and disorders like schizophrenia will be discussed and clarified.

This introductory level presentation will help participants

1. Describe characteristics of the early course of psychotic disorders.

2. Identify two key issues in assessing for First Episode Psychosis

3. List two treatment approaches used with individuals experiencing First Episode Psychosis

Who should attend?

Psychologists, school psychologists, behavioral health practitioners, health care professionals, and any other interested parties.

About the Speakers

Dr. Patricia Harrison-Monroe has been on faculty with the College of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry for the past ten years and currently serves as Director of Community Outreach and Clinical Development as well as Director of the Early Psychosis Intervention Center (EPICenter). Dr. Harrison-Monroe is an active member of the community and serves on numerous committees and boards, including the Pima County Crime Victims Compensation Board and the Pima County Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board. She was recently honored as one of the 25 most influential African-Americans in Arizona, is a member of the College of Medicine Faculty Diversity Advisory Committee and serves on various UAHN committees to address community health needs. Prior to moving to Tucson in 2002 with her husband, she was Assistant Commissioner with the New York City Department of Mental Health. In that role, her responsibilities included oversight of behavioral health services in two of New York City’s boroughs, and the development of culturally and linguistically relevant services to reflect the needs of significantly diverse populations. She was also honored for her service in the aftermath of the World Trade Center disaster. Dr. Harrison-Monroe holds a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Columbia University, New York.

Dr. Matthew Moffitt is a psychologist licensed in Arizona who currently works at the Early Psychosis Intervention Center in Tucson, AZ. Matthew has spent the last two years working with adolescents and young adults diagnosed with psychotic disorders. Matthew received his doctoral degree from the University of South Dakota, where he specialized in traumatic stress and violence risk assessments. He spent two years conducting violence risk assessment on aggressively psychopathic inmates in the South Dakota State Penitentiary. He is also a published science fiction author and script writer.


Date:          Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Schedule:   11:45 Check in

                   12:00  Buffet Lunch

                   12:30-1:30 Presentation

Location:    Hotel Tucson City Center, 475 N. Granada Ave., Tucson, AZ

CEs:            1 CE


SAPA Members: Early Bird $25 unti 9/20/18; Regular $28; Walk-in $31 

Non-SAPA: Early Bird $30; Regular $33; Walk-in $41

Student/Interns: $16; Walk-in $26

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You will be able to indicate any needed accommodations or dietary preferences when you register.  Walk-in space is limited and cannot be guaranteed.  Lunch choice cannot be guaranteed for walk-ins. Registration deadline is 9/27/18. Register online at or go directly to the registration page. For questions about this event, contact  Cancellation/refund deadline is 9/27/18. There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this CE program or its instructor(s). 

Continuation Education Credits:


This event is offered for 1 CE Credit.  Participants must sign in, be present for the entire presentation, and complete the Evaluation Questionnaire in order to obtain a CE Certificate. Southern Arizona Psychological Association (SAPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  SAPA maintains responsibility for all of its programs and content. 


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Hotel Tucson City Center
475 North Granada Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (MST)

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