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High-Yield Cognitive Behavioral Techniques for Psychosis for Psychiatric Care Providers

Publication Date: Jan 15, 2020

This two-day in-person workshop will 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.

The 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.
Date and Location

DATES: February 13 & 14, 2020, 9:00am-4:30pm

COST: $300 per person (Includes lunch and CME)
(Fees are waived for UW faculty, staff, trainees, and currently enrolled students)

LOCATION: Waterfront Activities Center,
3710 Montlake Blvd NE, Seattle, WA 98195

For More  Information and to Register, click HERE.

About the Trainers

Dr. Sarah Kopelovich, PhD is a forensically-trained licensed clinical psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Kopelovich is an Assistant Professor in the department and holds a Professorship in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for psychosis. She regularly conducts workshops, seminars, and professional consultation across the country for an array of mental health professionals in CBT for psychosis; Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy; Individual Resiliency Training for First Episode Psychosis; Assertive Community Treatment; and diagnostic, suicide, and violence risk assessment.

Dr. Jessica Maura, PhD is a Senior Fellow in Psychosis Treatment and Recovery in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Miami and completed an APA accredited internship from the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan. Her research has focused primarily on the impact that culture and other psychosocial factors have on the diagnosis and treatment of schizophrenia spectrum disorders, as well as examining the efficacy of culturally adapted interventions for schizophrenia.

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