Cross Cutting Hallucinatory Experiences Across Diagnostic Spectrums in Early Psychosis Clients

This live presentation will take place on May 27, 2021


Register in advance for this webinar:

Credits: CME:1.0, Psychology CE:1.0 Participation:1.0

Format: Live interactive webinar

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Webinar Description

This webinar will explore the early psychosis literature, lived experience, and professional observation of the diversity of hallucinatory experiences in early psychosis work. We will look at qualities to hallucinations as they relate to non-psychotic and psychotic experiences and ultimately diagnostic labels with treatment recommendations.


FREE - $0

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by Grant No. 1H79SM080818-01 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify examples of hallucinations that are attenuated, fully psychotic and psychotic-like.
  2. Describe appropriate diagnostic impressions given the client's hallucinatory experience.
  3. Summarize guidelines around treatment approaches based on the quality of the hallucinatory experience.


Target Audience

Nurse/Nurse Practitioner Peer Specialist/Peer Support Physician (Non-psychiatrist) Physician Assistant Psychologist

Instructional Level

Introductory, Intermediate

Estimated Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 65-70 minutes
Program Start Date: May 27th, 2021
Program End Date: May 27th, 2021

Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in Q&A. Full attendance is required to receive CE credits. No partial credit is awarded.

How to Earn Credit

Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, CE credit for psychologists, or a certificate of participation may do so by attending the live presentation and completing the evaluation. Participants claiming CE credit for psychologists must attend the full presentation to claim credit. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians), CE certificate (psychologists), or certificate of participation (other professions) showing the event date and hours earned.

Continuing Education Credit


The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The APA designates this live event for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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

Faculty and Planner Disclosures


Ryan Melton, Ph.D.

Dr. Melton earned his Ph. D. in 2012 from Oregon State University. In addition to acting as Dean of the School of Psychology and Counseling at Bushnell, Dr. Melton is the clinical director of the EASA Center for Excellence at Oregon Health Sciences University where he provides clinical consultation and training to early intervention with mental illness to programs nationwide. Dr. Melton has published multiple papers and textbook chapters and has presented at multiple conferences. Dr. Melton’s research focus is on the impact of interventions with individuals experiencing early schizophrenia, engagement strategies, effective treatment and reducing duration of untreated psychosis. Dr. Melton is certified is providing training for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Feedback Informed Treatment, using the Structured Interview for DSM 5 disorders (SCID) and one of seven in the world certified to train clinicians in the use of the Structured Interview for Psychosis Risk Syndromes (SIPS).

Dr. Melton also has a private practice in which he supervises mental health clinicians for licensure and provides training on diagnosis and evidenced based mental health practices. He is a strong advocate for the health care needs for individuals with mental illness. Dr. Melton reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.


· Teri Brister, PhD, LPC, National Alliance on Mental Illness. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests. 

· Amy N. Cohen, PhD, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.

· Tristan Gorrindo, MD, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.

· Judith Dauberman, PhD, Stanford University. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.

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Hardware/Software Requirements

Supported operating systems

·         macOS X with macOS 10.7 or later

·         Windows 10

·         Windows 8 or 8.1

·         Windows 7

·         Windows Vista with SP1 or later

·         Windows XP with SP3 or later

·         Ubuntu 12.04 or higher

·         Mint 17.1 or higher

·         Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 or higher

·         Oracle Linux 6.4 or higher

·         CentOS 6.4 or higher

·         Fedora 21 or higher

·         OpenSUSE 13.2 or higher

·         ArchLinux (64-bit only)

Supported tablet and mobile devices

·         Surface PRO 2 running Win 8.1

·         Surface PRO 3 running Win 10

·         iOS and Android devices

·         Blackberry devices

Supported browsers

·         Windows: IE 11+,  Edge 12+, Firefox 27+,  Chrome 30+

·         Mac: Safari 7+, Firefox 27+,  Chrome 30+

·         Linux: Firefox 27+,  Chrome 30+