A collaborative for the early identification and treatment of mental illness with psychosis

Karen McNamara

Karen McNamara, PhD, MSW, LCSW-C

Dr. McNamara has a broad background in project management, schizophrenia research, and more than five years’ experience in direct clinical care for individuals with First Episode Psychosis (FEP) and their families. She established a referral network of Maryland providers that encounter individuals experiencing FEP, and expanded this network as a part of the Recovery After and Initial Schizophrenia Episode (RAISE) Implementation and Evaluation Study (IES). As Outreach and Recruitment co-investigator on RAISE-IES she developed a knowledge base of successful outreach, referral, and early engagement strategies. Dr. McNamara also authored the NIMH manual on outreach, referral, and early engagement for individuals experiencing early psychosis.

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