Early Psychosis Intervention for Postsecondary Settings

Ask the Experts: CICMH Webinar Series #28

This webinar will address how early psychosis intervention approaches can positively affect the well-being and experiences of students on campuses. We look at how early psychosis intervention can be applied to the post-secondary context and share some promising practices from a student with lived-experience on ways to support students who have experienced psychosis

Key Learnings
  • What is psychosis and  why is this important?
  • What are the causes of psychosis?
  • Cannabis and youth
  • What to pay attention to and how to support?
  • What is early psychosis intervention?
  • Client story

Brian Cooper is the program manager for the Cleghorn Early Intervention Clinic and SCIS Inpatient Rehab Team at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. Brian is the chair of EPION’s Community of Interest working group. As an occupational therapist, Brian has worked in a number in mental health including inpatient care, assertive community treatment and early intervention in psychosis in both Ontario and Nova Scotia.

Sarah Bromley is the clinical manager of the Slaight Centre Early Intervention Service (SCEI) at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto. She is the co-chair of EPION. Sarah has been involved in the development and implementation of the Integrated Care Pathway for Early Intervention and is a lead with the Beyond the Cuckoo’s Nest public education program. Sarah also holds a status lecturer position at the University of Toronto in the department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy.

Josette Morin is a nurse educator with the regional early intervention in psychosis program for the North East. She offers support, education, advocacy, etc. to 18 clinicians that work in 12 district programs, from Sault-Ste-Marie up to Moosonee and James Bay Coast. She herself worked as a nurse case manager in a few early intervention in psychosis programs in the Northeast. She also worked as a mental health and addiction nurse within the schools with CCAC school mental health program. Her work within the nursing field as allowed her to have various roles, in several Canadian provinces: Quebec, BC and Ontario. Her move to USA in 1994 permitted her to learn and gain experience in palliative home care.

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