Course on Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders

The course that is being presented this week in our face-to-face Substance Abuse Counselor Training at PAHA is part of our DSM-IV TR for the Addictions Professional Series: “Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders“. This is a 6-hour course that is also available at our on-line training center anytime at which covers the topic of Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders with a specific substance abuse focus for Nurses, Counselors, and other Health Professionals.

Here are the topics covered in this course:

  1. Introduction to Schizophrenia including History
  2. Social, Biological, and Stress-related Risk Factors
  3. Types of Schizophrenia
  4. Positive and Negative Symptoms
  5. Premorbid and Prodromal Signs
  6. Assessment of Specific Symptoms
  7. DSM-IV TR Criteria for Schizophrenia including Paranoid, Disorganized, Catatonic, and Undifferentiated Types
  8. DSM-IV TR Criteria for Other Psychotic Disorders
  9. Self-Assessment, Outcome Criteria, Planning and Intervention
  10. Antipsychotic Medications
  11. Extrapyramidal Symptoms
  12. Communication
  13. Patient Behavior including paranoia and abnormal motor behavior
  14. Evaluation

To enroll in this course on-line please visit For more information about our face-to-face courses, please see our schedule at:

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