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HeadsUp offers no-cost virtual and in-person training opportunities for mental health providers throughout the year. Please check this space often for an updated list of our training events.

HeadsUp Grand Rounds 2024: Clinical Care in First Episode Psychosis (FEP)

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An intensive (up to 160-hours) dive into applicable, recovery-centered education for individuals involved in early psychosis care. Led by experts in the field, sessions will cover childhood through young adulthood and will include tools for early detection, diagnosis, treatment best practices, and post-treatment management. Varying sessions will be held virtually twice per week via Zoom Events over the course of 7 months via a grand-rounds format from April to October 2024.









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Bringing the Two Worlds Together: Schools and Coordinated specialty care programs as allies for youth with psychosis with Melissa M. Nelson, Ed.D., School Safety and Security Subject Matter Expert and Trainer, United States Risk Training Firm, RSM, Kim Reeder, M.Ed., MA, CRC, CHES, Consultant and Trainer Maryland Early Intervention Program & Tushita Mayanil, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Medical Director, HOPE Team, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine Th 7/18/24, 10-11:30 ET

The Intersection of OCD and Psychosis: Implications for Assessment & Treatment with Kim Reeder, M.Ed., MA, CRC, CHES, Consultant and Trainer Maryland Early Intervention Program & Emily M. Becker-Haimes, Ph.D., Assistant Professor & Clinical Director, Pediatric Anxiety Treatment Center at Hall Mercer (PATCH), Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Th 8/1/24, 10-11:30 ET

An Expanded Understanding of High School Accommodations and Supports, Including Family Involvement with Kim Reeder, M.Ed., MA, CRC, CHES, Consultant and Trainer Maryland Early Intervention Program Th 8/15/24, 10-11:30 AM ET

Family Peer Support in Childhood Psychosis with Chris Michaels, MSHSA, Chief Operating Officer, NAMI Keystone, Tu 8/20/24, 10-11:30 ET

Psychopharmacological Special Considerations for Child and Adolescents Experiencing Psychosis with Jerome H. Taylor, M.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Th 9/19/24, 10-11:30 AM ET 

Screening and Differential Diagnosis: Autism and the Psychosis Spectrum with Monica E. Calkins, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Co-Director, HeadsUp, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania & Christian Kohler, M.D. Professor of Psychiatry, Co-Director, HeadsUp Perelman School of Medicine, Tu 10/1/24, 10-11:30 AM ET

Psychopharmacology in Early Psychosis Treatment: Clozaril & Long Acting Injectables (LAIs) with Christian Kohler, M.D. Professor of Psychiatry, Co-Director, HeadsUp Perelman School of Medicine, Tu 10/15/24, 10-11:30 AM ET

Proactively Identifying and Navigating College and University Accommodations with Kim Reeder, M.Ed., MA, CRC, CHES, Consultant and Trainer Maryland Early Intervention Program Th 10/17/24, 10-11:30 AM ET



Accreditation and Credit Designation:

In support of improving patient care, 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.

Physicians: Penn Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 160.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: This program provides up to 160.0 NCPD hours.

Pharmacists: This Knowledge-Based (K) activity is approved for up to 160.0 ACPE contact hours of Continuing Pharmacy Education Credit JA0000324-0000-24-032-L04-P.

Physician Assistants: Penn Medicine has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with the AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for up to 160.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Psychologists: Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs. This activity awards up to 160.0 credits for Psychologists.

For information or questions regarding speaker financial relationships or special needs requests please contact event administrator, Crystal Vatza, at

Recognizing & Responding to Early Psychosis for Community Health Providers

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Thank you to everyone who made this training a success! If you would like to request a recording of this training please fill out this form.


Annual PA Early Psychosis Conference

The upcoming 2024 HeadsUp Annual Conference, designed for professionals and practitioners treating early psychosis, offers educational opportunities in early psychosis treatment and services. It provides a chance to strengthen skill sets, share best practices with peers, and implement new strategies, research and trends into practice.

Week 1: November 18-22 focusing on FEP CSC  

Week 2: December 9-13 focusing on CT-R

Continuing Education Credits

Check each training description for information about availability of Continuing Eduction credits.

Thank you to our sponsors and collaborators!

HeadsUp trainings are 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.