Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

First Episode Psychosis: Introduction to Psychosis

May 17, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Introduction to Psychosis: A Broad Overview With an Emphasis on Early Interventions


Attendees will understand and be able to clearly articulate the most accurate definition of psychosis, and be able to explain why given that definition early intervention is essential to preventing the potential devastating effects of the major psychotic disorders.

This is the first session in a statewide learning series designed to increase workforce capacity to address Early Serious Mental Illness (ESMI) and First Episode Psychosis (FEP). This virtual series is made possible by BSCA funds through Kentucky Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities. Attendance is free.

Dr. Ryan Melton, PhD will lead this session. Dr. Melton currently serves as Dean of The School of Psychology and Counseling, Director of Assessment and Associate Professor at Bushnell University.

Kentucky currently has eight FEP teams across the state. The focus of this learning series will be to enhance the services these FEP teams provide, as well as to build awareness and education in areas of the state without current FEP teams. Early identification, through awareness and effective screening, with subsequent early and effective service delivery, can dramatically affect negative trajectories traditionally associated with early psychosis and serious mental illness. For that to happen, clinical providers and youth-serving agencies must be trained to recognize early issues related to mental health and to provide developmentally appropriate clinical care. The learning series will focus on supporting them to do just that.

For questions, please email mhaky@mhaky.org.

Mental Health America of Kentucky Donations