By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Explain three symptoms regarding schizophrenia.
-Explain apathy, incongrous emotional response and reductions in speech as negative symptoms of schizophrenia.
-Explain social withdrawal and reduced social performance as negative symptoms of schizophrenia.
-Explain three stigmas of schizophrenia.
-Discuss three aspects of preventing relapse in schizophrenia.
-Explain four steps for developing a relapse Prevention Plan.
-Explain four steps to develop a family relapse prevention plan.
-Discuss three coping strategies regarding Psychotic Symptoms of Schizophrenia
-Explain six skills for communicating effectively with a schizophrenic client.
-Explain five strategies for conflict resolution in schizophrenia.
-Discuss three coping styles in schizophrenia to include delusions, anger and problem solving.
-Discuss five schizophrenia cognitive skills.
-Explain Anticipatory pleasure.
-Discuss seven guidelines for enhancing skills with schizophrenia.
-Name three of seven basic guidelines that can assist either the therapist or a family member in improving independent living and self-care for a client with schizophrenia.
-Name three important aspects of therapy with a schizophrenic client.
-Explain how does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy address hallucinatory voices.
-Name three common characteristics of delusional thinking.
-Explain the final aim in working with voice content in cognitive therapy for hallucinations.
-Name five aspects of the cognitive approach to treating negative symptoms.
-Name two important reasons for impaired social functioning in schizophrenics.
-Name the three components of Behavior Family Therapy.
-Name three ways in which stigma harms people with a mental illness.
-Explain why is the "stability" quality of stereotypes especially problematic for health conditions.
-Name three ways in which the stigma that results from diagnosis may be reduced.
-Name the four most common reasons schizophrenics attempted suicide.
-Explain what is meant by a stress-diathesis model of suicidality.
"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."
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Psychology CEUs, Counselor CEUs, Social Worker CEUs, MFT CEUs