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Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) for psychosis
Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is an empirically validated and widely used problem-oriented psychotherapeutic approach. It examines the relationships between thoughts, behaviours, and emotions. Interventions generally target reducing distress through psychoeducation, the modification of cognitions and behavioural experimentation. Over the last twenty years, there have been considerable advances in applying CBT principles to treat psychosis. Such that CBT can be a helpful adjunct to pharmacotherapy.
This webinar will discuss a CBT conceptualization of psychosis. It will address common misconceptions regarding the suitability of this population for psychotherapy. The facilitator will provide an overview of the treatment rationale and CBT strategies that are most helpful for these clients. Participants will have the opportunity to examine some of the outcome literature highlighting the effectiveness of CBT in treating psychosis.
Please note: This webinar is part of the Certificate in cognitive behaviour therapy level 2. However, this webinar may be register in as a stand-alone training. Upon completion of this webinar, participants will have 6 hours of continuing education that is recognized by the Canadian Psychological Association and may be applied towards the required 40 hours of formal training in CBT as part of the CACBT Certification process.