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Virtual Grand Rounds: Behavioral Rehabilitation in Schizophrenia: Social Learning and Beyond

Presented by:

Anthony Ahmed, PhD, HSP

Associate Professor of Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry

Vice Chair for Psychology, Department of Psychiatry

Weill Cornell Medicine

Attending Psychologist, Psychotic Disorders Program

New York-Presbyterian/Westchester

Beyond the often acknowledged positive and negative symptoms, people with schizophrenia struggle with poor functioning that is manifested in several behavioral excesses and skills deficits. These behavioral excesses and deficits poorly respond to medications alone and contribute to a poorer clinical picture. The complexity of managing schizophrenia necessitates comprehensive care that is consistent, efficient, and multidisciplinary. The Second Chance program leverages established principles from social learning and operant conditioning to provide a context for rehabilitation through individual, group, and milieu-based therapy. The session will review these foundational principles, their treatment applications, and data from the Second Chance program.

Educational Objectives

As a result of participating in this activity, learners should be able to:

  1. Describe the social learning model and its application to milieu-based rehabilitation.
  2. Identify three or more principles of behavioral skills training.
  3. Describe core interventions and techniques used in the Second Chance program.
  4. Discuss three or more skills-based psychotherapies that leverage social learning and behavioral principles provided in the Second Chance program.

Register

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Zoom webinar.

Accreditation Statement: Silver Hill Hospital is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement: Silver Hill Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

NASW/Connecticut Statement: This program has been approved for 1.5 Continuing Education Credit Hours by the National Association of Social Workers, CT and meets the continuing education criteria for CT Social Work Licensure renewal. Approval also meets the continuing education criteria for CT LMFTs, LPCs, and licensed psychologists.

New York Social Worker Statement: Silver Hill Hospital is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0728. This program is approved for 1.5 contact hours.

New York Psychologist Statement: Silver Hill Hospital is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0227. This program is approved for 1.5 contact hours.

Disclosure: No one in control of content has indicated a relevant financial relationship with an ACCME defined commercial interest.