Key to wellness: Discovering the peer role within standardized early psychosis intervention (EPI) care
NAVIGATE is a comprehensive program designed to provide early and effective treatment to individuals who have experienced a first episode of psychosis. A cornerstone aspect of the EPI-SET (Early Psychosis Intervention – Spreading Evidence Based Treatment) project in Ontario is the implementation of the NAVIGATE model within five pilot agencies across the province. As multi-disciplinary services, EPI programs that are involved in this pilot were faced with the task of adopting a standardized care framework into an existing service. This webinar will describe the roles, tasks and processes that were utilized by the Peer Coaches at CMHA Waterloo-Wellington’s 1st Step Program to integrate the NAVIGATE model within their practice as peer specialists.
Learn more about the NAVIGATE model.
Learn more about the EPI-SET project.
Date: Thursday, June 17, 2021
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. EDT
- Provide a brief overview of the NAVIGATE model of EPI care
- Describe the tensions involved in implementing a standardized care model within an existing service
- Outline the steps taken to integrate the NAVIGATE model within the Peer Coach role
- Describe the key enhancements that were made to the Peer Coach role via the implementation of the NAVIGATE modules
- Discuss the opportunities that were created by this reflective practice process to further define/develop/shape the overall Peer Role within the NAVIGATE model.
Kyle Bulstrode: Peer worker – CMHAWW - 1st Step EPI – Guelph and Cambridge
Garry Stephens: Peer worker – CMHAWW - 1st Step EPI – Kitchener Waterloo
Kim Hewitt-McVicker, OT Reg. (Ont.): 1st Step Manager, CMHAWW
Alan Cudmore, MA: Alan is an Implementation Specialist with CAMH’s Provincial System Support Program