Culture of Mental Illness: Sensemaking of Psychosis and Recovery
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Availability
On-Demand
Expires on Mar 15, 2024
Credit Offered
1 CME Credit
1 Psych CE Credit
1 SW CE Credit
1 COP Credit

Psychiatry, and healthcare in general, has struggled for decades to address racial inequities, including the dismantling of structural racism, as called for in a series of articles as early as 1970 in the American Journal of Psychiatry, "to create new and powerful antiracism mechanisms that will operate continuously and publicly throughout the country in all aspects of the psychiatric care system," (Sabshin, Wilkerson, 1970). The recommendations of over 50 years ago are still relevant today (Shim, 2020) as global protests and demands to end systemic racism after the killing of George Floyd (Oluwoye, Anglin, 2020) and the increasing evidence that some racial and ethnic minority groups are being disproportionately affected by COVID-19 (CDC, 2020). An area of racial equity work is to improve our understanding of culture as meaning making (Fornäs J. 2017), along with improving our capacity to engage each other's sensemaking of psychosis, recovery, health, and well-being. This is a critical area for those of us with lived experience of extreme states of perception to directly inform. This workshop will offer an opportunity to hear perspectives from three different people diagnosed with psychotic disorders and working with young people in early psychosis programs about the intersections of how they make meaning of psychosis and recovery, and support others, in the context of race, culture, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Format

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

This presentation was recorded on November 12, 2020 at the virtual conference, Third National Conference on Advancing Early Psychosis Care in the United States: Addressing Inequities - Race, Culture, and COVID. 

Learning Objectives

  • Define racism and antiracism as social determinants of health.
  • Identify 1-2 additional social determinants of health that impact racial inequities in health outcomes.
  • Identify 2-3 strategies for engaging a person and family's sensemaking of psychosis and recovery.
  • Identify 1-2 cultural and social factors that may affect a person or family's choices or levels of engagement in early psychosis programs.

Outline

  • Social determinates of health
  • Sensemaking of psychosis and recovery
  • Cultural and social factors that impact engagement in care

Target Audience

Psychologists, Social Workers, and Other Mental Health Professionals

Instructional Level

Introductory, Intermediate

Estimate Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 1.0 hour
Program Start Date: March 15, 2021 
Program End Date: March 15, 2024

How to Earn Credit

Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, CE credit for psychologists, CE credit for social workers, or a certificate of participation may do so by completing all sections of the course, including viewing the full video (≥60 minutes) 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), CE certificate (social workers), or certificate of participation (other disciplines) showing the completion date and hours/credits earned.

Continuing Education Credit

Physicians

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.

Psychologists

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.

Social Workers 

American Psychiatric Association, provider #1743, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. American Psychiatric Association maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 05/18/2020-05/18/2021 and 05/18/2021-05/18/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 (clinical) continuing education credits.

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

Instructors

  • Chacku Mathai is an Indian-American who became involved in consumer/survivor/ex-patient advocacy and peer support when he was 15 years old. Chacku's personal experiences with racism, xenophobia, racialized trauma, suicide attempts, and disabling mental health and substance use conditions, including psychosis as a youth and young adult, launched Chacku and his family towards a number of efforts to advocate for improved services, social conditions, and alternative supports in the community. He has since accumulated 35 years of experience in a variety of community service roles as well as international, national, statewide, and local board governance and executive leadership roles. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests. 
  • Danny Sosa is a certified peer specialist in the early intervention programs for teens and young adults offered by OnTrackNY and Northwell Health. As a former participant, Danny knows the program well. He draws on his personal journey of recovery to support youth who are currently coping with mental health challenges. "I wanted to share my experience if at all it would help other people get through the tough parts,"" he says. Danny routinely strives to combat fears and stigmas, encourage meaningful connections, and build community through one-on-one conversations and groups. Danny supports participants and families in English and Spanish. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Patrick Kaufmann is currently a Supported Education and Employment Peer Specialist with the Navigate Team at InterAct of Michigan in Kalamazoo. He has served at InterAct for 8 years and worked at a Clubhouse, as a Family Support Partner, and as director of a small non-profit. He has utilized his personal experience as someone in recovery who was diagnosed with a psychosis related illness to support his peers and influence systems. Patrick has experience planning events and conferences, creating and implementing recovery programs, and leading peers in Kalamazoo and nationally in peer-run initiatives. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.

Program Planners

  • Steven Adelsheim, M.D. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Catherine Adams, L.M.S.W., A.C.S.W., C.A.A.D.C. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Susan T. Azrin, Ph.D.  Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Iruma Bello, Ph.D.  Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Gary Michael Blau, M.S., Ph.D.  Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Teri S. Brister, Ph.D., L.P.C.  Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Nybelle An-Vi Caruso, B.S.  Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Amy N. Cohen, Ph.D.  Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Robert O. Cotes, M.D.  Dr. Cotes discloses the following relationships: Consultant: Saladax Biomedical, American Psychiatric Association Grant/Research: Ostuka, Lundbeck, Roche, Alkermes
  • Judith Dauberman, M.A., Ph.D.  Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Steven P. Dettwyler, Ph.D.  Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Lisa B. Dixon, M.D., M.P.H.  Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Melissa Edmondson Smith, Ph.D.  Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Chantel Garrett. Ms. Garrett discloses the following relationships: Stock: Invitae, stockholder Livongo, stockholder Color, private equity holder Consultant: Maine Health Northwell Health One Mind Grant/Research: One Mind National Institute of Health
  • Tristan Gorrindo, M.D.  Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Kate Hardy, ClinPsych.D.  Ms. Hardy discloses the following relationships: Consultant: SME for Click Therapeutics
  • Robert K. Heinssen, Ph.D., A.B.P.P. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Brian Hepburn, M.D.  Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Patrick Kaufmann, B.S.  Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Sherin Khan, L.C.S.W. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Steven R. Lopez, Ph.D. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Ted Lutterman.  Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Tushita Mayanil, M.D.  Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Ryan Melton, Ph.D.  Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Oladunni Oluwoye , Ph.D.  Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Abram Rosenblatt, Ph.D.  Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • David L. Shern, Ph.D.  Dr. Shern discloses the following relationships: Grant/Research: Through my employment at NASMHPD, I co-chair the dissemination function of the Early Psychosis Intervention network as part of the national data coordinating center at Westat. Westat was awarded the coordinating center grant by NIMH Other: serve on the Board of Livanta

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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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