Compassion-Focused Support for Staff in Early Psychosis Services
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On-Demand
Expires on May 03, 2025
Credit Offered
1 CME Credit
1 Psych CE Credit
1 SW CE Credit
1 COP Credit

The emerging science and practice of Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT; Gilbert, 2009; 2010), with its roots in evolutionary psychology, attachment theory, and neuroscience, may offer a useful framework for approaching some of the challenges of working in early psychosis services, at each of the personal, professional, and organizational levels. In this presentation, we will start with an understanding of why compassion is important. The reality is that we just find ourselves here, in the flow of life, with a "tricky brain" that can cause all sorts of problems for ourselves, our colleagues and our systems. A lot of what happens in our minds is not our fault, but it is still up to us what we want to do about it. In this presentation, we will explore how our evolved minds can be orientated in certain ways depending on our social motives, and we will consider how orientating our minds towards compassion for self and others can bring a variety of positive benefits for mental health and well-being. We will learn some techniques and practices to help us cultivate compassion in our personal and professional lives, particularly for when things get tough around the issues we face with grief, isolation and loss.

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

  • Describe the concept of 'multiple selves.''
  • List the qualities of the 'compassionate self.''
  • Summarize the techniques for directing compassion to parts of us that are struggling.

Outline

  • The compassionate self
  • Compassion and healthcare staff
  • Compassion across the healthcare system

Target Audience

Psychologists, Social Workers, and Other Mental Health Professionals

Instructional Level

Introductory

Estimate Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 1.0 hour
Program Start Date: May 3, 2021 
Program End Date: May 3, 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

  • Charles Heriot-Maitland, Ph.D., D.ClinPsy., M.A., B.Sc., is a clinical psychologist, researcher and trainer at Balanced Minds (London and Edinburgh, UK). For the last five years, he has been researching the application of Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) for people in UK NHS services who are experiencing distress in relation to psychosis (as an MRC Research Fellow at King's College London and University of Glasgow, 2014-2019). He provides CFT therapy, supervision, consultation, and training. He has run over a hundred various compassion training workshops both nationally and internationally. Disclosures - Grant/Research: UK Medical Research Council (funded CFT research 2014-2019).

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

Reviewers

  • Teri Brister, PhD, LPC, National Alliance on Mental Illness. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests. (Reviewed on 4/23/2024)
  • John Torous, MD, MBI, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests. (Reviewed on 4/23/2024
  • Amy N. Cohen, Ph.D, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests. (Reviewed on 4/23/2024)
  • Sherin Khan, LCSW, Thresholds. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests. (Reviewed on 4/23/2024)

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Technical Requirements

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