The Second National Conference on Advancing Early Psychosis Care in the United States

October 2nd, 2019
New York City

The Second National Conference on Advancing Early Psychosis Care in the United States: The Complexities of Real-World Care, was held in New York City on October 2nd, 2019. PEPPNET (Psychosis-Risk and Early Psychosis Program Network), in partnership with The American Psychiatric Association (APA), The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and the Serious Mental Illness (SMI) Adviser, brought together mental health clinicians, policymakers, and those with lived experienced in recovery for a day of speakers, workshops, and panel presentations focused on the care and treatment of individuals who are either at clinical high risk for psychosis, or in the early stages, or first episode of psychosis.

As a pre-conference to the IPS Mental Health Services Conference (October 3rd -6th) this one-day conference addressed topics such as challenges and opportunities in delivering coordinated specialty care (CSC), best practices in delivering culturally competent CSC, the relationship between cannabis use and first episode psychosis, and strategies for financing first episode psychosis care. Participants also learned about challenges and successes in delivering programs for individuals who are at clinical high risk for psychosis, and more.

We were delighted to have as our conference keynote speakers Lisa Dixon, M.D., Columbia University Department of Psychiatry, who spoke on moving early psychosis intervention from research to on-the-ground community practice, and Dost Ongur, M.D., from Harvard Medical School, who spoke on first episode affective psychosis.


Continuing Education Credit Offered for the Early Psychosis Conference


The American Psychiatry Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The APA designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

To earn credit and receive a CME certificate, complete the online evaluation by January 6, 2020.


Psychologist Course Level: Intermediate

Psychologists may earn up to 7 CE credits. Credit is provided per session. Psychologists may claim credit only for the pre-conference sessions attended in full.

The American Psychiatric Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The American Psychiatric Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

To earn credit and receive a CE certificate: 1) Complete and submit the Psychologist Attendance Credit Log Form to the American Psychiatric Association session monitor at the end of the pre-conference. 2) Complete the online evaluation for psychologists by January 6, 2020.

Certificate of Participation (other disciplines):

Participants of other disciplines will have the opportunity to receive a certificate of attendance.

To earn a certificate of participation, complete the online evaluation by January 6, 2020.

For session descriptions, presenter bios, disclosures and more, click here