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First Episode Psychosis: Best Practice for Weekly iHOPE Team Meetings

June 14, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Occupational Therapy in Behavioral Health Services with an Emphasis on Coordinated Specialty Care Programming

Transdisciplinary iHOPE teams will identify successes and problem-solve areas for improvement related to best practice, structure, and efficiency of weekly iHOPE team meetings and develop quality improvement plans to measure progress in identified areas.

Prerequisite: EASA Introductory Training

Learning Objectives:

1. Review the roles of early psychosis intervention team members and structure of weekly team meetings

2. Identify common barriers to successful team meetings and share resources and information to address barriers

4. Develop site-specific strategies for improving efficiency and practices in weekly team meetings

This is the sixth session in a statewide learning series designed to increase workforce capacity to address Early Serious Mental Illness (ESMI) and First Episode Psychosis (FEP). This virtual series is made possible by BSCA funds through Kentucky Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities. Attendance is free.

This session will be led by Dr. Megan Sage. Dr. Sage currently serves as Director of Equity and Development for the Early Assessment & Support Alliance (EASA) Center for Excellence at OHSU-PSU School of Public Health. Dr. Sage also serves as Clinical Interviewer for RTI International.

This live training is eligible for Kentucky social work CEUs and may be eligible for additional CEUs.

Kentucky currently has eight FEP teams across the state. The focus of this learning series will be to enhance the services these FEP teams provide, as well as to build awareness and education in areas of the state without current FEP teams. Early identification, through awareness and effective screening, with subsequent early and effective service delivery, can dramatically affect negative trajectories traditionally associated with early psychosis and serious mental illness. For that to happen, clinical providers and youth-serving agencies must be trained to recognize early issues related to mental health and to provide developmentally appropriate clinical care. The learning series will focus on supporting them to do just that.

For questions, please email mhaky@mhaky.org.

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