Providers play a crucial role in the early identification and management of young people experiencing their first episode of psychosis. Please explore these resources for guidance.

National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors

Resources include clinician manuals, programmatic descriptions/guidelines, and other tools developed to support quality care for persons in the early stages of psychosis.

General Practitioner Guide to Early Psychosis

This free PDF booklet describes the principles of early intervention and offers a practical guide to treatment approaches.

Canadian Consortium for Early Intervention in Psychosis


OnTrackNY is a mental health treatment program that empowers young people to make meaning of their experiences and to pursue their goals for school, work, and relationships. Their training manuals provide a lot of valuable information for providers.

Delivering Culturally Competent Care

This guide covers the main themes and best practices for delivering culturally competent care: religion and spirituality, family culture, language barriers, gender and sexuality, and youth culture.

Clinical High Risk for Psychosis

Journal: Broadening the Parameters of Clinical High Risk for Psychosis

This study evaluates what predictive models are useful in identifying individuals at high risk of developing schizophrenia.

Psychotherapy for Psychosis: Integrating Cognitive-Behavioral and Psychodynamic Treatment

In this innovative book, master clinician Michael Garrett shows how to weave together cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and psychodynamic therapy to support the recovery of persons suffering from psychosis. This integrated framework builds on the strengths of both methods to achieve lasting gains, even for patients with severe, chronic mental illness. Extended case presentations and numerous clinical vignettes illustrate Garrett’s compassionate, empowering approach.

Screening Tool for Psychosis

This self-screening tool from Yale University PRIME clinic can be helpful in identifying symptoms of psychosis in an individual. This is not a diagnostic tool. Only a psychiatrist can diagnose.

Assessment for Attenuated Psychosis Risk Syndrome (A clinical High Risk State)

Abbreviated Clinical Structured Interview for DSM-5 Attenuated Psychosis Syndrome with step-by-step directions on how to conduct the interview. Only a psychiatrist can diagnose.


Connect with clinics that provide specialized treatment for psychosis.

New Orleans Area
Early Psychosis Intervention Clinic New Orleans (EPIC-NOLA)
Call 504-988-0301

Capital Area Human Services District
Parishes served: Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Pointe Coupee, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana
Services provided: Medication management; community-based therapeutic intervention; peer support services; family therapy; case management; and a supportive, team approach to care.
Clinic Location:
2751 Wooddale Blvd., Suite A, Baton Rouge, LA 70805
225-925-1906 or 800-768-8824

Florida Parishes Human Services Authority
Parishes served: Livingston, St. Helena, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington
Services provided: Medication management with a physician, nurse practitioner, or medical psychologist; psychotherapy; family education and support; employment and education services; peer support services; and a supportive, team approach to care
Clinic locations:
900 Wilkinson St., Mandeville, LA 70448
2331 Carey St., Slidell, LA 70458
835 Pride Dr., Suite B, Hammond, LA 70401

South Central Louisiana Human Services Authority
Parishes served: Assumption, Lafourche, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Mary, and Terrebonne
Services provided: Medication management with a physician or nurse practitioner; psychotherapy; family education and support; peer support services; and a supportive, team approach to care.
Clinic locations:
157 Twin Oaks Dr., Raceland, LA 70394
985-537–6823 or 800-840-7758
232 Belle Terre Blvd., Suite B, Laplace, LA 70068
985-651-7064 or 800-256-5508
1809 West Airline Hwy., Laplace, LA 70068
985-652-8444 or 800-709-2635
500 Roderick St. Suite B, Morgan City, LA 70380
985-380-2460 or 800-481-6882
5599 Hwy. 311, Houma, LA 70360

EpiCenter – Volunteers of America North Louisiana
Parishes served: Caddo, Bossier, DeSoto, Webster, Red River, Claiborne, Bienville, Sabine, Natchitoches
Services Provided: Psychotherapy, Psychiatric Medication Management, Individual, Group, and Family Education, Case Management, Supported Employment & Education
Clinic providing FEP services:
458 Herndon St. Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: 318-429-6938

If you are looking for providers outside these areas you can use this treatment locator OR browse this document for first-episode psychosis treatment programs by state.


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