A Clinicians Guide to First Episode Psychosis for Latinx Youth: Continued Discussion

The Early First Episode Program at the University of New Mexico's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences provides multidisciplinary and recovery-oriented Coordinated Specialty Care to young adults experiencing a first episode of psychosis (FEP). Members of the Early team will review best practices for initial engagement, assessment, and family involvement, when working with Latinx youth experiencing psychosis for the first time. This presentation will also include discussion of potential similarities and differences in working with Latinx youth in different regions of the United States.


Who should attend? This is an intermediate-level training. This presentation will be targeted for clinicians from across disciplines who may encounter this population in their daily work (Psychiatrists, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Psychiatric PAs, PCPs, social workers, psychologists, school counselors, etc.)



About the presenter:

Mauricio Tohen, MD, DrPH, MBA Mauricio Tohen, MD, DrPH, MBA is tenured Professor and the Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center in Albuquerque NM, USA. Dr Tohen was born and raised in Mexico City. He earned his medical degree from the National University of Mexico and his Doctorate in Public Health (Epidemiology) from Harvard University (1988). His postdoctoral training included a residency in Psychiatry at the University of Toronto (1979-1982) where he also obtained a DPsych (Diploma) in Psychiatric Research, and a fellowship at McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Psychopharmacology (1982-1985). Dr Tohen also obtained an MBA degree from the Indiana University Kelly School of Business. Dr Tohen was the Clinical Director of the Bipolar and Psychotic Disorders Program at McLean Hospital (1988-1997). In 1997 he joined Lilly Research Laboratories where he reached the senior most scientific rank of Distinguished Lilly Scholar. From 2009-2013 he was the Head of the Division of Mood & Anxiety Disorders and the Krus Endowed Tenured Professor in Psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Centre at San Antonio. Dr Tohen has been recognized professionally, has received several grants and his work has been published in professional journals.




Dawn Halperin, LPCC CPRP Director/Senior Program Therapist, Early First Episode Program UNM HSC Dawn Halperin is a strengths-based psychotherapist in Albuquerque, NM. Dawn has worked as a clinician and director for several agencies serving different populations for the past 20 years and has been in private practice for over 15. Dawn is currently with the University of New Mexico’s Early First Episode Program serving as its director and lead clinician.




Starts: Jun 30, 2021 11:00 am
Ends: Jun 30, 2021 12:00 pm
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