By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Explain five common negative symptoms of schizophrenia.
-Explain three aspects of avoiding relapse.
-Explain four basic steps to developing a relapse prevention plan.
-Explain three specific coping strategies for positive symptoms of schizophrenic psychosis.
-Explain six skills for communicating effectively.
-Explain three topics regarding anger in schizophrenia.
-Explain the three stages of enjoyment.
-Explain three common characteristics of delusional thinking
-Explain the final aim in working with voice content in cognitive therapy for hallucinations.
-Explain five aspects of the cognitive approach to treating negative symptoms.
-Explain three ways in which stigma harms people with a mental illness.
-Explain the four most common reasons schizophrenics attempted suicide.
"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."