Schizophrenia,  “Living in the Shadow of Who I AM”

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 The etiology of Schizophrenia has been and continues to be perplexing and debatable despite tremendous  strides in research findings.  This interactive  webinar will provide an in-depth overview of the Schizophrenic Spectrum as a historical  reference in order to understand current DSM-5, Cluster A criteria for making an accurate diagnosis. 

This webinar will also provide specific examples of the criteria for the Schizophrenic Subgroups with comprehensive detail of identifiable symptoms and neurobiological, environmental and familial influences.  Participants will expand their understanding of the complexity of the Schizophrenic Spectrum and subgroups and the challenges in making an accurate diagnosis. It will provide participants with the recommended psycho-pharmacological treatment regimens and their expected outcomes  with authentic art illustrations reflecting the cognitive deterioration  of Schizophrenia brain.


  • Discuss how to make a conclusive and accurate diagnosis  according to the most recent research data.
  • Identify behavioral and cognitive markers to determine the most accurate diagnosis.
  • Distinguish between Schizophrenia and Schizophrenic Subgroups.
  • Recognize treatment limitations when working with individuals within the Schizophrenic Spectrum.
  • Determine the most effective treatment modality to use when working with a client in the DSM-5, Cluster A  category.
Target Audience: Psychologists, Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, & Licensed Professional Counselors
Content level: Beginner to intermediate
2 CE hour credits approved by NAADAC, ASWB, & NBCC
State Board Approval
TX 2041-19
ADACBGA # 19-12-17-1212
FCB # 5387-A
VCB EP # 143
OCDPB on process

Course Features

  • Lectures 2
  • Quizzes 0
  • Duration 2 hours
  • Skill level Beginner to intermediate
  • Language English
  • Students 33
  • Certificate Yes
  • Assessments Yes
Yvonne Gilbert, LCSW, LCAS, CCS
YVONNE JOHNSON- GILBERT, attained her BA in Clinical Psychology with a secondary in Special Education under a full academic scholarship and continued for her Graduate degree attaining her MSW from SUNY, Stony Brook, NY with a major in Clinical Social Work and Secondary Specialization in Psychopharmacology and Addiction. Ms. Gilbert’s internships included CPS/DSS, Probation and Parole and Inpatient Psychiatric/Medical. Having come from a Professional Fine Arts background, she emerged her analytic understanding of psychology with the concepts of Art and attained Certification as a Clinical Art Psychotherapist (RATR) from the Amer Artist Therapist Assoc. in NYC and has taught many courses over the years to Mental Health and Educational Professionals. While working in Mental Health she quickly became aware of the symbiotic relationship between mental disorders and substance misuse deciding to attain Certifications in Substance Abuse and now holds the CC-ATODSW, LCAS, CCS. Yvonne Gilbert’s Professional Career spans almost thirty years, having worked Mental Health, inpatient and outpatient covering New York at Central Islip Psychiatric Hospital, Florida at Charter Hospital and out-patient Center as well as teaching courses at Edison Community College and North Carolina with Blue Ridge Mental Health and North Carolina Dept. of Corrections. She is currently in Private Practice in Waynesville, working DWI Assessments and Treatment and Assessments & Addictive Behavioral Alternatives, PLLC. Because of her dedication and compassion for the field she has developed and published several articles and numerous professional training seminars for NASW, APNC, NAADAC, MAHEC among others on various topics and is currently writing a book on “Journey Into The Inner Psyche,” which is based upon her clinical work and case histories working with Clinical Art Psychotherapy. Yvonne Gilbert is not only a seasoned professional but also a mother to adult children, grandmother, and great-grandmother which has given her “human insight” having worked through many of the issues other families struggle with and seek help with. Yvonne Gilbert, loves gardening especially flowers and herbs, swimming, fishing, hiking, museums, art galleries, flea markets, photography, and painting, cooking, and entertaining friends.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

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