EPLC: Psychosis Informed Care in Community Outpatient Settings-Increasing Engagement & Insight when Working with Individuals who Experience Psychosis

This webinar will provide tips for increasing engagement and understanding insight when working with individuals who experience psychosis. Some of the learning goals of this webinar include:

  • Understanding some of the common barriers to engagement in treatment for individuals who experience psychosis
  • Learning strategies for building rapport and trust with clients whose symptoms may interfere with having insight about their condition
  • Developing a deeper understanding of the role of empathy for the individual’s experience and validation of their values when fostering engagement and therapeutic progress
  • Discussing important cultural and ethical considerations to keep in mind when working with individuals who struggle with developing insight into their psychotic symptoms

About the Presenters:

Emily Kline is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine and the Director of Psychological Services in the Wellness and Recovery After Psychosis (WRAP) Program at Boston Medical Center. She is an expert in adolescent and young adult development, emerging psychotic disorders, and serious mental illness. She has published over 40 peer reviewed papers and several book chapters on psychosis prediction, detection, diagnosis, and treatment. Her current research focuses on improving communication between parents and youth and increasing access to high quality mental health treatment for young people in distress. Dr. Kline authored The School of Hard Talks: How to Have Real Conversations with Your (Almost Grown) Kids (2023) as well as a The School of Hard Talks Online which is an online course for parents who are hoping to learn to improve their communication with their teens.

Jenny Lancet MS, MBA is a Peer Support Specialist with the WRAP Program at Boston Medical Center. She provides one-on-one support by assisting others in their own journeys of recovery through sharing her own experiences and promoting hope that recovery is possible. In her spare time she enjoys photographing the city.


This webinar is part of a series on "Psychosis Informed Care in Community Outpatient Settings" geared towards clinicians working in outpatient settings with clients who present with a variety of mental health conditions including psychotic disorders (e.g., schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, or mood disorder with psychotic features). This series will answer some common questions about working with individuals who experience psychosis and their families including role plays and/or case discussions of common challenges.

Starts: Apr 29, 2024 2:00 pm
Ends: Apr 29, 2024 3:00 pm
Registration Deadline
April 29, 2024
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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