Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, MFTs

Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Schizophrenia


Course Description: This course reviews the literature on the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with schizophrenia. Early-onset schizophrenia is diagnosed using the same criteria as in adults and appears to be continuous with the adult form of the disorder. Clinical standards suggest that effective treatment includes antipsychotic medications combined with psychoeducational, psychotherapeutic, and educational interventions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Analyze the epidemiology, clinical presentation, etiology, course and outcome, and differential diagnosis for children and adolescents with schizophrenia
  • Critique recommendations for best assessment and treatment practices for children and adolescents with schizophrenia

Course Components:

  • Online text (included)
  • Multiple choice online exam (included)
  • Electronic certificate of completion (free)

Course Credit(s): 1 CE Credit or Hour

Course Format: Online Text (format of this course is noninteractive)

Course Schedule: Self-paced

Course Author(s): Jon McClellan, MD, Saundra Stock, MD, and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Committee on Quality Issues

Content Publisher(s): American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Course Author(s) Qualifications:

Dr. McClellan is a Professor in Department of Psychiatry, University of Washington, and is the Medical Director of Child Study and Treatment Center. His clinical research addresses the diagnosis and treatment of early-onset psychotic illnesses. Dr. McClellan also conducts genomic research to discover genes responsible for complex neuropsychiatric illnesses. He and his collaborators were the first to demonstrate the importance of individually rare damaging mutations for schizophrenia.

Dr. Stock is a Professor at the College of Medicine, Psychiatry, and Behavioral Neuroscience. She is also a psychiatrist in Tampa, Florida and is affiliated with Tampa General Hospital. She received her medical degree from University of South Florida College of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.

Course Level: Beginning/Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced

CEmobile, LLC, #1558, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. CEmobile, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 5/2/2018-5/2/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.
Social workers participating in this course will receive 1 clinical continuing education clock hours.

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