The Experiences of Racially Diverse Families Navigating Pathways to Treatment for Early Psychosis

This webinar is presented through a partnership between PEPPNET and SMI Adviser to develop continuing education on a variety of topics related to early psychosis. 

This live presentation will take place on June 24, 2021


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Webinar Description

Pathways to care include a combination of positive and negative experiences that shape attitudes toward mental health services, and treatment outcomes and engagement in coordinated specialty care (CSC). Historically underserved, racially and ethnically diverse communities experience adverse pathways to CSC. Given some of the unique challenges that racially and ethnically diverse communities face, this webinar will take a deeper dive into understanding these experiences. We will explore relevant literature that highlights the experiences prior to CSC among racially and ethnically diverse families in the US and present findings on the impact of these prior experiences on treatment.

Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in Q&A.


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. Describe the challenges seeking coordinated specialty care among racially and ethnically diverse families.

2. Describe how prior experiences can impact engagement and decision-making in coordinated specialty care.

3. Identify ways to increase engagement in services among racially and ethnically diverse families. 

Target Audience

Peer Specialist/Peer Support Physician (Non-psychiatrist) Physician Assistant, Psychologist, Psychiatrist

Instructional Level

Introductory, Intermediate

Estimated Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 60 minutes
Program Start Date: June 24, 2021
Program End Date: June 24, 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

Faculty and Planner Disclosures


Oladunni Oluwoye, PhD, CHES

Dr. Oladunni Oluwoye is an Assistant Professor in the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University and the Co-Director of Washington State Center of Excellence in Early Psychosis. She serves as one of the lead evaluators for New Journeys, a network comprised of 11 coordinated specialty care programs in Washington State. Overall, her research is focused on improving the pathways to care for the Black/African American community and family engagement in coordinated specialty care, reducing racial and ethnic inequities in mental health service utilization, and improving services for individuals with co-occurring substance use disorders and serious mental illness. Dr. Oluwoye 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