November 2, 2023: 12th Donald C. Goff, M.D., Lecture in Schizophrenia
Prediction and Prevention for Youth at High Risk for Psychosis
This lecture will give an overview of the latest findings in the area of early identification and intervention for psychosis, specifically covering prediction, hypothesized mechanisms of onset, and intervention. I will highlight recent findings regarding clinical and biological predictors of conversion to psychosis. I will then discuss a new large-scale global initiative, focused on the development of biomarkers to improve success in treatment development. Lastly, I will discuss promising findings regarding psychosocial interventions in youth at clinical high risk for psychosis.
This program is intended for: Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Fellows, Residents, Interns and Nurses
Upon completion of the activity, participants will be able to:
- Explain the rationale for reducing duration of untreated psychosis
- Identify clinical predictors of psychotic disorder in high risk youth
- Assess how adding biological predictors improves the ability to predict psychosis outcome
Carrie Bearden, PhD
Carrie Bearden, PhD
Dr. Carrie Bearden received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and completed her clinical training at the San Diego VA Medical Center and UCSD Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Services. Dr. Bearden joined the UCLA faculty in 2003. Currently, she is a Professor in the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and Brain Research Institute, with a joint appointment in the Department of Psychology. Dr. Bearden’s research aims to understand neurobiological risk factors for the development of serious mental illness in youth, both in clinical high-risk cohorts (e.g., adolescents with early symptoms of psychosis), and in highly penetrant genetic conditions. Dr. Bearden is the Director of the UCLA Center for Assessment and Prevention of Prodromal States (CAPPS; https://www.cappsucla.org), a clinical research program for youth at high risk for developing psychosis. She is a Principal Investigator of the new international Accelerating Medicines Partnership – Schizophrenia (AMP-SCZ). She co-directs the Neurogenetics T32 Predoctoral Training Program within the UCLA Integrative Center for Neurogenetics.
Dr. Bearden is the Reviews Editor for Biological Psychiatry, and an Action Editor for Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging and Schizophrenia Bulletin. She is a Fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) and the Association for Psychological Science, and chairs the DSM-V Serious Mental Disorders Committee. Dr. Bearden has received numerous awards and honors, both for her research achievements and for teaching and mentorship, including the ACNP Joel Elkes Research Award, the A.E. Bennett Neuropsychiatric Research Award and George M Thompson Award for Distinguished Service from the Society of Biological Psychiatry, and the 33rd H.W. Magoun Annual Distinguished Lectureship from UCLA.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
McLean Hospital designates this Enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 Nursing Contact Hours
Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 13, sections 13, 14, 14A, 15 and 15D and Chapter 112, sections 74 through 81C authorize the Board of Registration in Nursing to regulate nursing practice and education.
This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00) for 1.00 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit. Advance practice nurses, please note: Educational activities which meet the requirements of the ACCME (such as this activity) count towards 50% of the nursing requirement for ANCC accreditation.
- 1.00 Participation
This course allows other providers to claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.
Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.
- 1.00 Psychologists CE Credit
The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
This offering meets the criteria for 1.00 Continuing Education (CE) credits per presentation for psychologists.
In support of improving patient care, MGH Institute of Health Professions is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
MGH Institute of Health Professions designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.
1.00 Nursing Contact Hours
MGH Institute of Health Professions designates this activity for 1.00 contact hours for nurses.
1.00 Social Workers
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, MGH Institute of Health Professions is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. MGH Institute of Health Professions maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.00 clock hours for continuing education credits.
1.00 IPCE Credit
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.