Introduction to Psychosis-Informed Mental Health Care (On-Demand)

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The Psychosis-Informed Care training is for anyone in the mental health field who would like to learn how to assess early psychosis in their practice and incorporate psychosis-informed care into other treatment models. One in ten adults and one in seven adolescents report hearing voices or having other psychotic experiences; AND, early psychosis experiences can be neutral or positive, and don’t always cause distress
In fact, early psychosis experiences can be powerful predictors of mood, stress, life, and functioning changes across the spectrum of human experience. The reality is that early psychosis experiences are under-detected, unreported, and often misunderstood, in spite of being a crucial component of mental health.
We will also introduce you to a new SAMHSA-funded initiative with FREE resources for:

  • Ongoing consultation in early psychosis for community providers
  • Psychosis-informed care workforce development trainings for providers, including Advanced Training and Certification in CBT for psychosis
  • Monthly Group consultation calls and access to referrals for PIER graduates and/or people seeking outpatient psychosis-informed services in general practice settings

For additional information about PIER State-wide Early Psychosis services, and/or  the PIER Community Hope and Resources for Psychosis (CHRp) that funded this and other trainings, go to or email Rebecca Jaynes, LCPC PIER CHRp Supervisor for more information.

Learning Objectives

This training will help you to:

  • Quickly screen for a range of early psychosis experiences
  • Accurately encourage open discussion of psychosis
  • Explain & normalize the occurrences of psychosis
  • Know ‘when to worry’ and what to do


How it Works

This course includes a video presentation by Rebecca Jaynes, LCPC, followed by a quiz requiring a passing grade of 80% or higher. After completing the video lesson and quiz, you will be directed to a course evaluation. Once you have completed the evaluation, you will be able to download a .pdf certificate to get your course credit.


  • One 52-minute video presentation
  • Brief exit quiz, passing quiz with score of at least 80% required
  • Evaluation of the training

About the Presenter

Rebecca Jaynes, LCPC | Rebecca Jaynes is a CHRp Program Supervisor and works with individuals, families and groups. She graduated with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Colorado, joined the PIER Program in 2007 and has had multiple roles on the team over the last decade. Rebecca is passionate about the work and bearing witness to the powerful personal changes that young people go through as they start to make sense of their experiences, become stronger and more confident and hopeful about their futures.

Criteria for Successful Completion

100% Attendees required to participate and be present in the full duration of the learning activity and complete/submit an evaluation form. Partial credit will not be awarded.

Contact Hours

Certificates will be issued upon completion of an online course evaluation. No partial credit will be given.

  • 1 Category I Contact hour for Psychologists. CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Professional Education Activities for Psychologists.
  • 1 contact hour for CHES. CCSME is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
  • 1 contact hour pending approval by the Maine Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors
  • 1 contact hour for social workers, licensed professional clinical counselors, and behavioral healthcare workers.

Important info:

You will have access to the course for 1 year after purchase.