Early Assessment and Support Alliance

Basics of Schizophrenia


Basics of Schizophrenia

This webinar will help mental health professionals develop a more thorough understanding of schizophrenia, including what defines the illness, what are the symptoms, how symptoms affect people’s behavior, and what is the most likely explanation of the causation of the illness. It will also describe the key aspects of treatment, based on the stress-vulnerability model, including treatment components that address the biology of the illness (such as antipsychotic medications and avoiding substance use) and the stress aspects of the illness (such as coping skills, social support, and meaningful activities). This webinar will conclude with a description of the evidence-based practices that have been identified for schizophrenia.



Dr. Kim T. Mueser via NAVIGATE Posted Feb 2016