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Addressing Spiritual and Cultural Issues Within Treatment for Psychosis

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Explore ways to work competently and respectfully with people with diverse cultural and spiritual perspectives and backgrounds.

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There is not just one way of making sense of reality; instead, each culture or even each subculture goes about it differently. Further, many or even most people affirm beliefs in various “spiritual” aspects of reality that transcend everyday experiences. But this leads to the question: how are we to distinguish healthy diversity in culture and spirituality, from that which is pathological or “psychotic?”

One approach to this question is to assert that if a way of making sense is common in a culture, then it is sane and acceptable, while if it is unique, then it is pathological. While this approach makes room for diversity that is well established in large social groups, it continues to risk pathologizing possibly healthy innovations made by individuals.

This training will explore how CBT for psychosis can be practiced in a flexible way to adopt to cultural and spiritual differences, allowing for collaborative and respectful explorations of both the possible value as well as dangers of various ways of approaching reality. Based on such explorations, people can discover their own paths to a healthy integration and a path forward in their lives.

Learning Objectives:

• Demonstrate the ability to adopt CBT for psychosis approaches to meet the needs of individuals from varying cultural groups

• Explain the role of cultural humility, and an awareness of the uncertainty of one’s own knowledge, in respectful and effective therapy for psychosis

• Utilize cultural competence in addressing spiritual issues within a recovery oriented approach to psychosis while working with individuals from a variety of traditions and subcultures

About the instructor: (Ron Unger LCSW): “I’m a therapist who has been practicing CBTp for almost two decades, and during that time I have led many seminars on CBTp at a variety of universities and agencies in the US and Canada. These seminars present CBTp as part of a deeply humanistic and open-minded approach to difficult experiences that can otherwise be too easily framed as “not understandable.” I am the author of 3 prerecorded “online courses” related to CBT for psychosis (these courses cover some of the same material that will be covered in these live seminars.) I am chair of the educational committee for the US Chapter of the International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis (ISPS-US) and am a blogger at recoveryfromschizophrenia.org and www.madinamerica.com.”

3.5 hours of Continuation Credit for many US professionals will be provided: for information about that please see https://recoveryfromschizophrenia.org/home/ce_info/

Schedule: 9:00am-12:30pm Pacific Time / (12:00-3:30pm Eastern Time).

Target audience: Mental health professionals, especially psychologists, social workers, and counselors.

Level: Intermediate

Accommodations for the Differently Abled: Individuals needing special accommodations, please contact: Ron Unger LCSW, 4ronunger@gmail.com, 541-513-1811.

There is no known commercial support nor conflict of interest for this program.

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