UBC research identifies gaps when it comes to helping youth diagnosed with early stages of psychosis

Shelly Ben-David

New UBC research is highlighting the need for improved training when it comes to helping young people living with psychosis determine their sense of identity.

“Identity development is a normal part of growing up and generally happens when someone is in their late adolescence or early adult years,” explains Shelly Ben-David, assistant professor at UBC Okanagan’s School of Social Work and study lead author. “It’s that time in life when a young person starts asking who they are and exploring their personal goals, their own values and even their role in life.”

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