First Episode Psychosis (FEP) Program

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About

UNLV Medicine-Mojave Counseling, along with the State of Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, is excited to announce the launch of the UNLV Medicine-Mojave Counseling First Episode Psychosis 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.

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, while learning the skills necessary to maintain relationships, educational aspirations, employment, and quality of life.

The FEP program utilizes a multi-dimensional treatment approach that includes Individual Resiliency Training (IRT) therapy services, Supported Employment and Education (SEE) services, Family Education/Support services, Case Management, Pharmacologic Management/Psychiatric Medication Assessment, and Primary Care collaboration.

Eligibility Requirements

Target Population

  • Ages 15-44, who have experienced symptoms that meet DSM-5 criteria for Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders including:
    • Schizophrenia
    • Schizoaffective Disorder
    • Schizophreniform Disorder
    • Brief Psychotic Disorder
    • Unspecified Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
  • The individual cannot have been treated with antipsychotic medication(s) for more than 12 months total
  • The individual has an IQ of 80 or above and does not have significant developmental disabilities
  • The individual resides in Clark County

Exclusions

The following DSM-5 diagnoses will be excluded:

  • Bipolar and Related Disorders
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Substance Induced Psychotic Disorder
  • Psychosis due to a General Medical Condition (GMC)
  • Clinically significant head trauma or other serious medical condition(s)

How to Access the Program

Community Providers can refer potential clients to the First Episode Psychosis Program (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)
  • Address
  • Telephone number(s)
  • Any parent/guardian information (if applicable)

Contact

Phone: 702-968-4011
Email: fep@medicine.unlv.edu

Locations:
4000 East Charleston Blvd
Suite 130
Las Vegas, NV 89104

6375 West Charleston Blvd
Building A, Suite 100
Las Vegas, NV 89146