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Past Work

Participation in the Early Detection, Intervention and Prevention of Psychosis Program

In 2007, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funded the Early Detection, Intervention and Prevention of Psychosis Program (EDIPPP) - an ambitious national study to test the hypothesis that early intervention in the psychosis risk state could improve outcomes and reduce conversions to full-blown psychosis. ¬†Partnering with our local community mental health board, the Washtenaw Community Health Organization (WCHO), we were selected as one of the 6 sites.¬† Known locally as ‘Michigan Prevents Prodromal Progression,’ or ‘M3P,’ the program recruited 55 young people.¬† Just recently published results (McFarlane et al, 2014) show that the intervention worked, adding to a growing international literature showing risk reductions of 46-66% in 11 randomized clinical trials of individuals with APS. Enrollment in EDIPPP/M3P ended in 2010, but the project established our center within a network of other early intervention programs (Maine Medical Center, University of California, Davis, Mid-Valley Behavioral Care Network in Salem, Oregon, Zucker Hillside Hospital, and University of New Mexico), and provided the impetus for the development of PREP.