Early Psychosis

  • 'An Introduction to Early Psychosis and the EPPIC Model'

    $55.00 AUD Including GST

    This module provides the rationale and principles of early psychosis and the Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre (EPPIC) model, as well as providing a good insight into why early detection and intervention are important and how the EPPIC model operates. It will be the basis on which to develop further knowledge and skills related to working clinically with young people experiencing a first episode of psychosis and their families and friends.

  • 'Introduction to Case Formulation in Early Psychosis'

    $55.00 AUD Including GST

    This module addresses case formulation in early psychosis. Participants will work through the evidence base associated with case formulation, the aetiological case formulation concept, challenges inherent in this approach and practical advice on case formulation for young people with first episode psychosis.

  • 'Introduction to Biopsychosocial Assessment in Early Psychosis'

    $55.00 AUD Including GST

    This module explores the perspectives of young people and their families, and how to take this into account during initial and ongoing biopsychosocial assessment. Progressing through the module, the principles of assessment in early psychosis are discussed, with particular focus on developmental issues and concludes by discussing the ambiguity surrounding initial presentation in early psychosis.

  • 'Assessment in Practice in Early Psychosis'

    $55.00 AUD Including GST

    This module explores practically the skills required to apply the key concepts, knowledge and attitudes that early psychosis clinicians need to undertake successful assessments with young people. It also looks at the practical aspects of implementing a biopsychosocial assessment, the key aims and how to apply these skills to a clinical scenario.

  • 'Family Work in Early Psychosis: An Introduction'

    $55.00 AUD Including GST

    This module explores a framework for family work in early psychosis that takes into account the needs of families and significant others to best support the young person in their life. Progressing through the module, the principles of family work in early psychosis are discussed along with the key challenges that impact on families and how these can impede the delivery of family work in practice. A framework for effective family work in early psychosis is explored, and draws on the experience of family members, young people and experts to explore family work within an early psychosis treatment framework.

  • 'Family Work: Targeted Interventions in Early Psychosis'

    $55.00 AUD Including GST

    This module provides specific skill-based interventions and is designed to help early psychosis services incorporate family work into their overall approach to working with early psychosis in young people. Participants will reflect on how to use their prior knowledge of the principles of practice and the EPPIC family work pyramid framework in their practice. The challenges and how this may lead to barriers with families, along with developing skills in providing targeted family interventions are worked through with the use of clinical scenarios.

  • 'Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Early Psychosis'

    $55.00 AUD Including GST

    This module introduces the cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) model and outlines the rationale for using CBT with young people experiencing early psychosis. It demonstrates some core cognitive behavioural techniques and outlines the common co-morbid difficulties that are experienced by young people with first episode psychosis. The model is applied to clinical examples, common co-morbid difficulties are described and the challenges of using the CBT model with young people are reflected upon.

  • 'Home Based Care and Outreach in Early Psychosis'

    $55.00 AUD Including GST

    This module explores home based care and outreach in early psychosis, including the rationale, the use of this intervention across all phases of psychosis, understanding the decision making process, understanding the challenges and applying this knowledge to case scenarios. The issues surrounding home based care and outreach are appraised in the acute and non-acute phases of the illness, along with the qualities and skills that clinicians need in order to work confidently.

  • 'Engaging Young People with Early Psychosis'

    $55.00 AUD Including GST

    This module will provide participants with an overview of the theory underpinning engagement in the therapeutic relationship. It will provide opportunity to develop more specific skills to build a useful therapeutic alliance with the young person and their family in treatment. It focuses on a young person's engagement with the service, the therapeutic relationship with the treating team (specifically the case manager/coordinator) and how engagement is the key to active and collaborative work. This module explores interventions to overcome potential barriers for effective engagement and provides opportunities to reflect and develop skills to manage fluctuations in the therapeutic relationship.

  • 'Comprehensive Assessment of at Risk Mental States in Early Psychosis'

    $55.00 AUD Including GST

    This module relates to understanding and using the comprehensive assessment of at risk mental states (CAARMS) tool. Participants can practice using the brief version of the CAARMS and review the theoretical background and underpinnings of ultra high risk (UHR) and at risk mental state (ARMS) concepts.