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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to common questions about the Psychosis REACH program

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FAQ

  • What is the Psychosis REACH training?
    Psychosis REACH is a training that offers concrete, evidence-based skills for relatives and friends of individuals with psychotic disorders to better care for and relate to their loved ones. It takes a proven psychotherapy for people with schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and modifies it to the needs of caregivers. Click here to download a shareable flyer.
  • What does the Psychosis REACH core training include?
    The Psychosis REACH core training includes an asynchronous 5-hour online self-paced eCourse consisting of psychosis psychoeducation, caregiver self-care, and cognitive behavioral techniques for psychosis (FIRST Skills). It is then followed by a 3-hour live event consisting of a brief review of the FIRST Skills, role plays of the FIRST Skills, and Q & A.
  • How do I get signed up for an upcoming training?
    You can register with the general Psychosis REACH training held by the University of Washington training team by navigating to our home page and clicking the "sign up" button. If there is no link available to register, this means that our current training is at capacity. We recommend signing up with our mailing list here to learn when registration opens for one of the next training cohorts. NOTE: If you are a caregiver or mental health provider currently located in Michigan state, please navigate to the Michigan state training hub here to sign up with your state’s specialized version of the training!
  • Are there additional resources available for caregivers?
    Yes! Please visit our website for a curated list of resources for caregivers by navigating to the home page, and clicking the button "resources" in our top navigation bar. For other general resources about psychosis, please visit the University of Washington's SPIRIT Lab's home website here.
  • How can I support the Psychosis REACH program?
    Psychosis REACH is a grassroots initiative launched and sustained with donor funding. Philanthropic support enables us to continue to provide this training to families for free or at low cost across the globe. To support our work financially, please visit the link below and click “ADD” or reach out to David Chow (chowd@uw.edu). If you are able to support Psychosis REACH through your time or advocacy, please email us at psychosisREACH@uw.edu
  • Can I connect with a Family Ambassador right now?
    To connect with a Psychosis REACH Family Ambassador, you must first complete a Psychosis REACH training. This is because Family Ambassadors are trained to provide ongoing support, and continue practicing the FIRST skills that you learn during the initial p-REACH training. After the training, you will gain access to a sign up sheet to join a group or work with a Family Ambassador 1 on 1 for more support/skills practice.
  • How do I apply to become a Family Ambassador?
    The Psychosis REACH Family Ambassador training cohort is currently ongoing. The next cohort will begin in January of 2025. If you are interested in applying to become a Family Ambassador, please fill out our application and a team member will be in touch in the upcoming weeks to discuss the training further. https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/d866cf1334db49baaef209ecff3994ef. NOTE: You must have attended a Psychosis REACH training first in order to have your application considered to be a Family Ambassador.
  • How can I reach out if I have any more questions?
    If you would like to reach out to a member of our team, please send an email to psychosisreach@uw.edu. A member of our team will respond to your inquiry within 2 business days.
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