Working with Clients Experiencing a First Episode of Psychosis: Considerations for Prescribers

Description:  Nationally, there is growing interest in understanding best practices for meeting the needs of persons during an initial episode of psychosis. This webinar is designed to address issues including:  the scientific background for first episode treatment; the framework for medication treatment; approaches to client engagement for this target population; strategies to treat the initial psychotic episode and keep people well; choosing the proper medications and their dose; applying research evidence into what is prescribed; and assessment and tools/supports for prescribers to make the best treatment decisions. 

Presenter:  Delbert Robinson, MD.  

Dr. Robinson is a Professor of Molecular Medicine & Psychiatry at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, and he is also an Associate Investigator with the Center for Psychiatric Neuroscience at the Zucker Hillside Hospital in New York City.  He has worked extensively on the RAISE Navigate model from the on-set, and he has provided medical consults to physicians around the country on the topic of treating persons with a first episode of psychosis.