Event Registration - Indiana Psychological Association
Homestudy Program: Assessment of Psychosis Through the Lifetime (Leonhardt and Abate, orig. 11.11.2022)
7/4/2024 - 12/31/2050

Location: Virtual Event

Event Description

We are pleased that you are interested in IPA's Homestudy Continuing Education Programs!

This process is straightforward:  Watch the recording. Complete the evaluation and pass the short test. Receive CE certificate via email.

After registering you will receive a confirmation email, including a critical link and confirmation code. At the very bottom of the email message, you will find an Attendee Confirmation Code for (name) and a link to Log in to event portal at (link). Once logged in, you will see instructions and links to the recording as well as the evaluation and test.


Originally offered as:
IPA 2022 Webinar Series
1.5 Hour of Category I CE credit

Friday, November 11th, 2022, 9:50 - 11:20 am ET

Assessment of Psychosis Through the Lifetime
This presentation will offer an in-depth look at psychological assessment of psychosis and related mental health diagnoses. We will review interview questions to help ascertain psychotic symptoms, communication strategies when working with individuals with suspected psychosis, psychological assessments that are useful in creating an integrative report/diagnosis of severe mental illness, and treatment recommendations specific to fostering recovery for individuals experiencing psychosis. We will describe research regarding conceptual models of early severe mental illness, including important diagnostic differentials. We will review important clinical considerations for individuals at different timepoints in life, ranging from first episode psychosis to prolonged psychosis.

Learning Objectives: 
By completing this program, participants will able to:
1.  summarize the differential diagnosis for psychotic and related severe mental illness diagnoses.
2.  apply interview techniques to ascertain someone's experience of psychosis. 
3.  apply recovery oriented treatment recommendations for individuals experiencing psychosis. 
4.  describe clinical considerations for psychosis across different points of the lifespan.

Presenter Bio:  Bethany L. Leonhardt, PsyD, HSPP
Bethany L. Leonhardt, Psy D., HSPP My research to date has focused on processes in schizophrenia that affect a person's ability to form a full recovery, such as social cognition, metacognition, and stigma, including how these factors may be supported in psychotherapy. I am particularly interested in investigating the factors that both impede and support individuals with schizophrenia spectrum disorders achieving recovery and aspire to use this knowledge to develop interventions that address such factors. One way in which I have sought to investigate this is to understand how cognitive processes such as metacognition are impacted in different psychiatric groups with the intent of developing profiles of metacognitive deficits within different diagnoses. My clinical work is conducted in a first episode psychosis clinic within a large community mental health center. My clinical work and involvement in research within an early psychosis clinic has extended my interest from past work of studying prolonged dysfunction to include developing further understandings of cognitive processes in early psychosis, with the hope of improving outcomes for individuals in early psychosis and staving off potentially prolonged suffering.

Dr. Bethany Leonhardt

Presenter Bio:  Jacqueline Abate, PsyD, HSPP
My clinical expertise involves working with individuals in psychotherapy who have experiences of psychosis. I conduct group and individual psychotherapy with adults diagnosed with serious mental illnesses in a community mental health center setting. I supervise interdisciplinary treatment teams in their care of these individuals as well as doctoral psychology students. I conduct and supervise psychological assessments to aid in case conceptualization, diagnostic clarification, and individualized recovery-oriented treatment planning. I help clinicians to think deeply about their clients and relate to individuals who have profound and prolonged psychosis. I have gained extensive training and experience in use of personality tools, both objective and projective measures, and specifically the Rorschach-Performance Assessment System.

Dr. Jacqueline Abate

Special Note to Conference Attendees
The Indiana Psychological Association (IPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Indiana Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Indiana State Psychology Board and Indiana Behavioral Health Board:
  • IPA is an approved provider of Category I continuing education for psychologists.
  • IPA is an approved provider of Category I continuing education for LSW, LCSW, LMFT, LMHC, LMFTA, LCAC and LAC.
Licensees must judge the program’s relevance to their professional practice. Non-Indiana licensees are also advised to check with their state's licensing board to assure their state accepts continuing education programs approved by entities approved by the APA.
We ask that all participants watch the entire recorded presentation, and complete the post-program evaluation form and homestudy test at the conclusion of the program. Drs. Leonhardt & Abate and IPA have not received any commercial support for this program or its contents and will not receive any commercial support prior to or during this program.
CE certificates will be distributed via email within two weeks after a passing test (75+%) is submitted. 
Registration Fees
*If registered for 2022 IPA Fall Conference, use discount code - $0
IPA Platinum Members (membership includes Fall Conference registration) - $0
IPA New, Premier, & Emeritus-Practicing Members - $30
IPA Basic, Academic, Emeritus-Retired, & Affiliate Members - $35
Non-Members - Psychologists & Other Professionals $50