HeadsUp & CSWE Presents: Because schizophrenia spectrum disorders are relatively common, affecting approximately 4% of young people, nearly all mental health care providers will encounter individuals experiencing psychosis or its early warning signs. The sooner individuals are identified and receive care following the first onset of psychosis spectrum symptoms, the better their functional and personal outcomes are likely to be. This webinar provides an introductory overview of early psychosis symptoms across the spectrum from risk symptoms to threshold psychosis disorders. Research-informed and practice-informed strategies for recognizing, assessing and responding to psychosis spectrum symptoms will be presented in the context of social determinants of health that may impact the recognition and referral pathway. Additional considerations and involvement of families, groups, organizations and communities will be discussed.
Describe the mental health disorders in which a person can experience psychosis spectrum symptoms
Recognize and be able to screen for early signs and symptoms of psychosis
Consider the impact of substance use and social determinants of health on the identification, referral, and care-seeking behaviors of individuals experiencing early psychosis