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Psychosis: How to Recognize it and How to Help (1.5 CEU)
Many providers are mystified about psychosis and as a result can experience anxiety when engaging someone experiencing psychosis. Such feelings can result from not knowing what will happen next and/or how best to help the person in front of them. This presentation attempts to improve the ability of providers to recognize and respond to meaningfully in the face of psychosis. The presenter is Dr.Oliver Freudenreich, Co-Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Schizophrenia Clinical and Research Program and Director of the MGH Fellowship in Public and Community Psychiatry. He is also a deputy editor for the journal Psychosomatics. Dr. Freudenreich has published extensively in his areas of interest and written a handbook on psychotic disorders. The once widely-used term “dual-diagnosis” is now generally seen as inadequate to capturing the complex and multi-faceted experiences and needs of persons living with Substance Use Disorder and Behavioral Health conditions. This presentation attempts to provide updated insight into those experiences and needs as well as new models of care. The presenter is Martha Kane, PhD, the clinical director at the Center for Addiction Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She is also an instructor at Harvard Medical School. 1.5 CEU Credits
$45.00 USD