Family members can play a significant role in helping to identify early signs of psychosis, in seeking prompt and appropriate treatment for their relative, and in promoting the recovery process. Promoting Recovery from First Episode Psychosis is based on research, practice guidelines and the authors’ own experience working with clients and their families in the First Episode Division at CAMH.
The guide is divided into two parts:
- • Part I is designed to help families support their relative’s recovery. It includes information about treatment of psychosis, crisis intervention, and working with mental health professionals.
- • Part II focuses on the family’s journey to recovery. It describes specialized services for families, self-care strategies, and communication and limit-setting tips
About the authors
Sabrina Baker, MSW, RSW, has almost forty years of experience as a certified social worker providing family-centred mental health care, including eight years with the First Episode Division at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). She currently works in private practice with a special focus on working with families affected by mental health and addiction to promote their recovery through education, support and counseling. Her work also includes teaching and writing for publication.
Lisa Martens, MSW, RSW, worked at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) with the First Episode Division of the Early Psychosis Unit.