Helping Individuals with a Recent Onset Psychosis Thrive: Tips on Supported Education
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Many individuals who develop a first episode of psychosis in their teens or early 20s experience a disruption in their education. Many still have scholarly and professional aspirations. While evidence-based interventions to assist these individuals in obtaining and maintaining employment are available, the development of formal educational support has lagged behind. This webinar will focus on supported education, as it has evolved in the RAISE-ETP NAVIGATE program. The challenges of four groups of students will be addressed—high schoolers, college students, graduate students, and those interested in obtaining a GED or technical training. Relevant research will be reviewed, and overarching principles to guide interventions with students recovering from a recent experience of psychosis will be presented. Practical tips and resources will also be offered.

This SMI Adviser/APA activity was developed with assistance from the Psychosis-Risk and Early Psychosis Program Network (PEPPNET).


Recorded webinar, non-interactive, self-paced distance learning activity with post-test.

This presentation was recorded on January 28, 2021.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe recent research findings on the benefits of supported education in recent onset psychosis. 
  • Identify at least 4 accommodations that have been used in Individual Education Plans (IEP)s to help high schoolers living with psychosis successfully graduate. 
  • Outline at least 3 strategies to address cognitive challenges that can impair academic performance in psychosis. 

Target Audience

Counselor, Psychiatrist, Psychologist,  Peer Specialist/Peer Support

Instructional Level


Estimate Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 1.0 hour
Program Start Date: January 28, 2021 
Program End Date: January 28, 2027

Ongoing Interdisciplinary Discussion Board

After completing the course, engage with colleagues in the mental health field through SMI Adviser's Webinar Roundtable Topics discussion board. This is an easy way to network and share ideas with other clinicians who participate in this webinar. Access through the discussion tab.  

How to Earn Credit

Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, CE credit for psychologists, or a certificate of participation may do so by completing all sections of the course, including viewing the full video and submitting an evaluation. A multiple-choice quiz is provided based on the content. A passing score of 75% must be achieved. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians), CE certificate (psychologists), or certificate of participation (other disciplines) showing the completion date and hours/credits 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 activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The American Psychiatric Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. American Psychiatric Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Continuing education requirements vary from state to state. Many state boards grant reciprocity with national accrediting organizations and other state boards. It is the responsibility of each professional to understand the requirements for license renewal or check with the state or national licensing board and/or professional organization to become more familiar with their policies for acceptable continuing education credit. Social workers and Psychologists should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.

Faculty and Planner Disclosures


  • Shirley M. Glynn, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist who received her Ph.D. in clinical/social psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She joined the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System at West Los Angeles to begin a program of research on psychosocial interventions in 1987. Her research highlights the critical importance of the environment in recovery from a serious psychiatric illness such as schizophrenia, bipolar illness, and PTSD. Dr. Glynn is also a key member of the national NAVIGATE training team, where she has overseen the training and consultation offered on supported employment and education in first episode psychosis in 20 states. She also conducts psychosocial research on several interventions on serious mental illness, including cognitive-behavioral therapy for psychosis, and oversees the national training and dissemination of evidence-based family interventions for the VA.


  • Teri Brister, PhD, LPC, National Alliance on Mental Illness. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Amy N. Cohen, PhD, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Tristan Gorrindo, MD, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Judith Dauberman, PhD, Stanford University. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Teri Brister, PhD, LPC, National Alliance on Mental Illness. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests. (Reviewed on 1/9/2024)
  • John Torous, MD, MBI, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests. (Reviewed on 1/9/2024)
  • Amy N. Cohen, PhD, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests. (Reviewed on 12/21/2023)

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Funding for SMI Adviser was made possible by Grant No. SM080818 from SAMHSA of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by, SAMHSA/HHS or the U.S. Government.
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