Introduction to the EPPIC model of care for early psychosis

This presentation provides the rationale for early intervention in psychosis. It introduces key terms used in this field and describes the core components of the model of care that has been developed to minimise negative impacts and maximise recovery from early psychosis.


Who is this webinar for?

This video is designed for:

  • headspace early psychosis staff
  • primary healthcare networks (PHNs)
  • lead agencies
  • decision-makers
  • other partners and stakeholders.

What will you learn in this webinar?

In this video you'll learn the:

  • rationale for early intervention in psychosis
  • key terms used in this field
  • core components of the early psychosis program (EPPIC).





Dr Shona Francey

Dr Shona Francey is a clinical psychologist who works as a clinical consultant at Orygen.

Shona has more than 30 years' experience in the field of early intervention for psychosis and commenced work within the Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre (EPPIC) when it was established in 1992.

Within EPPIC and the wider Orygen Youth Health clinical program she has held roles in both research and clinical leadership. This includes case management and group work and as a service lead psychologist and clinical stream leader for EPPIC and the PACE clinic for young people who may be at ultra-high risk of developing psychosis.