Webinar | Episode Psychosis – Recognition and Recommendations for Treatment

The BeST Center’s Patti Fetzer, Nicholas Dunlap, and Heather Pokrandt provide insight in how to promote recovery and improve the lives of as many people with schizophrenia as possible by accelerating the adoption of evidence-based and promising practices. – Presented by OHIOMHAS and the CIP

The Center for Innovative Practices (CIP), in partnership with the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Ohio Family and Children First, and with the support of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), presented a webinar on “First Episode Psychosis – Recognition and Recommendations for Treatment,” featuring Patti Fetzer, LISW-S, Director, BeST Center, Nicholas Dunlap, M.Ed., LPCC, Consultant Trainer, Heather Pokrandt, M.S.W., LISW-S, Consultant Trainer.

The webinar was held Friday, August 18, 2017 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

To view webinar recording, click here.

Webinar participants gained a general understanding of schizophrenia spectrum disorders and first episode psychosis; will recognize early symptoms of psychosis; will be able to list evidence-based and best treatment practices for first episode psychosis; and will know the importance of having a recovery-oriented focus in the treatment of first episode psychosis.

The BeST Center
The Best Practices in Schizophrenia Treatment (BeST) Center’s mission is to promote recovery and improve the lives of as many people with schizophrenia as possible by accelerating the adoption of evidence-based and promising practices. We provide expert training, consultation and technical assistance to community mental health agencies so that the agencies can provide best practices in schizophrenia treatment. Visit the BeST Center site.

The BeST Center is developing and implementing the following practices:

  • – FIRST Coordinated Specialty Care for First Episode Psychosis
  • – Family-based Services
  • – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Persistent Psychosis (CBT-p)
  • – Integrating Primary and Mental Health Care
  • – Pharmacotherapy for Schizophrenia
  • – Cognitive Enhancement Therapy

The BeST Center is in the Department of Psychiatry at NEOMED. It was created in 2009 by a generous grant from The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation of Hudson, Ohio. In May 2013, The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation made the largest gift to NEOMED from a private foundation to continue the work of the BeST Center. The BeST Center is fortunate to receive additional public and private support to achieve its mission and goals.