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Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders: Debunking Myths and Building Clinical Competency

  • 14 Jul 2023
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Online (GoToWebinar)


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Select this option if you are a FMHCA member who wants attendance to be reported to CE Broker for CEUs.
  • Select this option if you would like to attend this webinar, but you are not a member of FMHCA. If you request CEUs, your attendance will be reported to CE Broker.
  • Use this option if you wish to attend the webinar and you do NOT want CEUs to be reported to CE Broker (this option is available to FMHCA members only)


Description: Terms like "schizophrenic," "psychotic," and "sociopath" are often headliners in news stories, painting a negative, and often frightening, picture of mental illness. In this workshop, participants will be exposed to the stigma surrounding Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders, and gain knowledge and skills to "debunk" these myths, learning to serve as better advocates for people experiencing mental illness. Participants will also increase their assessment skills and diagnostic competency in the area of Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders, in preparation for work with people experiencing diagnoses from this spectrum.

CE Broker Tracking #: 20-973272

This event is sponsored by FMHCA, an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider. FMHCA NBCC Provider# 2058. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  FMHCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. This course is approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling, LMHC, LMFT, LCSW – FMHCA CE Broker #: 50-748

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the stigma and myths associated with Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders.
  2. Demonstrate clinical knowledge and competency pertaining to Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders.
  3. Discuss opportunities to work with and advocate for persons experiencing Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders.
About the Presenter:

Jennifer Barr, MSW, LCSW, is a social work faculty member at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. Ms. Barr began her social work career working with clients who experienced domestic and sexual violence. After receiving her MSW, Ms. Barr gained a majority of her practice experience and received her LCSW working in the field of mental health and substance abuse, providing a wide range of clinical services to persons experiencing severe and persistent mental illness, in both inpatient and community-based settings. Prior to joining the UNF faculty, Ms. Barr worked in the field of higher education. She also provides services to veterans and their support systems, and serves as an auditor in the Florida prison system.

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