Managing First Episodes of Psychosis: The Role of Medications

Event Date


Fall 2016 Webinar Series

Managing First Episodes of Psychosis: The Role of Medications

The purpose of the webinar series was to offer participants current evidence-based information about providing services and treatment for first episode psychosis.  In this series of four webinars, experts discussed evidence-based models and their implementation.  They also reviewed effective services and treatments for this clinic population.

The objectives for this webinar are as follows: 

  1. Participants will understand the role of antipsychotic medications in managing new onset psychosis.
  2. Participants will understand the adverse effects of antipsychotic medication in first episodes and management approaches.
  3. Participants will be able to describe approaches to patients who are reluctant to take medications.


    Presented by Stephen Marder, M.D., Director of the VISN 22 Mental Illness Research, Education Clinical Center (MIRECC) for the Department of Veterans Affairs, Director of the Section on Psychosis and Professor at the UCLA Semel Institute. 

    Moderated by Carolyn S. Dewa, M.P.H., Ph.D, Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UC Davis and the Director of Outcomes and Evaluations for the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence at UC Davis.