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The Discovery Team: An Early Psychosis Program

The Discovery Team: An Early Psychosis Program
The Discovery Team is an Early Psychosis (EP) Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) Team serving individuals who have experienced the onset of psychotic symptoms within the past two years. The Discovery Team provides trauma-informed care in a friendly, safe, and supportive environment. The Discovery Team includes a Team Leader, Prescribers, Mental Health Clinicians, Education and Employment Specialists, and Peer Specialists. 

Our Approach
The Discovery Team utilizes NAVIGATE, an evidence-based treatment model, as a primary modality to support individuals who have experienced an early episode of psychosis.  NAVIGATE also provides education and support to families or natural supports. We provide individual therapy, family education, educational and vocational services, Peer Services, Case Management, and Community Engagement. Treatment is geared to each individual and family’s unique needs, using a person-centered, trauma-informed, and strengths-based approach. 

Overview of Roles
The Discovery Team’s core services include individual therapy, medication management, and family education. Peer and SEE Specialists are additional resources for any interested individual.  Once accepted to the program, an intake is scheduled with the individual seeking services, their family and/or natural supports. 

Team Leader: The Team Leader serves as the initial point of contact for all referrals and manages the daily functions of The Discovery Team.

Prescribers: Prescribers evaluate the role of medication in treatment and work with the individual and family and/or natural supports to prescribe and manage medications. 

Individual Clinicians: Individual Clinicians provide individual therapy and engage the individual in NAVIGATE Individual Resiliency Training (IRT).

Family Clinician: The Family Clinician serves as the point of contact for the individual’s family or natural supports. The Family Clinician provides coaching and support while engaging the individual, their family, or natural supports in NAVIGATE Family Education Programming.

Supported Employment and Education (SEE): SEE Specialists help the individual meet their employment or educational goals. This may include assisting the individual in obtaining educational supports, referring the individual for career assessments, resume building, helping with the job application process, teaching interviewing skills, and providing skills or tips for how to stay in school or maintain employment. 

Peer Specialists: Peer Specialists are individuals with lived experience as recipients of mental health services. They serve as mentors to individuals served by The Discovery Team.

Referrals
For more information or to place a referral, please contact Catherine Pouche at 617-895-6139 or discovery@edinburgcenter.org.

PROGRAM LEADERSHIP

Catherine Pouche, LMHC
Team Leader, The Discovery Team
617-895-6139
cpouche@edinburgcenter.org

Tali L. Rojem, LICSW
Director of Clinical Innovations
781-761-5103
trojem@edinburgcenter.org