December 1, 2023 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Online continuing education workshop

Pro Bono Counseling

2023 Professional Continuing Education Online Webinar

Early Psychosis in Transition-Age Youth: Assessment and Treatment Approaches from the Maryland Early Intervention Program

Friday, December 1, 2023, from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Online Workshop – 1.5 CE Credits

Fee: $19/person

FREE for Active PBC Volunteer Clinicians

Featured Presenter: Pamela Rakhshan Rouhakhtar, PhD

Session Description: This presentation will provide a brief overview of psychosis spectrum symptoms and highlight advances in early identification and intervention services. We will share unique considerations, challenges, and adaptations to assessment and treatment strategies for providers working with youth and families experiencing mental illness with psychosis. Information about the Maryland Early Intervention Program (EIP) will also be reviewed, including the components of the EIP, services provided to the community, and how to connect with the EIP.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss the psychosis spectrum and early identification and intervention, including general best practices in the assessment and treatment of early psychosis and the Maryland Early Intervention Program (EIP).
  • Identify unique challenges faced by youth and families from underserved communities regarding early psychosis care.
  • Describe recommendations, guidelines and next steps for providing culturally sensitive, recovery-oriented assessment and care for this population.

Presenter Bio: Pamela Rakhshan Rouhakhtar, PhD

Pamela Rakhshan Rouhakhtar, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, as well as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine. Pamela’s work focuses on the validation and development of psychosis spectrum assessments, application of advanced quantitative methods in the study of early psychosis assessment, and studying the role of cultural and contextual factors — particularly race — in our understanding of the psychosis construct, as well as illness presentation, course, and treatment. She is also a co-director of the Strive for Wellness clinic within the Maryland Early Intervention Program, where she and the clinic team provide assessment, consultation, and treatment for youth and their families in the Maryland community experiencing early or attenuated symptoms of psychosis.

Workshop registrants will receive a code prior to the webinar to log on to Zoom and participate in the online session.

IMPORTANT: Attendance will be monitored. Participants must be logged on to the meeting by the workshop start time and participate in the entire event in order to earn CE credit.

Pro Bono Counseling is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Pro Bono Counseling maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The Maryland Boards of Social Work Examiners and Professional Counselors and Therapists certify that this program meets the criteria for 1.5 credit hours of continuing education for social workers (Category 1), professional counselors, and therapists (Category A) licensed in Maryland.

CE credit is granted to participants with documented attendance at individual workshops. Attendance is monitored. Credit will not be granted to registrants who log on late or depart early from a session. It is the responsibility of registrants to comply with these requirements.

By registering for this event, all participants agree to abide by the following code of conduct:

Workshop Code of Conduct

Pro Bono Counseling (PBC) is dedicated to providing a positive continuing education experience for everyone of all backgrounds and identities. We do not tolerate disrespectful behavior or harassment of workshop participants, facilitators, or PBC staff in any form. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of characteristics that include but are not limited to: gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, citizenship, veteran status, pregnancy status, race, ethnicity, or religion. Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in unacceptable behavior, PBC may take any action it deems appropriate, including warning or expelling the offender from the event with no refund.

Workshop Views Disclaimer

The views expressed by the workshop presenter(s) and participants are their own opinions and do not represent Pro Bono Counseling, and do not imply an endorsement of them or the organizations they represent.