Early Intervention for Psychosis Programs: Guidelines and Best Practices

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Fall 2016 Webinar Series

Early Intervention for Psychosis Programs: Guidelines and Best Practices

The purpose of the webinar series was to offer participants current evidence-based information about providing services and treatment for first episode psychosis.  In this series of four webinars, experts discussed evidence-based models and their implementation.  They also reviewed effective services and treatments for this clinic population. 

As a follow-up to the introduction on September 22, 2016, this webinar focuses the best practice discussion to:

  1. Models of EPI implementation across different settings (e.g., urban, academic, community, rural, remote north)
  2. Case study from two province-wide surveys about the use of networks to deliver EPI services
  3. Tips to identifying and implementing system-wide measures

Presented by Chiachen Cheng, M.P.H., M.D., F.R.C.P.(C), Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist and Physician Researcher in Thunder Bay, Canada and Medical Director of Northwestern Ontario’s only Early Psychosis Intervention service. 

Moderated by Carolyn S. Dewa, M.P.H., Ph.D., Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UC Davis and the Director of Outcomes and Evaluations for the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence at UC Davis.