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    90 Minutes

    Serious Mental Illness:
    An Overview for Community Providers

    1.5 CEU

    This training will describe specific challenges for clinicians and care providers who manage patients with SMI. It will emphasize challenges that cut across diagnostic categories such as securing resources to address cognitive difficulties or securing optimal medical care. 

    In addition, the course will put the efforts of individual clinicians and mental health providers into the larger context of an overstretched mental healthcare system particularly vis-à-vis the range of psychiatric and medical resources needed to optimally help the SMI population.

    Course objectives include:

    • Psychosis – What it is and also what it is not.
    • Identifying psychiatric and medical conditions that can cause psychosis.

    • Clinical vignettes as examples about how psychosis can present with various conditions.
    • Practical strategies around how to best help somebody who is experiencing psychosis.
    • Understanding the strategies to involve parents in youth substance use treatment

    Presenter: Dr. Oliver Freudenreich, PhD
    Dr. Freudenreich is the Co-Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Schizophrenia Clinical and Research Program, and Director of the MGH Fellowship in Public and Community Psychiatry in Boston. 
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