Clinician Conference: Talking About Psychosis, January 22 PDF Print E-mail

UPDATE: Thanks to our thoughtful presenters and our wonderful, inquisitive attendees, the conference was a great success! For those who were unable to attend, we have uploaded the presentations given by our staff members:

Welcome & Listening

- Kristen Woodberry, MSW, PhD

Opening the Dialogue: What to Look for, What to Ask, and What to Do

- Andrea Gong-Granato, MA, LICSW & Janine Rodenhiser-Hill, PhD

Interactive Discussion: How to Engage Families in Help-Seeking

- Michelle Friedman-Yakoobian, PhD & Janine Rodenhiser-Hill, PhD

CEDAR Services and Research Opportunities

- Michelle Friedman-Yakoobian, PhD & Andrea Gnong-Granato, MA, LICSW

Talking About Psychosis

Friday, 22 January 2016

8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

75 Fenwood Road

2nd Floor Conference Room

Boston, MA 02115

Course Description

This program is offered to help mental health and health professionals working with adolescents and young adults strengthen their conversations about psychosis with youth and their families. The ultimate goal is to create opportunities in which young people experiencing the early signs of major mental illness can safely share what they are experiencing and be guided to appropriate help. Through a mix of teaching, first-hand accounts, and discussion, participants will gain comfort in asking and talking about psychotic-like experiences, risk for psychosis, major mental illness, and early intervention. The program will highlight strategies and guidelines for effectively managing tricky conversations, puzzling or conflicting revelations, cultural factors, denial, and safety concerns.

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain what psychosis is and name at least 5 early warning signs
  2. Describe features of the personal experience of psychosis or psychotic-like symptoms
  3. Describe features of the experience of families of adolescents or young adults with psychotic symptoms or psychosis risk
  4. Describe at least four strategies or tips for talking with young people and their families about possible psychotic symptoms and treatment options.

Schedule


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8:30-8:55am

- Registration -

Coffee & Tea
9:00-9:30am Welcome and Listening Woodberry
9:30-10:30am "Just Talk to Me": First-Hand Experience Young People
10:30-10:45am - Break - Coffee & Tea
10:45-11:45am

Opening the Dialogue: What to Look for, What to Ask, and What to Do

Gong-Granato & Rodenhiser-Hill
11:45-12:45pm "Don't Leave Me Out": The Family's Experience Family Members
12:45-1:30pm - Lunch On Your Own -
1:30-2:30pm Interactive Discussion: How to Engage Families in Help-Seeking Friedman-Yakoobian & Rodenhiser-Hill

2:30-3:00pm

CEDAR Services and Research Opportunities Friedman-Yakoobian & Gnong-Granato

Course Credits

Physicians: There are no Category I credits available to Physicians for this conference. This conference qualifies for Category II credits.

Psychologists: The Continuing Education Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical School, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Continuing Education Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical School, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, maintains responsibility for this program.

Counselors: The Continuing Education Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5689. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Continuing Education Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Nurses: The Continuing Education Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, meets the specifications of the Board of Registration in Nursing in Massachusetts (244 CMR).

Social Workers: For information on the status of the application to the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Faculty

Andréa Gnong-Granato, MA, LICSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Associate Clinical Director, CEDAR Clinic of the Massachusetts Mental Health Center (MMHC), BIDMC & Commonwealth Research Center (CRC)

Michelle Friedman-Yakoobian, PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Director, CEDAR Clinic, MMHC, HMS Instructor in Psychology, BIDMC, Department of Psychiatry

Janine Rodenhiser-Hill, PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Head of Community Outreach and Early Intervention Education, HMS Instructor, BIDMC, Department of Psychiatry

Kristen Woodberry, MSW, PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Director, Program for Psychosocial Protective Mechanisms, HMS Instructor in Psychology, BIDMC, Department of Psychiatry

Parking Directions/Instructions

The Brigham has offered to accommodate conference attendees on January 22 in the Mission Park Garage at a day rate of $24. The public lot rates in the Longwood Area are closer to $40 per day, so this is a significant savings.

Conference attendees can park in the Mission Park Garage located at 22 Vining Street, Boston. The garage is well marked and is located at the very end of Vining Street. Attendees must state that they are here for the MMHC conference to be allowed in. They will be given a ticket and will pay on their way out. When exiting on foot from the garage entrance, attendees can walk up Vining Street one block, turn left on Fenwood Road and walk one more block to the main entrance at 75 Fenwood Road.

Link to Registration >

Link to Conference Flyer >

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 February 2016 13:49