The New Journeys program is focused on providing critically needed comprehensive treatment to individuals who are experiencing their first episode of psychosis. Treatment services are provided through a team of mental health staff focused on assisting clients with identifying their personal goals and needs for recovery that will allow them to return to functioning well at their job, school, home, and other areas of life.
This is accomplished through the collaborative work that the treatment team performs with the client, family, doctors, teachers, employers, and other significant people in the client’s life. The collaborative work includes providing information on the client’s psychosis and information on ways to reduce the barriers to the client successfully engaging in treatment and recovery.
Core Components of The New Journeys Program
Community outreach and education
Utilization of low-dosage medication
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for psychosis
Individual resiliency training
Supported employment and education
Primary care coordination
24/7 crisis line available
Experiencing a first episode of psychosis
Have a diagnosis of schizophrenia, schizoaffective, schizophreniform, or other psychotic disorder
Be between the ages 15-40
Be a resident of King County
Have no history of developmental delay or an autism spectrum disorder
New Journeys Recovery Team
Family Educational Specialist (FE)
The FE provides the family with information regarding diagnosis and treatment. They also support the family and the client throughout treatment.
Individual Resiliency Trainer (IRT)
The IRT uses varying interventions to help identify clients’ strengths and resiliency factors for recovery, as well as develop coping mechanisms.
Supportive Employment and Education (SEE)
The SEE assists the client in identifying educational, work, and career goals, and provides the necessary support in those areas.
Peer Support Specialist
The Peer Support Specialist is an individual who has lived experience with mental health symptoms and can provide additional support by discussing personal struggles and how to work through them.
The Case Manager helps the client stay engaged with appointments and other basic daily living needs.
Medical Prescriber (Psychiatrist)
The Psychiatrist provides psychopharmacological treatment and education to the client and their family.
New Journeys accepts Medicaid, Medicare, commercial insurance and individuals with no insurance coverage.