Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) is a team-based, multi-element treatment for first episode psychosis (FEP) that integrates medical, psychosocial, and rehabilitative interventions in a recovery-oriented, collaborative approach to care. Component interventions include low doses of select antipsychotic agents, recovery-oriented cognitive and behavioral psychotherapy, supported employment and education services, family education and support, and coordination with primary care. Recent research supports the feasibility and effectiveness of CSC in community mental health clinics in the United States. This course presents cutting-edge research that informs broader adoption of CSC in U.S. settings, including strategies to proactively encourage early help seeking among FEP patients via online and social media based resources.
**This content was captured at the 2018 APA Annual Meeting and may reference information from various sources and terminology from previous editions of the DSM.
- General Member - Free
- Resident-Fellow Member - Free
- Medical Student Member - Free
- Non-Member - $12.50
This course is free to APA members through the Course of the Month program. Promotional pricing valid May 1-31, 2019.
- Evaluate the ways in which youth with first episode psychosis are using the Internet and social media
- Recognize online activities that may be used to identify youth with mental illness
- Incorporate resources into clinical care to help engage youth with first episode psychosis
Estimated Time to Complete
Estimated Duration: 30 minutes
Begin Date: May 1, 2019
End Date: December 31, 2021
How to Earn Credit
Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ or a certificate of participation may do so by completing all sections of the course including the evaluation. A multiple choice quiz is provided based on the content. A passing score of 100% must be achieved. Retakes are available for the test. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians) or certificate of participation (non-physicians) showing the completion date and hours earned.
Continuing Education Credit
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The APA designates this enduring CME activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Faculty and Planner Disclosures
- Michael L. Birnbaum, M.D., Director, Early Treatment Program of Psychiatry, Long Island Jewish Medical Center; Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Tristan Gorrindo, M.D., Director of Education, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Ricardo A. Juarez, M.S., Director, District Branch and International Relations, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Kristen LeBlanc, Deputy Director, Member Product Development & Engagement, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
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