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When it comes to serious mental illness (SMI), so many of us were taught that medication is the biggest part of the solution.
No matter the prescription though, most of your clients still seem to struggle when it comes to building social skills and interacting with others.
You need a plan to help them thrive in the workplace, make new friends, start dating or improve existing relationships, just to name a few. That’s where senior psychologist specialist from the California Department of State Hospitals, Dr. Megan Pollock, can help! Dr. Pollock is certified in Social Skills Training (SST) and has trained many clinicians just like you to use social skills to treat persons with serious mental illness.
She has assembled a user-friendly guide based on SST and Cognitive Behavioral Social Skills Training (CBSST) that will afford you the skills to work in a much more effective manner with persons diagnosed with a psychotic disorder.
You’ll come away from this training with:
Don’t miss this opportunity to expand your clinical skillset and help your most serious clients find the connections and relationships they desire.
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**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.
Dr. Megan Pollock, is a senior psychologist specialist and forensic needs assessment psychologist at California Department of State Hospitals (DSH) in the newly developed enhanced treatment program, which provides an enhanced level of care for the most aggressive patients in the state. Dr. Pollock is certified in Social Skills Training (SST) for schizophrenia and was supervised directly by the developer of Cognitive Behavioral Social Skills Training (CBSST) during her time as a therapist in the active research trial of Combined Oxytocin and Cognitive Behavioral Social Skills Training (CBSST) for Social Dysfunction with Schizophrenia. During her time at DSH, Dr. Pollock has given several trainings on social skills in treating persons with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders and authored the social skills section of California’s DSH diversion guidelines.
Financial: Dr. Megan Pollock maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Megan Pollock has no relevant non-financial relationships.
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