South Southwest MHTTC First Episode Psychosis Conference 2024


The mission of the South Southwest MHTTC First Episode Psychosis (FEP) Conference 2024 is to bring together stakeholders with a commitment to improving and growing FEP services in the HHS Region 6 South Southwest area of the United States.

Our 2024 theme, Pausing with Purpose: Guiding FEP Care with Human Connection, focuses on the crucial role of human connection in effective FEP care. The theme underscores the importance of fostering genuine relationships among those involved in FEP care, including team members, young people in services, family and other supporters, as well as connecting with ourselves.

The theme also acknowledges the importance of intentionally pausing. There are challenges to building genuine connections in fast-paced and often oppressive systems and this conference highlights the power of the deliberate slowing of processes and interactions to deepen our connections.

We place particular emphasis in understanding oppression and advancement related to diversity in perspective, including incorporating lived experiences, marginalized or minoritized groups, and special attention to race, ethnicity, class, urbanicity, and language.

We invite those committed to transforming FEP care, including providers, researchers, and those with lived experience, to join us for the South Southwest MHTTC FEP conference. Let’s pause and reflect on how being in a relationship can drive FEP care. 


There's no cost to join us at the South Southwest MHTTC FEP Conference. Hope to see you there!



We've got an amazing comprehensive agenda that will help you make the most out of your experience. You can explore all the speakers, topics, and sessions to tailor your learning journey. Just click below to check out the full agenda.

Welcome to the First Episode Psychosis Virtual Conference. This is where top experts come together to share their knowledge on early intervention and treatment strategies.


Is this event in-person or virtual?

This conference is a virtual event.  When you register you’ll receive a zoom link to participate online.  We will be hosting this on a Zoom Webinar platform. 

What will be included in the event? 

You can view the agenda details on the Agenda page.  

This event will include keynotes, panels, and participatory activities. There will be an opportunity after every keynote and panel to ask questions directly of the speaker(s).  Some highlights of the conference (outside of our great line-up of presenters)  will be our participatory activities.  These will allow attendees to collaborate and share ways to connect more as individuals and teams.  As we are hoping to create a liberating exchange of ideas from different perspectives, we are asking that all conference attendees participate in these exercises. 

Are CEUs offered for this event? 

Yes!  Attendees can earn up to 10.5 CEUs for participating in this conference.  Below is the list of licenses covered:

  • Social Work
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
  • Mental Health Peer Specialist (MHPS)
  • Recovery Support Peer Specialist (RSPS)
  • Re-Entry Peer Specialist (JI-RPS)
  • Peer Specialist Supervisor (PSS)
  • Certified Family Partner (CFP)

For details, see the CEU page HERE

What if I experience technical difficulties during the conference?

Please contact our staff with any issues you encounter.  We will work to assist you with getting into the conference.  You can reach our team by emailing:  [email protected] 

How do I request an accommodation(s) if needed for the conference? 

You can request accommodations when you complete your conference registration or feel free to email our team at [email protected] and let us know what accommodations you need for your conference experience to be successful.  We ask that you share this information with us by May 6th. 

Do I need a Zoom account to join?

Can I use AI as a tool during the conference?

Because of security and privacy reasons, we will not be allowing AI into the conference. 

When will I get my CEU certificate?

Conference attendees will receive a certificate noting the total number of CEUs they earned during the conference. CEU Certificates will be sent via email with a downloadable and personalized certificate approximately 3 weeks after the conclusion of the conference.


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