University of Washington Department of Psychiatry And Behavioral Sciences

First Episode Psychosis (FEP)


News items related to the FEP project.

2018 Washington State Mental Health Summit

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

In May 2018, the UW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences hosted the 2018 Washington State Mental Health Summit. Nearly 400 people from the state of Washington attended, including teachers, legislators, providers, activists, academics and insurers. The scope of work presented displayed the various ways the University of Washington has come together to improve mental health care in Washington State.

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The First Episode Psychosis ECHO Clinic has Launched!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The University of Washington First Episode Psychosis team held its first FEP ECHO Clinic in February 2018. The clinic follows the Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) Model. The team is using state-of-the-art telehealth technology and clinical management tools to provide consultation and to support professional development efforts across the Washington State New Journeys early psychosis intervention network. Currently, clinicians from four coordinated specialty care teams are participating on a monthly basis.

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NAVIGATE Start-Up Training 2017

Monday, October 16, 2017

On October 16th-17th, 2017, the University of Washington team hosted a NAVIGATE start-up training at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Seattle Tacoma International Airport. NAVIGATE trainers Susan Gingerich, MSW, Shirley Glynn, PhD, Piper Meyer-Kalos, PhD, and Delbert Robinson, MD were present and, along with the incoming UW training team, helped provide intervention training for over 30 clinicians from Washington State's New Journeys program.

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Dr. Monroe-DeVita featured on new UW Medicine health periodical

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Dr. Maria Monroe-DeVita talks about the importance of early intervention in the treatment of psychosis and the creation of the Early Psychosis Intervention Program at the new UW Medicine Behavioral Health Institute at Harborview Medical Center. Click here to read the article.

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2017 Washington Behavioral Healthcare Conference

Thursday, June 15, 2017

On June 15th and 16th, Drs. Maria Monroe-DeVita and Sarah Kopelovich attended the 28th annual Washington Behavioral Healthcare Conference in Vancouver, Washington. Dr. Monroe-DeVita presented An Overview of New Journeys: Washington State's First Episode Psychosis Initiative along with Dr. Michael McDonnell from Washington State University and Todd Blair, MA from Comprehensive Healthcare, Yakima, WA. Dr.

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International Congress on Schizophrenia Research - New Journeys

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Michael McDonell, Dunni Oluwoye and Sarah Kopelovich presented the New Journeys poster at the 16th Biennial International Congress on Schizophrenia Research. 

Washington State New Journeys Program for Young Adults Experiencing First Episode Psychosis: Pilot Results

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Washington State’s Adapted Service Delivery Model for Young Adults Experiencing First Episode Psychosis (FEP): Year 1 Pilot Site Results

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Washington State’s Adapted Service Delivery Model for Young Adults Experiencing First Episode Psychosis (FEP): Year 1 Pilot Site Results

Maria Monroe-DeVita, Michael McDonell, Emily Leickly, Roselyn Peterson, MacKenzie Hughes, Shannon Blajeski, Jeffery Roskelley, Sarah Kopelovich

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New Journeys Network Kicks Off Demonstration Sites

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The University of Washington’s Division of Public Behavioral Health and Justice Policy (PBHJP), along with the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services’ Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR) spearheaded a “Kick Off” event for two new Demonstration Sites to the New Journeys Network. New Journeys is the name for Washington State’s transdisciplinary team-based approach to treating adolescents and young adults experiencing symptoms of first episode psychosis (FEP).

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