Upcoming Courses

Cognitive Enhancement Therapy Around the Beginning of Psychosis and the Next Few Years: An Introductory Workshop for Clinicians

Michelle Friedman-Yakoobian, PhD, Christine Hooker, PhD, Matcheri S. Keshavan MD, Luis Sandoval, PhD, Larry J. Seidman PhD

December 4, 2015 | Massachusetts Mental Health Center, 75 Fenwood Road, Boston, MA 02115

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This half-day symposium brings together experts to provide state of the art clinical practice applications for cognitive disorders and cognitive enhancement treatments in the early phase of psychotic disorders. Our programs at BIDMC are carrying out a number of research studies testing the effects of computerized cognitive training, and social-cognitive group treatment + computerized cognitive training in persons at clinical high risk and in individuals experiencing their first psychotic episode. Speakers represent clinical research programs in the Boston area and from Chicago. The symposium will advance the knowledge and practice of various mental health practitioners, including psychiatrists, psychologists, neurologists, social workers, nurses, occupational therapists, and other mental health professionals and students from these health professions.

This is a free conference supported by the Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Foundation

This course is designed so that participants will be able to:
  1. To provide an overview of the nature of cognition and its impairments in the early phase of psychosis, from the high-risk period through the first few years of illness.
  2. To provide a summary of the neuroscience principles behind cognitive remediation.
  3. To provide an overview of different applications of cognitive remediation in the early phase of    psychosis including the high-risk period.

Additional Information

8:30 – 9:00 – Registration & Coffee & light food

9:00 – 9:30 – Cognition and its impairment in psychiatric disorders. – Larry J. Seidman PhD

9:30 – 10:00 – Neuroplasticity and principles of cognitive remediation. – Matcheri S. Keshavan, MD

10:00 – 10:30 – Computerized cognitive training to enhance brain function in youth at high risk for psychosis. – Christine I. Hooker, PhD

10:30 – 10:45 – Coffee

10:45 – 11:15 – Setting the stage: Engaging and stabilizing the patient, and choosing the right treatment for the right patient. – Matcheri S. Keshavan, MD

11:15 – 11:45 – Cognitive enhancement in young adults with psychotic disorders. – Luis Sandoval, PhD

11:45 – 12:45 – Cognitive enhancement in adolescents at risk for psychosis: An interview with a client. – Michelle Friedman-Yakoobian, PhD

12:45 – 1:00 – Wrap Up – Larry J. Seidman, PhD & Matcheri S. Keshavan, MD

Accreditation:

Physicians: There are no Category I credits available to Physicians for this conference. This conference qualifies for Category II credits

Psychologists: The Continuing Education Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical School, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer Continuing education for psychologists. The Continuing Education Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical School, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, maintains responsibility for this program.

Counselors: The Continuing Education Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5689 . Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Continuing Education Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Nurses: The Continuing Education Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School meets the specifications of the Board of Registration in Nursing in Massachusetts. (244 CMR).

Social Workers: For information on the status of the application to the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, please email jnova2@bidmc.harvard.edu.

 

Faculty:

Michelle Friedman-Yakoobian, PhD, HMS, Instructor in Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, BIDMC
Christine Hooker, PhD, Associate Professor, Rush Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry and Lab Director, Social Neuroscience and Psychopathology Lab
Matcheri S. Keshavan MD, HMS, Stanley Cobb Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, BIDMC
Luis Sandoval, PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow in Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, BIDMC
Larry J. Seidman PhD, HMS Professor of Psychology, BIDMC, Department of Psychiatry, and Director, Commonwealth Research Center

 

Continuing Education/Contact Hours: 4.15