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Building Social Skills for Clients with Serious Mental Illness: Moving Beyond Medication To Address Social Deficits


Speaker:
Megan Pollock, PhD
Duration:
6 Hours 13 Minutes
Copyright:
Jan 12, 2023
Publisher:
PESI Inc.
Product Code:
RNV059091
Media Type:
DVD - Also available: Digital Seminar

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Description

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:

  • Techniques to overcome social disinterest and defeatist beliefs
  • Role plays to build conversation and conflict resolution skills
  • Specific clinical approaches to improve cognitive and problem-solving skills
  • Ways to help clients set meaningful recovery goals

Don’t miss this opportunity to expand your clinical skillset and help your most serious clients find the connections and relationships they desire.

Purchase today!

Credits

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New York Creative Art Therapists

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Florida Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.


Illinois Counselors

This intermediate self-study activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Per the IDFPR: Social Work Continuing Education Sponsors approved by the Division in accordance with the rules for the administration of Clinical Social Work and Social Work Practice Act (225 ILCS 201), 68 Ill.  Adm. Code 1470.95; PESI, Inc. is a registered social work continuing education sponsor with the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance, pass a post-test, and who complete the program evaluation.


Kentucky Counselors

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 7.25 continuing education credit hours for Kentucky Counselors. The Continuing Education Requirements for the Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors (201 KAR 36:030 Section 2) state continuing education programs from providers sponsored or approved by a state counseling licensure board shall be approved without further review by the board. PESI, Inc. is approved by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.


Missouri Counselors

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 6.0 continuing education clock hours for Missouri Counselors. The Missouri Committee for Professional Counselors accepts continuing education programs relevant to counseling that are provided by organizations recognized by national social worker associations. PESI, Inc. is recognized by a national social worker association. Please see social work approvals for this program.


Montana Counselors

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of instruction.


Nevada Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved CEU provider with the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors. This self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 contact hours. Approved Provider # NVCEP2006.


New York Counselors

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This self-study activity will qualify for 7.25 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


Ohio Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 6.0 clock hours of general continuing education. Tracking number: 20-TBD


Pennsylvania Counselors

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


South Carolina Counselors

This self-study program has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.


Texas Counselors

This self-study activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors no longer approves programs or providers. PESI activities meet the continuing education requirements as listed in Title 22 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 681, Subchapter J, Section 681.142 Acceptable Continuing Education. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


California Licensed Educational Psychologists

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.” This advanced level self-study activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

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South Carolina Psycho-Educational Specialists

This self-study program has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.


Arizona Psychologists

This activity consists of 6.0 hours of continuing education instruction and is designed to meet the requirements of the Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners (Sec. R4-26). Please save the course outline, certificate of completion, and any other supporting documentation you receive from this home study activity in case it is requested by the board.


California Psychologists

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 6.0 continuing education credit hours for California Psychologists. The California Department of Consumer Affairs Board of Psychology recognizes and accepts for continuing education credit courses that are specifically applicable and pertinent to the practice of psychology and by entities approved by the ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education). This enduring material is certified for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by PESI as an accredited ACCME provider authorized to award credit by the AMA. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Canadian Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 6.0 self-study continuing education hours. Full credit statement at: www.pesi.com/cpa-statement


Florida Psychologists

PESI, Inc., is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology.Provider Number #50-399.This product qualifies for 6.2 self-study continuing education credits.


Illinois Psychologists

 

PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 268.000102. Full attendance at this self-study course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.


Kentucky Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This self-study activity will qualify for 6.0 contact hours.


New York Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0014. This self-study activity will qualify for 7.25 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


North Dakota Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 continuing education clock hours for North Dakota Psychologists. The North Dakota State Board of Psychologist Examiners, pursuant to 66-03-01-03, confirms acceptance of continuing education programs for content related to practice authorized in North Dakota (century code 43-32) for programs approved by certain ce associations. When printing your certificate, please include any national social work approvals.


Ohio Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association, Provider #263896894, to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PESI is offering this self-study activity for 6.0 Standard hours of continuing education credit.


