A joint clinical and research program specializing in the treatment of individuals with schizophrenia and related disorders.
FREE services for eligible patients. Our services include, but are not limited to, individual and group therapy, case management, medication management, employment and educational support. Most visits are provided through telehealth. Patients must live within commuting distance for periodic in-person assessments at UCLA.
Who We Serve
UCLA Aftercare provides services and support to individuals, ages 18-45 years old, who are in the early phase of a psychotic disorder.
Mission and Goals
Our primary treatment aim is to assist patients through the tumultuous first years after the onset of psychosis, and to help treat their psychosis while getting them back on their feet again. We provide antipsychotic medication, psychotherapy, and cognitive remediation as part of our ongoing clinical research into the early phase of psychotic disorders.
For the last 40 years, the UCLA Aftercare Research Program has provided treatment to hundreds of adults 18 - 45 years old who are in the early phase of a psychotic disorder. Our research findings have been reported in more than 200 publications.
We are studying ways to improve recovery for individuals with schizophrenia and related disorders, and to overcome challenges that might get in the way of full recovery.