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The Essentials of Schizophrenia (September 2024)

Event Date(s): Sep 3, 2024 - 12:00am to Oct 14, 2024 - 11:59pmAvailable Credits: 9.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 9.00 Nursing Contact Hours 9.00 Social Workers 9.00 Participation 9.00 Psychologists CE Credit Register For This Course

Course Details

Registration Deadline: September 17, 2024

The Essentials of Schizophrenia course will cover clinically relevant, high-yield information about schizophrenia across the entire course of illness. Specific lectures will include: The Prodrome: Can We Prevent Schizophrenia?, First Episode Schizophrenia, Psychopharmacological Treatment of Schizophrenia and the Role of Psychosocial Treatment in Schizophrenia. By the end of the course, registrants will understand how to recognize and treat schizophrenia, using both psychopharmacology and psychosocial treatments, across the course of illness.

The course includes an array of resources, videos and other materials to enhance the learning experience. All content and assignments can be completed at any time. Weekly call-in times allow faculty to hear and respond to questions directly, and an interactive discussion board lets participants post questions and interact with peers from across the United States and around the world. Plus, the course is accessible via desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet.

Course materials are available beginning on September 3, 2024  and all online course work must be completed by October 14, 2024.


Registration Deadline: September 17, 2024

Physicians and Doctoral-level Professionals: $445.00
Other Professionals: $345.00

Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be issued for cancellation requests made during the first week of the course, but an administrative fee of $25.00 will be deducted from your refund.  Cancellation requests made during the second week will receive a credit toward a future offering of the same course.  No refunds or credits will be granted after September 17, 2024.

Q&A with Faculty  Call in Number 866-906-9888 Participant Access Code 4051686

Week Start Date

Date of Q&A

Time of Q&A

      Faculty Name

Week 1: 9/3/2024

TBD3:00-3:30 PM EST

Abigail L. Donovan, MD

Week 2: 9/9/2024

TBD4:00-4:30 PM ESTAbigail L. Donovan, MD

Week 3: 9/16/2024

TBD8:30-9:00 AM EST

Manjola Van Alphen, MD, PhD

Week 4: 9/23/2024

TBD11:00-11:30 AM EST

Corinne Cather, PhD

Course Summary

Available Credits:9.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 9.00 Nursing Contact Hours 9.00 Social Workers 9.00 Participation 9.00 Psychologists CE Credit
Course Topic:Essentials, Schizophrenia
Course Format:Online CBT Course
Target Audience:

Psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurse practitioners and trainees who wish to enhance their knowledge about the presentation and management of schizophrenia.

Event Starts: Sep 3, 2024 - 12:00am
Event Ends: Oct 14, 2024 - 11:59pm
Cost: $445.00

Learning Objectives

By the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the various clinical presentations of schizophrenia
  • Describe the specific treatment goals for each phase of illness of schizophrenia
  • Utilize appropriate antipsychotic treatment for the various stages of illness of schizophrenia
  • Identify evidence-based psychosocial treatments for individuals with schizophrenia
  • List the principles of prevention in psychiatry
  • Identify a first episode of schizophrenia

We have a dedicated staff member who is available by phone 5 days per week between 8 am and 5 pm by calling 866-644-7792 or email at mghcme@mgh.harvard.edu. All inquiries will be dealt with in a timely  (within one business day) and professional manner. Requests for credits or refunds will be reviewed by the Director of the Division of Professional and Public Education, Massachusetts General Hospital. Please refer to our cancellation policy for additional information.”