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PA First Episode Psychosis (FEP) Annual Training

Welcome to the Pennsylvania First Episode Psychosis Annual Training!

The 2021 Annual Training offers professionals and practitioners educational opportunities in early psychosis treatment and services.  It offers a chance to strengthen skill sets, share best practices with peers, and implement new strategies, research and trends into practice. 

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Conference Learning Objectives

Through our robust learning program, and together with our thought leaders, we seek to:

  • Promote the development of innovative and responsive services in coordinated specialty care (CSC) programs
  • Improve the overall quality of services delivered and increase the competencies of clinicians and CSC team members
  • Assist organizations and practitioners with the vision, knowledge and skills needed to shape new and emerging CSC teams, as well as support our mission
  • Educate and increase the competencies of clinicians on the use of Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy (CT-R)
  • Enhance understanding and supported use of research obtained from the CSC teams and participants

Agenda & Registration

Here you can find the dates and times of scheduled training sessions.  Each session requires registration. Click on the registration link  or image below to register (click on the individual course title to be directed to class registration) and receive your attendance link.  The Registration form also includes more detailed descriptions of each course.  Sessions will be recorded for those unable to attend the live sessions and for people on-boarded between now-next fall.

Session Descriptions & Registration

Schedule Snapshot

 

 

Training Materials

Electronic versions of annual training materials will be provided during the training.  Please check back for more information.

CE & CME Credits

HeadsUp will be offering continuing education (CE) and continuing medical education (CME) credits for approved presentations through multiple professional organizations. 

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To receive credits for approved educational sessions at the Pennsylvania First Episode Psychosis Annual Training, attendees must be present for the full length of any live-streamed presentations. Attendees must also complete an evaluation form for the presentation online within 30 days of the conference’s conclusion. CE and CME credits are awarded on a cumulative attendance basis with full attendance required for each presentation.  CE/CME’s will not be available for recorded viewing.

Physicians: In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by HeadsUp and Penn Medicine. Penn Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

CMEs are free to all physicians who attend the full duration of chosen sessions.

Nurses: In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by HeadsUp and Penn Medicine. Penn Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

CMEs are free to all nurses who attend the full duration of chosen sessions.

Pharmacists: In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by HeadsUp and Penn Medicine. Penn Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

CMEs are free to all pharmacists who attend the full duration of chosen sessions.

Psychologists: As a Jointly Accredited organization, Penn Medicine is approved to offer co-sponsored psychology continuing education by the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA is an associate member of Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education.

 

CEs are free to all psychologists who work for Penn Medicine, any Pennsylvania First Episode Psychosis Center, or the Pennsylvania Department of Veterans Affairs. The fee will be $25 for other attending psychologists, regardless of the number of approved credit hours attended.

 

Social Workers: As a Jointly Accredited organization, Penn Medicine is approved to offer co-sponsored psychology continuing education by the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA is an associate member of Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education. The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors identifies the APA as an approved provider currently meeting the standards in §  47.35. We encourage all non-Pennsylvania licensed social workers to review APA approval with their state board.

CEs are free to all social workers who work for Penn Medicine, any Pennsylvania First Episode Psychosis Center, or the Pennsylvania Department of Veterans Affairs. The fee will be $25 for other attending social workers, regardless of the number of approved credit hours attended.

 

Marriage and Family Therapists: As a Jointly Accredited organization, Penn Medicine is approved to offer co-sponsored psychology continuing education by the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA is an associate member of Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education. The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors identifies the APA as an approved provider currently meeting the standards in §  48.35. We encourage all non-Pennsylvania licensed marriage and family therapists to review APA approval with their state board.

CEs are free to all marriage and family therapists who work for Penn Medicine, any Pennsylvania First Episode Psychosis Center, or the Pennsylvania Department of Veterans Affairs. The fee will be $25 for other attending marriage and family therapists, regardless of the number of approved credit hours attended.

 

Professional Counselors: As a Jointly Accredited organization, Penn Medicine is approved to offer co-sponsored psychology continuing education by the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA is an associate member of Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education. The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors identifies the APA as an approved provider currently meeting the standards in §  49.35. We encourage all non-Pennsylvania licensed professional counselors to review APA approval with their state board.

CEs are free to all professional counselors who work for Penn Medicine, any Pennsylvania First Episode Psychosis Center, or the Pennsylvania Department of Veterans Affairs. The fee will be $25 for other attending professional counselors, regardless of the number of approved credit hours attended.

 

Travel and Lodging

Due to COVID-19 restrictions we will once again be hosting our annual training virtually.  While it is disappointing we will not be able to meet in person this year, we are doing everything we can to offer dynamic, multi-faceted virtual training. 

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To  meet our goal of increasing engagement and to offer a new level of virtual training, we will be adding in didactic sessions that focus on clinical case reviews, interactive presentations, live polls and feedback, and much more! 

We will be using the Zoom platform and encourage all attendees to keep their cameras on and participate with full engagement in break-out sessions, practice skills, and role plays to increase all competencies presented.

 

Meet the Presenters

Christian Kohler, MD

Co-Director, HeadsUp

Monica Calkins, PhD

Co-Director, HeadsUp

Melanie Bennett, PhD

Division Director for the Division of Psychiatric Research Services (DPSR), University of Maryland

Andrea Bowen, MD

Psychiatrist, PEACE

Elizabeth Thomas, PhD

Assistant Professor, College of Public Health at Temple University

Elisa Nelson, PhD

Psychologist, Psychosis Evaluation and Recovery Center, PERC

Melanie Yabs, PharmD, MS, BCPP

Clinical Pharmacist, STEP

Aaron P. Brinen, PsyD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Director of Psychotherapy Training Psychiatry Residency Program, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Crystal Vatza, MS

Education and Tele-Health Manager, HeadsUp

Megan Westfall, MS

Data Analyst, HeadsUp

Catherine Conroy, MEd

HeadsUp Program Manager

Elijah Nnaeto

Certified Peer Specialist, CAPSTONE

Christina Babusci, MA

Resilience Counselor, PEACE

Marie Wenzel, LSW

Director, PEACE

Molly Oross, LPC, NCC

Team Leader, ENGAGE

Meredith Jacoby, BA

Outreach Coordinator, HeadsUp

Thank you to our sponsors and collaborators!

This training was made possible through a Community Mental Health Services Block Grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Grant Award Number: SM063411-01. © 2021 HeadsUp. All Rights Reserved.