SARAH LYNCH, LCSW received her MSW from Columbia University and has since dedicated her career to community mental health. For more than a decade she has worked with young people with early symptoms of psychosis. She is the Program Manager for the Portland Identification and Early Referral (PIER) Program, a first episode psychosis program at Maine Medical Center. She was the Deputy Director for the RWJF-funded Early Detection and Intervention for the Prevention of Psychosis Program (EDIPPP) multisite research and treatment study and the Clinical Team Leader at the original PIER Program in Portland Maine.
Her experience in community-based treatment is wide: she has implemented a labor market strategy for generating employment opportunities for patient clients; she been part of an ACT team working with children and part of a Partial Hospital Program focusing on Supported Employment and Education. She has been training other clinicians in Multifamily Psychoeducation Groups (MFGs) for many years and is also in private practice in Falmouth, ME.
“It feels very hopeful to be working in prevention. It just makes so much sense.”Sarah Lynch, LCSW