Training and Implementation Support Services
Training and Implementation Support Services will be designed to provide training to teams of mental health treatment providers in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of clinical high-risk and FEP, and provide support for providers as they apply this training to their clinical care of young people.
We aim to establish Early Intervention Teams (EITs) throughout the state, as well as create a learning collaborative so that EITs and others providing services to those with early psychosis can collaborate, share resources, and provide support and coordination of service delivery.
These activities will provide assistance and resources to providers statewide and increase the overall competence of the state mental health system to serve youth with early psychosis.
Activities of the Maryland EIP Training and Implementation Support Services
- Establish Early Intervention Teams throughout the state of Maryland.
- Train these teams in evidence-based interventions for youth with early psychosis, including:
- providing psycho-education about early psychosis;
- assessing and diagnosing early psychosis;
- prescribing and management of recommended pharmacological treatments;
- engaging young people and their families in care;
- implementing evidence-based practices for improving social functioning, and reducing substance abuse;
- re-engaging in work or school or pursuing new educational/work opportunities;
- working with families;
- assessing and planning for safety;
- using supported education and employment geared toward young adults; and
- providing care within a model of mental health recovery.
Interested in learning more about the EIP treatment model in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of clinical high risk and First Episode Psychosis? The EIP has created free online training modules (24 modules).