This program uses a coordinated specialty care model to provide treatment for adolescents and young adults who have been experiencing psychotic symptoms for five years or less. 

Working with our team of specialists providing medication management, individual therapy, family education, and peer support, individuals are provided holistic care that addresses symptoms while building a support network of peers, friends and family. We also coordinate with individuals’ primary care physicians, places of employment and/or schools in order to provide optimal coordinated care.  This program is offered to individuals within the first five years of a psychotic illness. 

For more information on the First Episode Program, please visit our Boston University School of Medicine page.

 

In addition to all the services outlined in the WRAP Services tab, our First Episode Program includes the following: 

  • Peer Support Specialist:  Peer specialists provide support to individuals by using their own lived experience with psychosis to help others. Each specialist and patient relationship is unique and allows the chance to connect with someone outside of the doctor, NP, or therapist. Peer specialists and individuals can meet at the hospital, or somewhere in the community.
  • Family Psychoeducation: We work with individuals and their families to provide education about illness, teach strategies to decrease stress, improve communication, and problem solve. We collaborate with families and individuals to help with recovery.