Pennsylvania Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. Provider #PSY000211. PESI maintains responsibility for the program(s). This self-study program qualifies for 6.0 continuing education hours.


Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2023 - January 27, 2026. Social workers completing this course receive 6.0 Clinical continuing education credits.

 

Course Level: Intermediate Format: Recorded asynchronous distance. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

 

Canadian Social Workers: Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


California Social Workers

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.” This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Colorado Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Provider #1413. This self-study course has been approved for 6.2 continuing education hours. 

 

COLORADO PARTICIPANTS ONLY: If you did not answer YES to be reported to the Colorado Chapter of the NASW on the evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com and provide the full title of the webcast, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Florida Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits. 


Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.


Kansas Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This self-study course has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours.


Minnesota Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This self-study package has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


Montana Social Workers

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of instruction.


New York Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This self-study activity will qualify for 7.25 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Ohio Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 6.0 clock hours of general continuing education. Tracking number: 20-TBD


Pennsylvania Social Workers

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



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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.
 

Speaker Disclosures:
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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Access never expires for this product.

 

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Objectives

  1. Evaluate current evidence-based psychosocial treatments for Serious Mental Illness (SMI) that can be put to practical use in-session.
  2. Determine common social deficits in clients with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders.
  3. Apply Social Learning Theory to help your clients improve their social functioning.
  4. Enhance therapeutic alliance and client engagement through setting recoverybased goals.
  5. Effectively assess clients’ social functioning to inform the clinician’s choice of treatment interventions.
  6. Employ Social Skills Training (SST) with your clients to improve client engagement.
  7. Create an implementation process using Cognitive Behavioral Social Skills Training (CBSST) with your clients to improve treatment outcomes.

Outline

Recognizing and Targeting Common Social Deficits in Serious Mental Illness
  • What are some of the major factors that can impair functioning for your client?
    • Social disinterest
    • Defeatist attitudes and beliefs
    • Negative emotions
    • Amotivation
  • Address the common social deficits of your clients with a serious mental illness
    • Managing the difficulty of initiating and maintaining conversations
    • Strategies for achieving goals in social settings
    • Become aware of and learn how to navigate odd interpersonal behaviors
Improving Functioning for Clients with Serious Mental Illness: Utilizing Social Skills Training (SST) and Cognitive Behavioral Social Skills Training (CBSST)
  • Assessing a client’s social skills:
    • Using recovery goal planning
    • Social Functioning Interview
    • Social Adaptive Functioning Evaluation (SAFE)
    • Social skills checklist
  • Understanding Social Learning Theory and how it applies to SST
  • Targeting and Treating Social Skill Deficits
    • Empirical evidence supporting SST and CBSST
    • Limitations of the research
    • Fostering an attitude and expectation of success in clients to aid in the engagement of new tasks, harder activities, and expend more effort
    • Utilizing Social Skills Training (SST) as a safe place to practice real-life skills with a trained therapist(s) and peers to practice building interests and motivation in life
  • Recovery goal setting in SST
    • Some common recovery goals include making a friend(s), getting a job, being a better parent, start dating and more
  • Working with clients on bettering their:
    • Basic social and interpersonal skills
    • Health management skills
    • Work and professional abilities
    • Coping skills for drug and alcohol use
  • Effectively use role playing to help your client build the skills to initiate conversations, ask for help, and disagree with another’s opinion without arguing
  • Learn the three modules and applications of CBSST: Cognitive skills, social skills, and problem-solving
Working with Your Clients on Problem-Solving and Cognitive Skills
  • Using the 3 C’s (Catch It, Check It, Change) method to explore negative and delusional beliefs
  • Using behavioral experiments to test delusional beliefs
  • Using the SCALE method to help patients identify and solve problems:
    • Specify the problem
    • Consider all possible solutions
    • Assess the best solution
    • Lay out a plan
    • Execute and evaluate

Target Audience

  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Counselors
  • Nurses (nurse practitioners, advanced practice, behavioral health)

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