Dr. Gustavo Perez is the lead psychologist at the Banner University Early Psychosis Intervention Center (EPICenter) and a certified trauma specialist working with people experiencing serious mental illness. His work is grounded in a bio-psycho-social approach to mental health. He leads the CBT- mindfulness series at the Banner University Whole Health Clinic. He is also a community educator for the Department of Psychiatry promoting awareness of early mental health intervention for youth and families. Prior to joining the Department, Dr. Perez was the senior psychologist at the Pima County Juvenile Detention Center where he was recognized with the 2016 Employee of the Year Award. Dr. Perez serves in the Safe Environment Review Board with the Catholic Dioceses of Tucson.