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Learn more about training in the Felton BEAM UP™ Programs approach - Felton Early Psychosis Programs - Felton Early Psychosis Programs

Train your team in the latest evidence-based, culturally competent practices in early psychosis assessment, diagnosis, and treatment. Teams can include peers, case managers, therapists, nurse practitioners, psychiatrists, and program and clinical managers.

The Felton BEAM UP™ Programs align the best practices in the field of psychosis early intervention to provide early assessment and identification for individuals at-risk of experiencing a first break of psychosis.

Your team will learn how to incorporate a comprehensive range of evidence-based psychiatric, supportive, and outreach services to serve diverse populations in community-based settings.

Felton Institute will provide:

All training in evidence-based practices is followed by coaching to fidelity.



The Felton BEAM UP™ model provides infrastructure development to incorporate treatment for individuals at clinical high risk (CHR) of developing psychosis into existing first episode psychosis services or as a starting service for future development of first episode psychosis services.

Similar to training in the Felton (re)MIND™ model, adoption of the evidence-based practices of the Felton BEAM UP™ Programs approach to fidelity requires a solid commitment to didactic training, coaching circle support, changes in clinical supervision practices, and close review of clinicians actually doing the work via tapes of sessions. With that commitment, within three months your state or County can be implementing Felton BEAM UP™ Programs approach to early identification of psychosis-risk and treatment interventions.

1. Readiness Assessment (at no charge)
First find out if the Felton BEAM UP™ Programs approach is a match for your team. We examine your organizational readiness for adopting a new practice by assessing your organizational structure, staffing, and funding streams, as well as your organizational culture.

2. Site Visit and Planning
Based on needs revealed in the readiness assessment, senior Felton BEAM UP™ Programs leaders will come out to your program site to work with you to set up the program. Together we will determine program capacity, adapt our proven program policies and procedures to your needs, and establish referral pipelines. In short, we will identify everything you need to create a successful program.

3. Introduction to the Felton BEAM UP™ Programs Approach
Online training

Your entire team gains an understanding of the Felton BEAM UP™ Programs approach and an overview of the evidence-based practices for early identification of psychosis-risk as well as the benefits of implementing a multi-step model for psychosis prevention and early intervention.

4. Psychosis-Risk Core Skills and Practices
5 days in person

The entire treatment team will gain the core knowledge needed in psychosis-risk evidence-based practices so they can begin assessing and serving clients using the Felton BEAM UP™ Programs approach. The entire team attends to ensure a strong foundation for teamwork. Upon completion your team will be ready to develop a community outreach and education campaign for early psychosis identification and referral as well as assessment and treatment interventions implemented in the Felton BEAM UP™ Programs.

Entire Team

Case Managers & Peers

5. Fidelity Coaching for Evidence Based Practices
Felton BEAM UP™ Programs will coach and measure the fidelity of each of your individual clinicians as they implement best practices for High Yield CBTp, coaching includes submitting tapes for review and scoring.

Coaching circles are provided for a minimum of three months to ensure your team can sustainably adopt these core practices to fidelity, with a goal of both improving outcomes for your clients and achieving cost savings for counties.

Fidelity coaching is one of most important elements of the Felton BEAM UP™ Programs approach, ensuring the practices will be delivered effectively right at the start and that in two to three years after training your clinicians will still be using these practices.

6. Dartmouth Individual Placement and Support
Online training

Felton will connect you to the Westat’s IPS Supported Employment Training Center so that your team members who regularly provide employment and educational support can complete this online training. The web-based course runs for approximately 10 weeks, three times per year, and includes facilitators answering student questions and commenting on discussion board postings.

7. Customized Ongoing Coaching
As you implement the Felton BEAM UP™ Programs approach, senior Felton BEAM UP™ Programs leaders will provide your management, clinicians, and line staff with additional coaching, training, and support to meet the unique needs of your organization and community. Coaching on demand can also keep clinicians sharp when they have smaller psychosis-risk client caseloads.
Felton provides all the ongoing support your clinical and management teams need to create and sustain a successful program and ensure that evidence-based practices are effectively and sustainably integrated into your clinical practice.