There is substantial data that supports the effectiveness of early intervention in psychosis CSC services. As CSC services begin to mature in the United States a key developmental question has emerged – how best to support young people transitioning out of CSC? One challenge faced by such programs is that initial gains may be lost over time when CSC supports are removed. There are promising indicators, however, that extended services and a step-down phases of care approach may contribute to fundamentally altering the trajectory of psychosis experience and allow for a sustaining of gains over a longer period. A panel discussion will highlight various approaches to stepped down care that aim to address the challenges of reducing intensity of service in FEP programs.
* This presentation was recorded at The Second National Conference on Advancing Early Psychosis Care, October 2, 2019
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- Describe challenges associated with transitioning young people out of Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC).
- Name practical resources that can be implemented to support transition from CSC.
- List key recommendations for supporting young people, and their families, in transitioning from CSC.
Psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, counselors, nurses/nurse practitioners, peer support specialists
Estimated Duration: 1.0 hour
Program Start Date: February 1, 2020
Program End Date: February 1, 2023
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- Kam, S. M., Singh, S. P., & Upthegrove, R. (2015). What needs to follow early intervention? Predictors of relapse and functional recovery following first-episode psychosis. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 9(4), 279-283.
- Pollard, J.M., Hoge, M.A. (2018). Transitioning Clients from Coordinated Specialty Care: A Guide for Clinicians. Alexandria, VA: National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors.
- Jones, N. (2016). “What Comes After Early Intervention? Step-Down, Discharge and Continuity of Care in Early Intervention in Psychosis Programs for First Episode Psychosis.” Alexandria, VA: National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors
Faculty and Planner Disclosures
- Kate Hardy, PhD, Stanford University. Disclosure: Grant Research Support - Pear Therapeutics; Speakers Bureau/Speaker Honoraria - Pfizer
- Catherine Adams, LMSW, ACSW, CAADC, ETCH. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Irene Hurford, MD University of Pennsylvania. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Tristan Gorrindo, MD, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
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