Metacognitive Reflection & Insight Therapy for Psychosis, with Paul Lysaker

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Help people form more integrated ideas about self and others, respond more adoptively to life challenges, and live more rewarding lives.

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Metacognitive Reflection and Insight Therapy (MERIT) is a form of integrative individual psychotherapy that seeks to assist adults diagnosed with psychosis to make sense and meaning of the challenges and possibilities in their lives and to find ways to manage these and direct their own recovery.

Building from advances in both cognitive and interpersonal research, MERIT seeks to expand the boundaries of cognitive-behavioral, personal centered and psychodynamic approaches to treatment by focusing on how persons make sense of their experiences of their own purposes and place in the world allowing the development of a sense of belonging to our larger communities.

In contrast to other approaches, MERIT focuses on core processes that should be present in a given session, rather than a predetermined curriculum. This allows for a therapy can be truly tailored to meet the needs of unique individuals in real world clinics while also unlocking therapists unique potential for creativity as they seek to jointly make meaning with the person diagnosed with psychosis.

This webinar will present the scientific basis for MERIT as well as detailed descriptions of its practice allowing practitioners to begin to think about how to integrate this approach into their practice.

About the presenter:

Paul H Lysaker is a clinical psychologist who received his doctorate from Kent State University in 1991. He has over 35 years of experience providing and supervising recovery oriented forms of psychosocial interventions to adults diagnosed with psychosis. He is also an active researcher and teacher with over 20 years of federal funding for projects related to recovery and the practice of psychosocial rehabilitation. This work has resulted in over 500 peer reviewed publications to date and several books. He is the primary architect of an emerging recovery oriented form of integrative psychotherapy: Metacognitive Reflection and Insight Therapy.

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About ISPS-US webinars:

A donation of $5-$40 is requested, though no one turned away for lack of funds. Please note that your donation goes for a good cause:  It goes to support the efforts of ISPS-US to bring more attention to psychological and social approaches to psychosis. 

Any donation you can make is much appreciated!  But if you cannot afford to donate anything, please click "Register" then click on "Enter promo code" and type in the code "Scholarship" to access free registration.

These meetings are recorded and shared on the ISPS-US website and elsewhere for later viewing.  Those who register will be emailed a link to the recording when it becomes available.

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ISPS-US is the US chapter of ISPS, a group that promotes psychological and social approaches to experiences that get called "psychosis" or other labels like "schizophrenia." 

The Education Committee of ISPS aims to make education about such approaches widely available. 

If you aren't already a member, we hope you consider joining ISPS:  the page to sign up is

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