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High-Yield Cognitive Behavioral Techniques for Psychosis for Psychiatric Care Providers
Thursday, February 13, 2020, 9:00 AM to Friday, February 14, 2020, 4:30 PM PST
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High-Yield Cognitive Behavioral Techniques for Psychosis for Psychiatric Care Providers

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for psychosis (CBTp) is a structured talk therapy that aims to reduce distress associated with symptoms of psychosis. As with CBT for other types of problems, CBTp focuses on the relationship between thoughts, behaviors, and emotions.

Treatment guidelines for schizophrenia spectrum disorders in the US recommend CBTp as an adjunctive to pharmacologic interventions. Yet CBTp has failed to be consistently incorporated into the standard of care for individuals with psychosis in the US. In fact, fewer than 1% of Americans with a psychotic disorder are presumed to have access to CBTp. Psychiatric Care Providers can enhance the accessibility of cognitive behavioral techniques for psychotic symptoms by abiding by CBTp core principles and incorporating key strategies into their sessions. In addition, psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners can wield influence in the systems of care in which they operate by advocating for broader access to this treatment.

The purpose of this workshop is to orient psychiatric care providers to the most recent empirical literature on the cognitive behavioral approach to treating individuals with psychotic symptoms, to introduce a recovery-oriented biopsychosocial model for treating psychosis, and to provide training in high-yield skills and strategies for this population.

This two-day in-person workshop will consist of lecture, audio and video presentation, and role play demonstrations. Following this training, you will be able to:

  • Articulate the rationale and primary goals associated with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for psychosis (CBTp)
  • Understand the theoretical principles of CBTp
  • Use high-yield CBTp-informed strategies to reduce distress and disability associated with psychosis
  • Access high-quality resources for patients, families, and additional self-guided learning of Cognitive BehavioralTherapy for psychosis.
  • Advocate for CBTp in your care settings and know where to access further training resources.

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