September 28, 2023 | Psychosis-Informed Mental Health Care



Thursday, September 28, 2023 | 12:00-1:00pm

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.

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


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.

Will Porta, LMSW-CC— Will graduated with a Masters in Social Work from the University of New England and joined the PIER/Resilience Program because of prior experience working with adults with serious mental illness, leading to a strong belief in early intervention. He is a strong advocate for and appreciates working in a collaborative team environment.


Jen Collins, LCSW— Jen graduated with a MSW from Eastern Washington University and is now a therapist for the CHRp Program. She joined the PIER/CHRp/Resilience Program in 2023. What drew her to PIER/CHRp/Resilience Program was a desire to be part of supporting and facilitating the earliest interventions for young people struggling with mental health symptoms after witnessing these struggles firsthand among loved ones and seeing that earlier interventions encourage the best change for stability and quality of life.

Contact Hours

1 Category I contact hours for Psychologists. CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Professional Education Activities for Psychologists.
1 contact hour for Alcohol and Drug Counselors pending approval from the Maine Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors.
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 for social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, and other professionals.

A completed evaluation and 100% participation is required to receive a certificate of contact hours. Partial credit will not be awarded.

Supported by the PIER program.