The Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CCBT)

OnTrack - Hawai'i

Approximately 100,000 adolescents and young adults in the United States experience an initial episode of psychosis each year. Some of the signs of psychosis include:

  • Auditory Hallucinations (hearing things that other people don't hear)
  • Visual Hallucinations (seeing things that other people don't see)
  • Paranoid Feelings (feeling unusually afraid or suspicious)
  • Unusual beliefs
  • Disorganized thinking
  • Changed behavior

Youth who are experiencing these symptoms are often frightened and confused, and struggle to understand what is happening to them.  However, studies have shown that early, structured intervention is critical to changing the course of the illness and can result in a better long-term prognosis. At OnTrack Hawaii, we know that these experiences are treatable. OnTrack Hawaii services are tailored to the needs of each individual. Working collaboratively, the individual and the team select the best mix of services and supports. Among the services we offer are:

  • Individual and group therapy
  • Medication management using the Shared Decision Making Model
  • Assistance and support to find a job or return to school
  • Assistance and support for families

OnTrack - University of Hawaii at Manoa - Department of Psychology

Our services are for individuals between the ages of 15 and 24 who are:

  • Within the first two years of experiencing psychosis
  • Willing to work with a multi-disciplinary specialty team

Therapeutic and assessment services are provided by Dr. David Cicero, Ph.D. and a team of specially-trained graduate students who are supervised by Dr. Cicero, as well as Drs. Charles Mueller, Ph.D., and Brad Nakamura, Ph.D.  Psychiatric services are provided by Dr. Steven Williams, a licensed psychiatrist with the John A. Burns School of Medicine at UH-Manoa.

If OnTrack Hawaii sounds like the right service for you, please contact us, regardless of your ability to pay. OnTrack Hawaii team services are grant funded, and we can work with you to pay for related services, such as medication. Our team can be reached at 808-956-6289 or TrackHi@hawaii.edu.

If you are interested in learning more about the RAISE initiative, please see their website for valuable resources and information.

Other helpful resources:


What is Psychosis?

Psychosis Resources