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Digital Seminar

Psychosis Understood: Making Meaning of Extreme States for Lasting Recovery



Often misunderstood by both the public and the mental health community, psychosis is far more common than most realize and, more importantly, treatment has come a long way since the days of heavy medication and ECT. In fact, most people who receive adequate treatment go on to live healthy, productive lives with minimal distress.

The key to that treatment success is early intervention. Do you know the signs of psychosis?

Watch Dr. Chelsea Mackey, psychologist and psychosis expert, in this 3-hour recording that takes a deep dive into all things psychosis, from informal identification of psychotic symptoms to the latest evidence-based treatment approaches. In just three hours, you’ll learn how to:

  • Differentiate the needs of First Episode Psychosis (FEP) from chronic severe mental illness
  • Discover the difference between psychosis and dissociation
  • Decrease the impact of hallucinations and delusions on your client’s daily lives
  • Grounding strategies to combat even the most uncomfortable experiences
  • Increase tolerance and acceptance of uncertainty
  • And more!

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to successfully treat this vulnerable population – buy today!


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Product Details
Average Rating:
   4.1
Faculty:
Chelsea Mackey
Duration:
2 Hours 56 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
20 Feb, 2020
Product Code:
POS055710
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD
Access:
Never expires.

CPD


Continuing Professional Development Certificates - PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 3.0 hours CPD.

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Faculty

Chelsea Mackey Related seminars and products: 1

Psy.D.


Chelsea Mackey, Psy.D., has treated individuals experiencing psychosis, voice hearing, spiritual emergencies, and extreme beliefs for the past 14 years in multiple settings. Currently in private practice treating this population exclusively, Dr. Mackey is the former lead psychologist at Kaiser Permanente's outpatient psychiatry department Thought Disorder Program in Northern California. An experienced and sought-after speaker, she is a member of the International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis (ISPS) and has presented at their national conferences in Boston and Portland, as well as their international conferences in Liverpool and Rotterdam.

Dr. Mackey completed her master’s degree in Psychology from the University of Indianapolis, Athens Campus, and her doctorate from Alliant International University in Fresno, CA. Her dissertation was a grounded theory titled: What do African American families need to know in order to make informed treatment decisions about a family member with schizophrenia. She has completed training as a Hearing Voices Network Facilitator and offers a free group in her community, in addition to providing family support groups as part of her treatment approach. Dr. Mackey also provides consultation to therapists about working with extreme states and has been involved in training therapists to work more effectively with clients experiencing psychosis.

More information can be found at her website: www.growingthroughpsychosis.com.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Chelsea Mackey maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Chelsea Mackey is a member of the International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis (ISPS).

 


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Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Objectives

  1. Analyze recent literature on the effectiveness of early treatment on first episode psychosis (FEP).
  2. Differentiate between treatment methods for first episode psychosis versus chronic severe mental illness.
  3. Implement 10 evidence-based clinical interventions for building resiliency, acceptance, and coping skills in clients.

Outline

Getting to Know Psychosis: Scope, Prevalence, Contributing Factors, Prognosis
  • What is psychosis? How common are altered states?
  • The prevalence of “symptoms” in the non-mental health population
  • Culture, racism, and minority status on psychosis
  • Limitations of the research and potential risks
  • Managing uncertainty about treating psychosis
  • The dangers of untreated psychosis
Assessment and Diagnosis
  • Differential diagnosis? Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective & Schizophreniform Disorders, Brief Psychotic Disorder, Substance-induced Psychosis
  • Barriers to accurate diagnosis
  • How to identify First Episode Psychosis (FEP)
  • Differentiating between psychosis and dissociation
  • Next steps if you suspect your client is experiencing psychosis
  • Do all psychotic symptoms warrant hospitalization?
Clinical Interventions for Building Resiliency, Acceptance, and Coping Skills
  • ACT, CBT, Positive Psychology, CFT, Open Dialogue, and more
  • Building on strengths and resiliency
  • Grounding strategies and self-compassion skills for even the most severe experiences
  • Breathing exercises for immediate progress and empowerment
  • Medications: Misconceptions, stages of treatment, tapering
  • Spiritual perspectives and competency

Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Mental Health Counselors
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Nurses
  • Case Managers

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Total Reviews: 108

Comments

Candace W - WINSTON SALEM, North Carolina

"Very informative webinar. Glad I was able to attend."

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