Soteria Vermont is seeking a psychiatrist for eight hours per week beginning December 15, 2014. Soteria Vermont is a new residential hospitalizationalternative program for individual experiencing an initial episode of psychosis. The residence is located in Burlington and has the capacity to serve up to five people at a given time. The program will serve individuals who have had minimal exposure to psychoactive medication and/or psychiatric hospitalization. A foundational belief of Soteria is that psychosis can be a temporary experience to work through as opposed to a chronic mental illness in need of managing. Our approach views psychiatricmedication as one of many tools that an individual can utilize in navigating distress and crisis.The individual chooses which tools they feel are most effective and helpful. This may meanshort trials of medications or no medications at all.