Early Psychosis Intensive Outpatient Program

UC San Diego Health offers an Early Psychosis Intensive Outpatient Program for young adults who may benefit from more intensive support and treatment.

The program helps individuals get back on track and reach goals through developmentally attuned group therapy, skills building, psychoeducation, support and empowerment building. The program is designed for people ages 12 to 30 within two years of their first psychotic episode.

More about the intensive outpatient program:

  • Meets three times per week:  11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday
  • Throughout the day, participants attend therapy groups to build and enhance coping skills, problem solving strategies and general well-being.
  • Opportunities to address specific issues and learn effective coping strategies are provided during individual therapy and family therapy sessions.
  • Participants meet regularly with a psychiatrist for medication management.
  • Lunch is provided, or your therapy group will go to the cafeteria to work on healthy eating habits and socializing skills.
  • Family members participate in treatment by attending at least one of our multi-family therapy groups from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays
  •  A recommended parent support group meets from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. every other Monday

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We accept cash payments as well as some insurance carriers. ​

For a list of accepted insurance companies or questions about insurance coverage, contact Yolando Pearson, at 619-543-7745 or ypearson@ucsd.edu.

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