Journal article

Early psychosis workforce development: Core competencies for mental health professionals working in the early psychosis field

Helen Osman, Anthony F Jorm, Eoin Killackey, Shona Francey, Dianne Mulcahy

Early Intervention in Psychiatry | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

AIM: The aim of this study was to identify the core competencies required of mental health professionals working in the early psychosis field, which could function as an evidence-based tool to support the early psychosis workforce and in turn assist early psychosis service implementation and strengthen early psychosis model fidelity. METHOD: The Delphi method was used to establish expert consensus on the core competencies. In the first stage, a systematic literature search was conducted to generate competency items. In the second stage, a panel consisting of expert early psychosis clinicians from around the world was formed. Panel members then rated each of the competency items on how essent..

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