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Paranoia and Troublesome Beliefs: A CBT Approach

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Learn CBT strategies for helping people reduce paranoia and rethink beliefs that might be classified as "delusions."

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In an increasingly polarized world, more are noticing how difficult it can be to talk to someone whose beliefs are quite different from our own. It can be even more difficult when trust is broken, and paranoia is strong.

In this seminar, the focus will be on establishing helpful conversations with people whose paranoia and extremely different beliefs have led to a diagnosis of psychosis.

Rather than a “one size fits all” approach, the emphasis will be on finding a method that works for an individual as that person exists in the current moment. While “reviewing the evidence” and helping the person challenge the belief may sometimes be effective, at other times it may work better to simply accept the belief and to find ways to live successfully while holding it. And at other times, the best approach might be understanding the belief as an indicator of underlying conflicts or vulnerabilities that need to be addressed before the belief can change.

Learning Objectives:

• Describe the possible functions of paranoia in the formation of troublesome beliefs or delusions

• Identify 4 different but complementary approaches to reducing disturbances due to troublesome beliefs

• Demonstrate how to collaboratively explore evidence for and against an apparently delusional belief

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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