Effective Interventions for First Episode Psychosis
This seminar will focus on the spectrum of illnesses known as schizophrenia and related disorders, with special emphasis on intervention and treatment for first episode psychosis. This will include historical perspective and etiology, assessment and differential diagnosis, and successful interventions and treatment approaches. Several evidence-based treatment options will be presented. The importance of cultural considerations and involving families and caregivers in the treatment process will also be discussed. Click here for a pdf flyer
Katy Rinehimer, LCPC, is the team leader and clinical supervisor of The Early Psychosis Intervention Clinic (EPIC) at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. She works within a multi-disciplinary team to provide treatment for young people suffering from their first break with a Schizophrenia spectrum disorder.
Maxwell Wolcott, LCSW-C, is a team leader and primary therapist of The Early Psychosis Intervention Clinic (EPIC) at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
Peter L. Phalen, PsyD, is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Baltimore VA and University of Maryland School of Medicine where he specializes in psychosis as a clinician and researcher.
Pamela Rakhshan Rouhakhtar, MA, is a clinical psychology doctoral student at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. She is the project manager for the Strive for Wellness clinic, a clinical high risk program, as a researcher and clinician.