Many individuals with serious mental illness, including young people with early psychosis, face serious neurocognitive and social cognitive challenges which compromise their daily functioning and quality of life. The evidence clearly shows that good cognitive abilities and skills are exactly what is needed for successful daily functioning. In fact, there are specific abilities such as concentration and verbal memory that are relevant to certain activities such as school and work performance. Social cognition, or thinking skills applied to social situations, such as emotion recognition, social cue perception, and understanding of another’s thoughts and intentions are related to social functioning. This webinar will enable participants to identify various neurocognitive and social cognitive abilities, describe how they are assessed, and explain their relationship to success in functional domains. Evidence-based approaches to remediation of these cognitive challenges will also be presented.
This activity was developed in partnership with the Psychosis-Risk and Early Psychosis Program Network (PEPPNET).
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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.
- Identify domains of neurocognition and social cognition that are related to community functioning
- Describe brief neurocognitive and social cognitive assessment tools
- List empirically-based treatment approaches used to improve neurocognitive and social cognitive skills
Counselor, Nurse/Nurse Practitioner, Peer Specialist/Peer Support, Psychiatrist, Psychologist
Estimated Time to Complete
Estimated Duration: 1.0 hour
Program Start Date: June 25, 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 enduring 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
- Joe Ventura, PhD, is a Senior Researcher responsible for all training and quality assurance functions, development, standardization, and refinement of the Center's diagnostic and psychiatric symptom assessment procedures for the UCLA, Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, Semel Institute. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- 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, PEPPNET, Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
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