Upcoming Courses

The Second Annual First Episode Psychosis Meeting of the New Massachusetts Mental Health Center Massachusetts Psychosis Network for Early Treatments (MAPNET)

Matcheri Keshavan MD, Emily Kline PhD, Margaret Guyer PhD, Larry Seidman PhD, Kim Mueser PhD, and Dost Ongur MD, PhD

June 16, 2017 | Massachusetts Mental Health Center, 75 Fenwood Road Boston, MA 02115 | Massachusetts Mental Health Center

Registration is closed.

This one day symposium brings together mental health experts to provide state of the art reviews on the rationale and approaches to early intervention in psychotic disorders. Speakers include faculty from many educational and clinical programs dedicated to providing Early Psychosis (EP) intervention in Massachusetts. The symposium will be of interest to psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses and other mental health professionals as well as students from these health professions.


This course is designed so that participants will be able to:

Explain the rationale for early intervention in psychotic disorders;

Discuss the transition from the premorbid and prodromal Phases of the psychotic illness;

List the current models of care in patients with early course psychotic disorders;

Explain opportunities, challenges and strategies for early intervention in psychotic disorders in Massachusetts;

Discuss approaches to enhance functional recovery after the first psychotic episode toward employment.

Additional Information


8:30-8:50: Registration

8:50-9:00: Welcoming Remarks

9:00-9:30: Matcheri Keshavan: Making the Case for the FEP Mission with our Clients and Communities

9:30-10:30: Larry Seidman, a young adult, and a parent discuss the transition to FEP

10:30-10:45: Matcheri Keshavan: Overview of the FEP Care Models

10:45-11:00: Coffee Break

11:00-12:00: State, National, and International Coordination of FEP Efforts

  • Margaret Guyer: The Massachusetts FEP Strategy
  • Dost Ongur: National Coordination of FEP Assessment Targets
  • Larry Seidman: The International Early Psychosis Association

12:00-12:45: Lunch Break

12:45-1:00: Introduce all FEP treatment sites at the conference

1:00-2:30: Panel Discussion with Representatives from FEP Programs

Topics may include:

  • Models of intervention
  • Treatment approaches offered
  • Outcomes being tracked
  • Unique resources, opportunities and challenges

2:30-3:00: Keynote Lecture from Kim Mueser: Getting back to work after a first episode

3:00-3:30: Coffee and conversation (opportunity for attendees to share ideas and get to know one another)


Beth Israel Deaconess Department of Psychiatry Foundation, Inc./Contact Hours: 6.5


Psychologists: The Continuing Education Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Continuing Education Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This symposium offers 6.5 CE hours.

Counselors: The Continuing Education Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. This symposium meets the criteria for 6.5 clock hours.

Nurses:  This program meets the specifications for the Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR)

Social Workers: This symposium was approved by the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers for 6.5 CE hours, code D-72366-1

For information on the status of the application to the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, please call 617-754-1265 or email: tflores@bidmc.harvard.edu.



Faculty Affiliation
Margaret Guyer, PhD HMS Instructor, Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, Department of Psychiatry, BIDMC
Matcheri S. Keshavan MD HMS Stanley Cobb Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, BIDMC
Emily Kline PhD HMS Instructor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry,BIDMC
Kim Mueser PhD Professor of Occupational Therapy, Boston University
Dost Ongur MD PhD HMS Associate Professor of Psychiatry, McLean Hospital,
Larry J. Seidman PhD HMS Professor of Psychology, BIDMC and Director, CRC