- Shelly Weaverdyck, PhD, Independent Consultant and Former Director of the EMU Alzheimer's Education and Research Program
- Rebecca Hatton, PsyD, Licensed Psychologist
Part 3 Description:
This seminar will focus on assessment and understanding coping behaviors. Concepts from Parts 1 & 2 will be briefly reviewed (including cognition, brain function, and alternatives to mainstream concepts about “serious mental illness”). Additional information about brain function and structure, resulting behaviors, behavioral expectations and resources for potential adaptations staff/helpers might consider to assist in optimal functioning will be discussed. Skills for building relationships with people who have lived experience of psychosis will be practiced, including the “Maastricht Interviews” for exploring voices and unusual ideas and use of the life story in place of diagnosis.
Part 3 Goals and Objectives:
- Identify three cognitive functions to assess.
- Identify three environmental features to assess.
- Identify three interpersonal features to assess.
- Identify three aspects of a task to assess.
- Understand the principle ideas of ‘Maastricht Interviews’ for Voices and Paranoia.
- Practice use of a Maastricht Interview via group role play.
- Use the “Making Sense of Symptoms” or narrative approach to better understand client issues.
You MUST participate in Part 2 before participating in Part 3!
Registration Fee: $35/person and includes breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack.