Online Course » SCH02 Schizophrenia: Neurodevelopment and the Etiology of Schizophrenia

Course Description:
The purpose of this module is to present a new first-break program that eases the cycle of hospitalization and lifetime disability that afflict mentally ill people.  
Course Objective:

After listening to and/or reading this interview, participants should be able to

  •  Understand the difference between the negative and positive symptoms of Schizophrenia.
  • Become familiar with the Diathesis Stress Model for understanding psychosis the etiology of Schizophrenia.
  • Understand what synaptic pruning is.
  • Recognize which psychotherapy model is most effective with schizophrenic patients.
  • Understand the role of inflammation in the etiology of Schizophrenia.

Intended Audience:
Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Addiction Therapists 
Author Bio:

Tia Dole, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and Program Director of On Track NY Program at the Mental Health Association of Westchester, N.Y.  She holds a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Fordham University, a master's degree in Developmental Psychopathology from Columbia University and a bachelor's degree in Psychology,Secondary Education and French from Carleton College. Her special ties include early psychosis, personality disorders and trauma.

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