Our BeST Practices

The Best Practices in Schizophrenia Treatment (BeST) Center at NEOMED promotes recovery and improves the lives of people with schizophrenia by accelerating the adoption of evidence-based and promising practices. The BeST Center works in partnership with community-based mental health treatment providers and offers training, consultation and technical assistance.

With the right treatment, people affected by psychotic illness can and do improve their lives.

FIRST Coordinated Specialty Care for First Episode Psychosis

FIRST Coordinated Specialty Care for First Episode Psychosis programs are available throughout Ohio and are committed to rapid access to the best treatment services for individuals experiencing an initial episode of psychotic illness and their families.

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Family Education & Support

Family education and support are an integral part of treatment. The BeST Center defines “families” as individuals who are important to someone with a mental illness.

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis

The BeST Center and Insight CBT Partnership collaborated to develop specific techniques that can yield positive results as part of routine clinical care and support.

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Integrated Primary and Mental Health Care

The BeST Center and its partners are working to improve the quality of life and care for individuals affected by chronic physical and psychiatric conditions.

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Pharmacotherapy for Schizophrenia

NEOMED’s Pharmacotherapy for Schizophrenia workgroup is focusing on appropriate pharmacotherapy for first-episode and multi-episode schizophrenia for both those who have had an adequate response to treatment and for those who have not

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The BeST Center is implementing the cognitive remediation practices of Cognitive Enhancement Therapy (CET) and Action-Based Cognitive Remediation (ABCR) in community-based settings.



BeST Center

BeST Practices in Schizophrenia Treatment (BeST) Center

NEOMED Coordinating Center of Excellence