Online Treatment for Social Anxiety in First-Episode Psychosis (2 CE)
Course By: Tamara Avery, PsyD
Content By: McEnery, C., Lim, M. H., Knowles, A., Rice, S., Gleeson, J., Howell, S., Russon, P., Miles, C., D'Alfonso, S., and Alvarez-Jimenez, M. (2019). Development of a moderated online intervention to treat social anxiety in first-episode psychosis. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 10 (581), 1-12.
This course is for: Psychologists, Counselors, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
Course Description: Social anxiety disorder is a significant clinical problem for many individuals who are diagnosed with a psychotic disorder. Comorbid social anxiety with psychosis has been associated with poorer premorbid functioning, increased depression rates, and a reduction in life quality. An online social cognitive-behavioral intervention (EMBRACE) was designed to treat social anxiety symptoms in first-episode psychosis (FEP). Overall, the EMBRACE intervention afforded youth with an opportunity to practice skills, connect with others, and embrace their authentic selves.
- Review the literature pertaining to social anxiety symptoms in first-episode psychosis
- Consider the findings relative to the EMBRACE intervention in developing a safe online space
- Understand the statistical findings and the overall study results
- Evaluate the study limitations and suggested areas for future research
- Read and understand Development of a Moderated Online Intervention to Treat Social Anxiety in First-Episode Psychosis
- Review the Course Description and Learning Objectives
- Consider the comorbid social anxiety disorder symptoms and first-episode psychosis symptoms coupled with the statistical findings from the accompanying article
- Work through the post-test questions; answer selections should be derived from the respective article
- Return to the referenced article for any missed questions and/or to better understand the EMBRACE intervention for social anxiety symptom treatment in first-episode psychosis