The Early Intervention in Psychosis Program (EIP) serves individuals aged 17 to 35 who are experiencing psychosis and who have not been treated for more than one year. Clinical services include intake/screening, assessment and treatment for people who have had their first episode of psychosis.
The EIP Program offers specialized outreach services which include: intensive case management; comprehensive assessments; medication management; advocacy; education about psychosis to support self efficacy; and supportive counselling for individuals and families. The EIP team will work collaboratively with the client and family to plan for the best possible functioning after discharge from the program.
Catchment Service Area for Program/Service
Admission Criteria and Referral Process
- 17 to 35 years of age
- experiencing psychosis
- psychotic symptoms treated for not more than a period of twelve months
- referrals accepted from any source
- substance induced psychosis will be evaluated for suitability
- psychosis is secondary to a medical condition (including organic brain syndrome and traumatic brain injury)
- presence of a developmental disorder (e.g. autism and pervasive developmental disorder)
- IQ less than 70
- experiencing neurological problems
Referrals are accepted from all sources including: self; family; social service agencies; educators; physicians; hospitals; etc.