Education, Special Education, and Accommodations for Students with Psychosis: Working with Youth, Families, Teachers, and Schools
The South Southwest MHTTC is pleased to host this event. In this webinar, clinical psychologist Dr. Jason Schiffman will provide information and tangible suggestions on how to effectively work with schools, families, and students on behalf of high school students with psychosis.
Guided in part by features shared between supported employment and supported education, the importance of schools in the well-being and recovery of a young person with psychosis will be highlighted. Schools have a variety of assets and limitations that will be discussed to help orient First Episode Psychosis (FEP) providers to effective strategies for supporting their youth and family.
Possible targets of action for providers include describing their role, reducing stigma against psychosis, providing psychoeducation, increasing safety (e.g., the threat of harm to self, bullying), instilling hope and optimism, developing a plan with the student and their family, and creating a team approach between all stakeholders. Federally mandated educational programs and regulations (e.g., IDEA, IEPs, 504s) will be discussed, along with relevant accommodations for students.
1.5 Continuing Education Units available.
Dr. Schiffman's Presentation: Slide Deck
Handout: Resources for Mental Health Providers on Understanding Accommodations in Schools
Dr. Schiffman earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Southern California. He is Professor and Director of Clinical Training within the Department of Psychological Science, University of California, Irvine. Dr. Schiffman previously founded and developed two clinical, research, and training programs serving people at clinical high-risk for psychosis. He has published over 180 scientific articles and procured $10M in grants. Dr. Schiffman is one of only three certified trainers of the SIPS in the US. His psychosis research refines the identification process of people at risk, elucidates the effects of psychosocial interventions, and uncovers mechanisms reducing stigma.