For Professionals

National Resources

EASA is excited by all of the recent national growth in the field of early intervention. The EASA Center for Excellence provides technical assistance to people looking to start their own programs. Resources are provided below.

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for psychosis (CBTp) Webinar Series

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    Dr. Kate Hardy, from the Stanford University Psychiatry and Behavioral sciences Department, introduces Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for psychosis (CBTp) in a three part webinar series. This series gives an overview of CBTp including the evidence-base supporting this approach. It presents different CBTp models and explores integration of these models or considerations when choosing which to implement. Cclinical case examples are presented for discussion and staff training modules reviewed for the integration of CBTp, combined with other approaches, into existing program interventions.

    You can download the slides for each session by clicking the links below
    CBTp Series Session 1 Slides
    CBTp Series Session 2 Slides
    CBTp Series Session 3 Slides

    Differential Diagnosis Webinar Series

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    EASA Center for Excellence Clinical Driector, Dr. Ryan Melton, provides a four-part training series on Differential Diagnosis of Psychosis. This series gives an overview of the differential diagnosis process, approaches to it considering a client history of substance use and/or trauma, and presents strategies for initial engagement, and maintaining engagement, with individuals and families in early psychosis programs.

    You can download the slides for each session by following the links below
    Differential Diagnosis Session 1 Slides
    Differential Diagnosis Session 2 Slides
    Differential Diagnosis Session 3 Slides
    Differential Diagnosis Session 4 Slides

    Starting Early Psychosis in Wyoming Webinar Series

    In Spring 2016, EASA Center for Excellence Director, Tamara Sale, MA, and Clinical Director, Dr. Ryan Melton, Phd, created a four-part webinar series as a consultation for the launch of an early psychosis intervention program similar to EASA in the state of Wyoming.
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    Recording - Session 1: The Promise and Opportunity of Early psychosis Intervention
    Recording - Session 2: Learning the Early Signs of Psychosis
    Recording - Session 3: Treating Psychosis Early - Best Practices for Administrators and Clinicians
    Recording - Session 4: Creating a System That Works for People with Psychosis

    Introduction to Psychosis Risk Syndrome Webinar

    In February 2017, Clincal Director for the Yale University School of Medicine PRIME Clinic, Dr. Barbara Walsh, provided an overview and introduction to the Psychosis-Risk Syndrome and implications for the field. This webinar, hosted by Portland State University, a core partner in the TA Network, is part of a series of events being planned over the coming year focused on Psychosis-Risk Syndrome.

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    NTTAC Early Psychosis Sustainability Call: Local Strategies

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    Original call: March 15, 2017
    EASA Center for Excellence Director Tamara Sale hosts a conference call around sustainability for Early Psychosis Intervention programs at the local level. Participants include program staff and other stakeholders across the United States.
    You can download a Word doc with a few sustainability resources to get started.

    See also: NTTAC Early Psychosis Sustainability Call: State & National Strategies Original call April 7, 2017

    The Early Psychosis Intervention Program Directory

    EASA and the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Healthcare (FEMHC) are proud to announce the fifth edition release of the Early Psychosis Intervention Program Directory. The purpose of this directory is to create a database and directory of early intervention programs for psychosis within the U.S. It is available on the FEMHC Online Library. The updates reflect the rapidly expanding national movement towards increasing access to early intervention services. We are excited to see new programs are developing in many states. We welcome coordination and outreach with our new national partners and allies.

    We hope that this directory will help facilitate referrals and establish ongoing networking, information sharing and collaboration across programs. We also hope that it will be a resource for individuals experiencing psychosis and their families, clinicians, and allies to find mental health services in their area. The directory is up-to-date as of October 2015, but its relevance may change as programs do. For more information, please contact us.

    This on-line toolkit assembles sample materials and procedural descriptions to support new programs implementing early psychosis. We are currently reorganizing this page into a different format and we will continue to expand this resource as more materials are developed.

  • Advice from EASA's Young Adult Leadership Council
  • The Young Adult Leadership Council's National Policy Platform
  • Cultural Considerations
  • Young Adult Identity, Psychosis, and Stigma
  • Common Experience vs. Intended Result of Early Psychosis Intervention