View Dr. Sarah Kopelovich's presentation given on March 4, 2021, as part of the UW Psychiatry and Addictions Case Conference series (UW PACC). Learning objectives:
- Review updated facts and figures concerning psychosis outcomes to enable more accurate psychoeducation.
- Review key considerations relevant to differential diagnosis in a primary care setting.
- Review core practical skills for a clinical encounter of any nature.
- Learn high-yield behavioral interventions and the steps to skill building.
About the UW PACC Series
The UW Psychiatry and Addictions Case Conference series (UW PACC) is a free, weekly teleconference that connects Washington community providers with UW Medicine psychiatrists and addictions experts. Any community providers (physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and mental health professionals) in Washington State are welcome to join the weekly teleconference. This series includes both an educational presentation on an addictions or psychiatry topic and case presentations where providers who participate receive feedback and recommendations for their patients. UW PACC sessions take place Thursdays from 12:00 to 1:30 PM Pacific.
Modeled after the University of New Mexico's Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes), the three main aims of UW PACC are:
- Train the fellows to deliver a regional peer learning and support network for treating mental health and addictions across the state of Washington
- Expand the mental health and addictions care capacity of health care professionals in remote, underserved areas of Washington
- Offer telehealth resource support to build the confidence and skills of providers who care for patients with mental and behavioral health conditions
Sarah Kopelovich, PhD, is a forensically-trained, licensed clinical psychologist at the University of Washington School of Medicine, based at Harborview Medical Center. Dr. Kopelovich is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and holds a Professorship in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis. Her research aims to enhance implementation and dissemination strategies for psychosocial interventions indicated for individuals with Psychotic Spectrum Disorders. She leads the only CBT for psychosis Provider Network in the country, which has received continual state funding since 2015. She regularly conducts workshops, seminars, and professional consultation across the country for mental health practitioners in CBT for psychosis (CBTp) and CBTp-informed care; Coordinated Specialty Care for First Episode Psychosis and Assertive Community Treatment; and diagnostic, suicide, and violence risk assessment. Dr. Kopelovich is one of the founding faculty with the Northwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center.