Schizophrenia (1 Credit Hour)

Program Summary: This course provides an introduction to schizophrenia and includes an overview of symptoms, causes, and treatment options.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.  This course is not recommended for National Certified Counselors.

Publisher: National Institute of Mental Health

US Department of Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

Read the article at: https://www.freestatesocialwork.com/articles/schizophrenia-booket-2009.pdf

Program Objectives: To enhance professional knowledge, practice, skills, and values by identifying key issues related to the assessment and treatment of schizophrenia.

Learning Objectives: Demonstrate knowledge of the assessment and treatment of schizophrenia.  Identify who is affected, common characteristics, and possible causes.  Identify treatment options.

For an overview of DSM-5 changes, please go to http://www.dsm5.org/Documents/Schizophrenia%20Fact%20Sheet.pdf.

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1: Which of the following is not an example of a 'positive symptom'.
 
 
 
 
2: Thought blocking is
 
 
 
3: Schizophrenia affects men and women equally.
 
 
4: Symptoms such as hallucinations and delusions usually start between the ages of
 
 
 
5: About _______ of people with schizophrenia die by suicide.
 
 
 
 
6: People with schizophrenia are addicted to nicotine at ___________ the rate of the general population.
 
 
 
 
7: Experts think schizophrenia is caused by
 
 
 
 
8: Which is not an example of an 'atypical antipsychotic'?
 
 
 
 
9: Tardive dyskinesia happens to fewer people who take the atypical antipsychotics, but some people may still get TD.
 
 
10: Patients who receive regular psychosocial treatment are
 
 
 
 
11: When someone with schizophrenia makes strange or clearly false statements it is helpful to
 
 
 

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Free State Social Work, LLC, provider #1235, 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. Free State Social Work, LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 9/6/2021 - 9/6/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 1 continuing education credit.

Free State Social Work has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP NO. 6605. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Free State Social Work is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.