EARLY TREATMENT PROGRAM

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The Zucker Hillside Hospital’s multidisciplinary Early Treatment Program (ETP) was specifically developed to provide targeted, state of the art care to adolescents and young adults in the early stages of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Modeled after the National Institute of Mental Health’s (NIMH) early psychosis initiative and designed by world renowned experts, ETP is a premier center offering optimal assessment and evidence based treatments known to improve the lives of people with early phase illness. This unique service follows novel principles of care including shared decision making, youth friendly and welcoming environments, and flexible and accessible recovery oriented interventions.

Services offered

Complete diagnostic evaluation and assessment including:

  • Sophisticated  neurocognitive testing
  • Brain imaging
  • Genetic testing to help identify the best and safest treatment

Individualized treatment strategies and interventions including:

  • A personal recovery coach for managing stress, solving problems and achieving goals
  • Vocational counseling
  • Assistance with returning to school/work
  • Diet and healthy lifestyle instruction
  • Substance abuse counseling
  • Advanced medication management
  • Individual, group and family therapy
  • Technological resources to assist in disease management: computers, smart phones and two-way video
  • Opportunities to participate in various research projects

For more information:  Email:  EarlyTreatmentProgram@northwell.edu  Tel: 718.470.8888

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