Compass First Episode Psychosis
Compass is a comprehensive early intervention treatment program for individuals who have experienced a first episode of psychosis. Psychosis exists along a spectrum and involves an alternative sense of reality that is different from others. A person affected by psychosis may develop unusual or abnormal beliefs (delusions), illogical or confused thinking, disorganized or bizarre behavior, socially withdraw, or begin seeing or hearing things others don’t (hallucinations). Although these experiences can initially be frightening and confusing, we believe that recovery is possible and collaborate with each person in developing their individualized goals.
Compass utilizes the NAVIGATE model, which is an evidence-based treatment program designed to support individuals and their families in creating a path towards recovery following an initial episode of psychosis. Treatment is provided by a team of mental health professionals dedicated to partnering in collaborative and culturally-informed ways. Compass focuses on empowering those affected by psychosis to make meaning of their experiences, pursue their goals, and move forward with their lives.
Wellness and recovery services include:
· Individual therapy to learn effective ways of coping and strengthen resiliency
· Personalized psychiatric medication evaluation with a focus on shared decision making
· Supported education and employment services to maintain or resume school and/or work activities
· Family therapy and education to gain knowledge in a variety of recovery-oriented topics
· Case management to assist with community-based resources and increase success
Referral Information for Compass First Episode Psychosis
Compass serves people ages 15-40 who have experienced a first episode of psychosis within the past two years. Conditions treated include schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and schizophreniform disorder. Symptoms cannot be attributed to substance use, a medication condition, affective disorder, personality disorder or developmental concerns.
For more information – “Understanding A First Episode of Psychosis: Facts for Caregivers”
Referrals to Compass can be made by the person seeking services, family members, social service agencies and/or health care providers.
Please either fax or send referrals via secure email. You will be contacted within 24 business hours to determine next steps.
We are happy to consult prior to referral. Compassreferrals@RADIASHealth.org / Fax 651-291-7378 / Phone 952-529-5898