Evidence Based Treatment for First Episode Psychosis

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February 20, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Community Technical Assistance Center of New York

Join Us for Our Upcoming CTAC Webinar!

Evidence Based Treatment for First Episode Psychosis

Part II

Presented by: Iruma Bello, PhD 

Thursday, February 20th

12-1 PM

A first episode of psychosis creates significant disruptions in an individual’s and his/her family’s life. It is usually an overwhelming experience that can have a long-lasting impact. Research indicates that early diagnosis and evidence-based treatment can change short-term and possibly long-term outcomes.

This webinar will expand on the previous overview of first episode psychosis with Dr. Bello and highlight evidence-based interventions to best support adolescents, young adults, and families. Participants will explore relevant case studies, learn best practices, and receive tools to utilize with youth and families. 

About the Presenter:

Dr. Iruma Bello is the Co-Associate Director and Clinical Training Director of OnTrackNY and an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and completed her clinical internship and post-doctoral training at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. She has a broad background in clinical psychology with specialized training in evidence-based practices and cognitive behavioral therapy. During the past 9 years, she has focused on research and practice aimed at improving outcomes for individuals diagnosed with first episode psychosis. As the Co-Associate Director and Clinical Training Director of OnTrackNY, she is responsible for helping to develop effective implementation strategies through the delivery of technical assistance and consultation, to support the dissemination of the OnTrackNY treatment model both in New York and across the United States. 

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