This video, in a workshop format, is a detailed presentation on the topic of case formulation in first episode psychosis. The ability to effectively and efficiently write up a case formulation is the cornerstone of effective and individualized assessment, treatment and intervention in young people experiencing a first episode of psychosis.
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Clinical Staging of Psychiatric Disorders: A Heuristic Framework for Choosing Earlier, Safer and more Effective Interventions.
In this article McGorry et al. describe the clinical staging model applied to Early intervention in mental health.
Clinical staging has been broadly applied in medicine, particularly in the diagnosis and treatment of cancers. Initially proposed in psychiatry by Fava and Kellner (1993), a decade later, this article calls for clinical staging to be revisited in relation to severe mental disorders. A table outline of the model’s stages from 0-4 in relation to psychotic and severe mood disorders is included.
We are pleased to announce the launch of the Virtual Conference Library! The VCL is a way of increasing access to and disseminating the latest knowledge, research and clinical innovation. In doing so, we hope it will help to reduce the research-practice gap as well as promoting research and clinical networking at a global level.
We've just released the 2013 Training Calendar. There are 4 new workshops: CAMIT (Cannabis and Mental Illness Treatment), CBT for Psychosis, Working with Ultra High Risk, and Pharmacotherapy for Early Psychosis, 11 workshops in total.
Every month, we will post a short review of a significant Early Psychosis journal article to help keep early psychosis clinicians abreast of some of the latest developments in the field. The article review will be posted here, under the home page Early Psychosis News section; we will provide a link to our Early Psychosis Resource Database for you to read the article online.
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This is the first of a fortnightly update series on key early psychosis journal articles.
McGorry, P. (2013) 'Prevention, innovation and implementation science in mental health: The next wave of reform' British Journal of Psychiatry, 202, s3-s4.
Orygen Youth Health recently published a new manual that focuses on family sensitive practice: Training Family Peer Support Workers in an Early Intervention Mental Health Service - Facilitator's Training Guide.
Family Peer Support Work is a vital component of service provision that brings about better outcomes for young people experiencing mental health problems and their families. This new manual describes training sessions developed within the Orygen Youth Health clinical program that have enabled family peer support workers to work alongside mental health clinicians, to support the needs of families new to psychiatric services. The final section also contains a session-based ‘resource pack’ for participants to utilise.
EPPIC Statewide have developed a number of short videos as an introduction to the subject of 'At Risk Mental State' (ARMS). The eight videos cover a range of subject matter from the key concepts in ARMS to assessment and treatment and the latest international research.
The second Webinar related to Autism Spectrum Disorders, Co-morbidity and Young People has now been released. It is co-presented by Beth Angus, who is a Clinical Psychologist and the Autism Coordinator at Orygen Youth Health, and Katherine Monson, who is a Senior Social Worker in the Orygen Youth Health Recovery Group Program.
This module focuses on clinical interventions and provides a number of useful links to supplementary learning materials including other web-based resources and recommended reading.
Dr David Shiers is a General Practitioner and was the Joint Lead of the National Early Intervention in Psychosis Programme in England between 2004 and 2010. In this video, he talks about his personal experience as a carer as well as his subsequent role and commitment to the development of early psychosis services in England.
This video provides an interesting perspective on the rationale for early intervention and the challenges faced in bringing about national reform of mental health services.