Course Overview

Welcome to the FPE video course on Schizophrenia.  This course consists of three videos, each with an accompanying quiz, and a final exam.  By watching each video, and taking each corresponding quiz, you'll be learning modern technique and showing us your mastery of the topic. 

This course will be updated in the near future to address current accessibility standards. If you are unable to access the content in this section, please contact the imp support team for assistance.

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Credit Hours: MCBAP-R (1.0) MCBAP-S (0.0) Mi-CEC (0.0)
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Topics Covered

Connecting Biology to Schizophrenia. 

This course has been designed to provide Behavioral Health Professionals with an in-depth understanding of how biology connects to mood disorders. This course will specifically target schizophrenia in clients and provide a background into why some of your clients attribute the symptoms and behaviors they do. 

Communicating the Potential Causes and Symptoms.

The course experts that designed this specific course want to stress to direct care workers that you are not alone in the support of your clients. This course will provide evidence-based best practices for communicating with your clients' support systems the potential causes and symptoms they should be aware of in regards to schizophrenia.

Triggers to Be Aware of.

In using your larger support network, certain triggers with your clients will arise that are important to be aware of. This course will provide examples of common pitfalls that you may face when working with clients and their extended support system. 

Using Your Support System.

The course experts provide tips on extending the support of your clients receive by embracing the family psychoeducation model. By clearly communicating the treatment plans to your clients at home support network, you build a team that extends past what you, as a direct care worker, can do alone. 

Additional Considerations

You may also benefit from Person-Centered Planning or the Motivational Interviewing modules.


Course Objectives

  • Understand the characteristics and potential symptoms of Schizophrenia.
  • Understand how to communicate potential causes and symptoms to the families of your clients.
  • Identify potential other triggers or areas that may cause additional stress in your client.
  • Using families to build relationships and build trust.

What People Are Saying

I enjoyed this module as we got to hear from providers and consumers regarding how programming differs from other supports/services. I have been working in this field for many years and this video was extremely helpful as a reminder to me.

- Tess G.