First Episode Psychosis Initiatives

A key population in early prevention and intervention efforts is those experiencing first episode psychosis (FEP). Dr. Iruma Bello of OnTrackNY will provide an overview of coordinated specialty care (CSC) – a recovery-oriented, team approach to treating early psychosis – and focus on how to have a statewide approach. Dr. Jessica Pollard will discuss the elements of a successful early detection of psychosis campaign. 



  • Iruma Bello, PhD, Clinical Training Director of OnTrackNY, Center for Practice Innovations, Division of Behavioral Health Services and Policy Research, Columbia University 

  • Jessica Pollard, PhD, Senior Behavioral Health Advisor, NASMHPD