February 28, 2020 1p.m. – 4p.m.
This CEU course will introduce participants to the lived experience of being psychotic and will introduce and dispel or clarify several common cultural myths and misconceptions about psychotic experience. Comorbid factors impacting recovery will be discussed, including the problems of homelessness and substance abuse. The unique risk profile of paranoia will be examined. Participants will learn about the history of institutionalization as a cultural phenomenon and become literate about ways of caring for psychosis in other cultures and throughout history. The advantages and disadvantages of viewing psychosis through a medical model lens will be considered. Participants will learn about, and learn to use, contact reflections. The course may include supplemental opportunities for learning including, but not limited to, panel discussions, video simulations, and role-play opportunities.