CURRENT PROJECTS

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SUPPORTING HEALTH AND HEALTHY BEHAVIORS

IN CSC PROGRAMS

Principal Investigator: Lydia Chwastiak, MD, MPH and Sunny Chieh Cheng, PhD, RN

The goal of this project is to develop a shared vision with the nine New Journeys teams on how to expand the New Journeys model to address health behaviors and wellness.

Funded by private donors 

 

Family Moments

IMPROVING FAMILY ENGAGEMENT AMONG FAMILIES EXPERIENCING FIRST EPISODE PSYCHOSIS 

Principal Investigator: Oladunni Oluwoye, PhD

This study seeks to refine and evaluate a family engagement intervention for coordinated specialty care programs for FEP.

Funded by the National Institute of Mental Health - K01MH117457

 

DEVELOPING A FAMILY-BASED

CONTINGENCY MANAGEMENT FOR SUBSTANCE

USE AMONG YOUTH EXPERIENCING PSYCHOSIS

Principal Investigator: Oladunni Oluwoye, PhD 

Guided by an advisory committee, the goal of this project is to adapt family-based contingency management for CSC programs based on qualitative feedback from CSC clients, families, and providers.

Funded by National Institute on Drug Abuse 

 

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DEVELOPING A FAMILY BRIDGER MODEL

FOR WASHINGTON STATE FAMILIES & CAREGIVERS

Principal Investigator: Maria Monroe-DeVita, PhD 

The goal of this study is to conduct formative evaluation with families of individuals who have experienced psychosis to develop and pilot-test a Family Bridger model. This model will support families when their loved one with psychosis enters outpatient, emergency department, or inpatient care. 

Funded by private donors

SLEEP AND PHYSICAL HEALTH IN YOUTH WITH 

EARLY PSYCHOSIS

Principal Investigator: Sunny Chieh Cheng, PhD 

Findings from this project will provide essential information about the feasibility and acceptability for using actigraphy and sleep diaries in individuals with early psychosis and their family caregivers. In addition, examining both individual and dyadic sleep, physical activity levels, mental health symptoms and functioning will fill a major gap in the literature and inform the development of tailored interventions for improving sleep and wellbeing.  

Funded by private donors

Sleep App

DEVELOPING mHEALTH TO SUPPORT HELP-SEEKING AMONG YOUNG ADULTS WITH EARLY PSYCHOSIS

Principal Investigator: Benjamin Buck, PhD 

A long duration of untreated psychosis (DUP) has been linked to poorer outcomes. Mobile health interventions may help reduce DUP in addition to reducing barriers during help-seeking, and improving engagement in services.

Funded by National Institute of Mental Health - K23MH122504

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