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Essential Elements of CBT for Psychosis

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This Seminar Explores Essential Elements of CBT for Psychosis: Engagement Style, Normalizing, & Developing a Formulation

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This seminar explores and offers practice in the fundamentals of CBT for psychosis. Questions will be discussed such as, how is it possible to engage collaboratively in exploring experiences with people whose view of reality is radically different from your own? How can providers realistically offer hope to people who may feel their mind is broken?

One CBT method that conveys hope and facilitates engagement is that of normalizing. Framing psychotic experiences as extreme versions of normal reactions “puts them on the map” of healthy human functioning and allows people to consider transitioning to less extreme approaches.

Once experiences are understood in a normalized way, it is then possible to follow up by helping people map out or develop formulations about what is happening. These formulations then can be used to develop specific suggestions about what might be done to effect change.

Learning Objectives:

• List four key elements of a collaborative engagement style consistent with CBT for psychosis, and demonstrate this style in practice

• Apply the practice of normalizing while discussing psychotic experiences

• Based on descriptions of psychotic experiences, create CBT formulations which map out what may be happening and what might be changed to “shrink” the problem

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 is 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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