First Episode Psychosis (FEP) Program
UNLV Health-Mojave Counseling, along with the State of Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, has established the UNLV Health-Mojave Counseling First Episode Psychosis (FEP) Program. The FEP program was modeled after the successful, evidence-based NAVIGATE program and is a comprehensive program providing early and effective treatment to individuals who have experienced a first episode of psychosis. The FEP program has been providing services through UNLV Health-Mojave Counseling since June 2020.
Services Provided by the First Episode Psychosis Team
The program is designed to assist individuals and their family members in navigating through a first episode of psychosis by providing education on psychosis and assisting individuals with stabilizing their psychotic symptoms. The program also focuses on supporting individuals with maintaining interpersonal relationships, achieving their educational and employment aspirations, and improving their quality of life.
The FEP program utilizes a multi-dimensional treatment approach that includes pharmacologic management/psychiatric medication services, family education services, individual resiliency training (IRT) therapy services, supported employment and education (SEE) services, case management services, and primary care collaboration.
- Ages 15-44, who have experienced symptoms that meet DSM-5 criteria for schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders that include:
- Brief psychotic disorder
- Schizophreniform disorder
- Schizoaffective disorder
- Other specified schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorder
- Unspecified schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorder
- The individual cannot have been treated with antipsychotic medication(s) for more than 12 months total in their lifetime
- The individual has an IQ of 80 or above and does not have a developmental and/or intellectual disability
- The individual resides in Clark County
The following DSM-5 diagnoses will be excluded:
- Bipolar and related disorders
- Depressive disorders
- Substance/medication-induced psychotic disorder
- Psychotic disorder due to another medical condition
- Clinically significant head trauma or other serious medical condition(s)
How to Access the Program
Community providers can refer potential clients to the UNLV Health-Mojave Counseling First Episode Psychosis (FEP) Program by contacting the FEP team via phone or email.
Please be prepared to provide the following information:
- Individual's name
- Date of birth
- Insurance (if applicable)
- Telephone number(s)
- Any parent/guardian information (if applicable)
- Psychiatric treatment history