EBP Conference 2021 Session 14

First Episode Psychosis: An Exciting Pilot Taking Flight in NC

Tuesday 8/17/2021 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM CST

This presentation explores a First Episode Psychosis Pilot in North Carolina. Topics will include: Transition Aged Youth in MH, A Review of the CSC Model, Meeting First Episode Teams in NC, Projects within Pilot, Outcomes, Supported Education & Employment, and Supported Education modifications during COVID. The FEP Pilot in NC includes SEES who are trained on the IPS Model and receive regular technical assistance. The goal of the presentation is to share about service, promote awareness for treatment transitioned aged youth, and understand the impact of COVID.

Presented by:

Jimmy Treires, MS, LCMHC

Jimmy is an Adult Mental Health Program Coordinator in the Community Mental Health Section of NC Department of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services. His undergraduate degree is in Economics from Millersville University. In 2010 he received a master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from East Carolina University. He has been working in Mental Health and Substance Abuse since 2009. His most recent position before his current was as the Vocational Specialist for an ACT team where he practiced the IPS model. Prior to that he has experience working in SAIOP/drug court, Vocational Rehabilitation, and case management. In his current role, he works with Individual Placement and Supports (IPS) and First Episode Psychosis (FEP). Part of his role in the CMH Section is assisting with the implementation of the evidenced based practice of IPS through Technical Assistance and Fidelity Evaluations within FEP teams. He develops policy around the IPS service and has worked on developing a new funding model for the service. Jimmy is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counseling (LCMHC) and operates a small private practice after his work hours. Jimmy believes that all individuals can achieve self-growth and self-actualization, and ultimately reach their highest potential. Personally, he loves exercising, learning, spending time with his family and traveling.