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Strategies to Improve Supported Employment and Education Outcomes in Coordinated Specialty Care for First Episode Psychosis

Activity Type:

  • On Demand

Release Date: 3/26/2020

Expiration Date: 3/1/2021

  • AMA PRA Category 1: 1
  • Participation: 1
  • Psychologist CE: 1



Coordinated specialty care (CSC) for first episode psychosis (FEP) typically includes supported employment/education (SEE), which builds on the evidence-based individual placement and support (IPS) intervention and data base.  There have now been several randomized controlled trials and demonstration projects supporting the efficacy of SEE; however, a sizable minority of CSC participants are not engaged in employment, education, or training (NEET).   The presentation will focus on discussion of the ways to meet the needs of NEET CSC participants. Strategies for improving SEE outcomes, including more carefully attending to pre-morbid role functioning and variations in interest in work during CSC program participation, as well as careful assessment of personal views of the relative value of work and societal engagement  in addition to a specific focus on addressing perceived barriers to work/school (which are often conceptualized as “motivational deficits”) will be offered.

This activity was developed in partnership with the Psychosis-Risk and Early Psychosis Program Network (PEPPNET).


FREE - $0

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by Grant No. 1H79SM080818-01 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. 

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the data supporting the benefits of SEE participation in CSC programs
  • Utilize a systematic strategy to continue to monitor changes in instrumental role activity (work or school) interest in CSC NEET participants as they progress in the program.
  • Detail at least 3 barriers which NEET CSC participants might perceive to engaging in instrumental role activity (work or school)
  • Outline at least two strategies for addressing perceived barriers to instrumental role activity (work or school) in NEET CSC participants


Target Audience

Psychiatrist, Counselor, Psychologist

Instructional Level


Estimated Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 1.0 hour 
Program Start Date: March 26, 2020
Program End Date: March 1, 2021

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 the evaluation. A multiple choice quiz is provided based on the content. A passing score of 75% 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), CE certificate (psychologists), or certificate of participation (other disciplines) 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 live event 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. The American Psychiatric Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Faculty and Planner Disclosures


  • Shirley M. Glynn, Ph.D, is a Research Psychologist at David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Glynn's research is grounded in the critical importance of the family environment in recovery from psychiatric illnesses like schizophrenia and bipolar illness. Dr. Glynn reports no relationships or conflicts of interest related to the subject matter of this presentation. 


  • 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.

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Optimal System Configuration

  • Browser: Firefox (latest version), Internet Explorer 8.0+, Safari 7.0+, Microsoft Edge (latest version) or Google Chrome (latest version)
  • Operating System: Windows XP+ or Mac OS X 10.4+
  • Flash Player: Adobe Flash Player 10.3+ 
  • Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher

Minimum Requirements

  • Windows PC: 500-MHz Pentium II; Windows XP or higher; 128 MB RAM; Video Card at least 64MB of video memory; Macromedia Flash Player 10.3 or higher; Sound Card at least 16-bit; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content
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