News items related to the FEP project.
First Episode Psychosis (FEP)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Washington State’s Adapted Service Delivery Model for Young Adults Experiencing First Episode Psychosis (FEP): Year 1 Pilot Site ResultsSaturday, 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
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).