Get on Board: Engaging Young People and their Families in Early Psychosis

This manual is designed to help early psychosis clinicians maximise the engagement of young people and their families within a service.

It provides an overview of approaches to engagement of young people and families in early psychosis and combines theoretical models of therapeutic engagement with clinical experience derived from the EPPIC program. It describes the rationale for engagement in early psychosis, explores fluctuations and barriers to engagement and discusses specific engagement techniques to assist with engaging young people and families.

It offers evidence-based, practical advice for service providers and clinicians to enhance the engagement of young people and their families with an early psychosis service.