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Early psychosis intervention for postsecondary settings webinar

Sign up for webinar #28 in the “Ask the Experts” webinar series: “Early Psychosis Intervention for Postsecondary Settings.”

Date: November 29, 2017
Time: 1 PM – 2 PM (EST)

Register for this webinar.

This webinar will address how early psychosis intervention approaches can positively affect the well-being and experiences of students on campuses. It will 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

The presenters

  • 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.

For more information, please visit our website here.

The Ask the Experts webinar series is a collaboration with the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health and the Canadian Mental Health Association of Ontario. Funding has been provided by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development in Ontario.