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New Guide on CBT for Psychosis

Publication Date: May 25, 2021

A New guide on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis (CBTp) is now available for download from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) website. 

The guide, Routine Administration of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis as the Standard of Care for Individuals Seeking Treatment for Psychosis, provides mental health decision-makers such as state/local mental health directors, treatment facility clinical directors, and other stakeholders, with rationale and evidence to support wide-spread expansion of CBTp across mental health systems. The guide was authored by Sarah Kopelovich, PhD, one of the founding faculty with the Northwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center, with contributions from Monica Ramirez Basco, PhD, Meaghan Stacy, PhD, Harry Sivec, PhD, and Tania Lecomte, PhD. Dr. Kopelovich received staff support from Jennifer Blank, BA, at the University of Washington. This written document is based in part on the thoughtful input of the participants of May 2019 Expert Meeting on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Persons with Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders, which was convened in Rockville, Maryland, hosted by SAMHSA. The meeting was facilitated by Dr. Kopelovich, and Arlin Hatch, CAPT, USPHS, PhD organized the meeting and served as task lead for this publication. 

Download the guide here.

Find the companion guide from the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors: Two New Documents for both Policy and Practice Staff on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis