A first episode of psychosis creates significant disruptions in an individual’s and his/her family’s life. It is usually an overwhelming experience that can have a long-lasting impact. Research indicates that early diagnosis and evidence-based treatment can change short-term and possibly long-term outcomes.
This webinar will provide an overview of first episode psychosis in adolescents and young adults. Participants will have an understanding of relevant symptomatology at onset along with recommendations on how to provide psychoeducation to youth and families. Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the background and context for coordinated specialty care, an evidence-based intervention for first episode psychosis available in New York State.