To refer yourself or someone else for services at our outpatient first episode psychosis clinic, contact:
Alyson Hague, M.S.W., L.C.S.W. at 732-235-2868
Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) at Rutgers-UBHC is an innovative and evidence-based treatment program for adolescents and young adults who have had unusual thoughts and behaviors or who have started hearing or seeing things that others don’t, along with difficulties with work, school and/or socializing. CSC helps people reduce their symptoms and achieve their goals for school, work, and relationships.
The team consists of an outreach and recruitment coordinator who will introduce the team and help decide if the program is a good fit, a primary clinician who will offer counseling and support and help you learn new skills to cope with what you are experiencing, a psychiatrist who can collaborate with you to make decisions related to medication and help with medical concerns, a supported education & employment specialist who can help with work and school, a peer support specialist to support overall health and wellness; and a substance abuse counselor to assist when alcohol or drug use is interfering with achieving personal goals.
In many treatment settings, participants work with just one mental health professional, but with CSC, you will have the support of an entire team. The participant and family members are the most important members of this team. You will work closely with the primary clinician and other staff to identify goals that are important to you and services that can help with accomplishing these goals.