Course Summary

Practice Level: Intermediate

This course provides a fully updated and comprehensive account of the psychopathology, clinical assessment, and treatment of schizophrenia spectrum disorders. It emphasizes functional assessment and modern psychological treatment and rehabilitation methods, which continue to be under-used despite overwhelming evidence that they improve outcomes. The compact and easy-to-read text provides both experienced practitioners and students with an evidence based guide incorporating the major developments of the last decade: the new diagnostic criteria of the DSM-5, introducing the schizophrenia spectrum and neuro-developmental disorders, the further evolution of recovery as central to treatment and rehabilitation, advances in understanding the psychopathology of schizophrenia, and the proliferation of psychological and psychosocial modalities for treatment and rehabilitation.

Course Format

This course is based on a book that can be purchased here and a posttest. When you’re ready, purchase the test by clicking the “Add To Cart” or “Enroll” button. This will let you take the test and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the prevelence of Schizophrenia.
  • Describe the diagnosis of Schizophrenia.
  • Explain theories of the causes of Schizophrenia.
  • Describe theories of the treatment of Schizophrenia.

Course Syllabus

  • Description
  • Theories and Models of Schizophrenia
  • Diagnosis and Treatment Indications
  • Treatment
  • Case Vignette


Steven M. Silverstein

Steven Silverstein, PhD, is Director of Research, and Director of the Division of Schizophrenia Research at Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care(UBHC), and Professor of Psychiatry at Rutgers -Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is the former Chair of the APA’s Task Force on Serious Mental Illness, and the 2017 President of the Society for Research in Psychopathology. He has over 25 years of experience in treating people with serious mental illness, and has directed inpatient units and outpatient programs for this population.

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