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Refresher: Structural Clinical Interview for the DSM-5

October 3, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

This training is designed for individuals already trained in the SCID to go over some of the common areas of challenges in conducting the SCID as well as reminders on definitions and approaches to obtain the information to assure the criteria is met. Participants should come prepared with questions they have based on their experience administering the SCID.

Dr. Ryan Melton, PhD will lead this training. Dr. Melton currently serves as Dean of The School of Psychology and Counseling, Director of Assessment and Associate Professor at Bushnell University. He is owner and operator of Endurance Counseling and Consulting LLC and Clinical Supervisor at PaceHealth Hospital.

Kentucky currently has nine Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) teams across the state, serving young people with or at risk of First Episode Psychosis (FEP). These teams are called iHOPE (Helping Others Pursue Excellence).

The focus of this training will be to enhance the clinical work of providers who serve young people with Clinical High Risk (CHR) for early psychosis or with First Episode Psychosis (FEP), by further improving differential diagnosis skills. Early identification, through awareness and effective screening, accurate and timely assessment, with subsequent early and effective service delivery, can dramatically affect negative trajectories traditionally associated with early psychosis and serious mental illness.

The Structured Clinical Interview for DSM 5 (SCID-5) is an assessment tool used to provide better diagnostic accuracy, thus ensuring adequate treatment protocols.

This training is made possible by Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA) funds through Kentucky Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities. Attendance is free.

Zoom Webinar link will be available soon.

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