New Journeys: for First Episode Psychosis

To make a referral, or to request an initial screening at no charge, call our confidential access line at 206.408.5329.

The New Journeys program is focused on providing critically needed comprehensive treatment to youth and young adults who are experiencing their first episode of psychosis.Treatment services are provided through a team of mental health professionals focused on assisting clients with identifying their personal goals and needs for recovery that will allow them to return to functioning well at their job, school, home, and other areas of life.

Multidisciplinary Coordinated Care
This is accomplished through the collaborative work that the treatment team performs with the client, family, doctors, teachers, employers, and other significant people in the client’s life.
The collaborative work includes providing information on the client’s psychosis, and information on ways to reduce the barriers to the client successfully engaging in treatment and recovery.

The New Journeys Recovery Team includes:

Family Educations Program (FEP) – the goal of the FEP is to support the family in their goal of improving the client’s situation.

Individual Resiliency Training (IRT) – The IRT Clinician utilizes module-based interventions that are geared toward assisting the client in multiple areas of development.

Supportive Employment and Education (SEE) – The SEE Specialist assists the client in identifying educational, work, and career goals, and provides the necessary supports to assist the client.

Peer Support Specialist – Peers embody the recovery process as they have experience and knowledge on living with mental health issues and successfully recovering from them.

Case Manager – The Case Manager assists to ensure the client stay better engaged with appointments and other basic daily living needs.

Medical Prescriber (Psychiatrist) – The Psychiatrist provides psychopharmacological treatment and education to the client and the client’s family.

Core Components of the New Journeys Program:

  • Community outreach and education
  • The utilization of low-dosage medication
  • Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for psychosis
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Individual Resiliency Training (IRT)
  • Skills training
  • Substance Use Disorder counseling
  • Supported employment and education case management
  • Family psychoeducation
  • Primary care coordination
  • Peer Support
  • 24 hour/day and 7 day/week Crisis line

To qualify for the New Journeys Program, you must:

  • Be experiencing a first episode of psychosis
  • Have a diagnosis of Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective, Schizophreniform or other primary psychotic disorder
  • Between the ages 15-40
  • Resident of King County
  • No history of significant developmental delay or severe autism

For more information, to make a referral, or to request an initial screening at no charge, call our confidential access line at 206-408-5329.