Aug 27 - 28 2021


8:45 am - 4:00 pm



Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis: Orientation and Skills Training

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for psychosis?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for psychosis (CBTp) is an individualized, evidence-based intervention for adults with schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. The primary goals of CBTp are to reduce the distress associated with the symptoms of psychosis and to improve functioning and quality of life. CBTp includes the application of cognitive skills aimed toward changing thoughts to improve feelings and behaviors, as well as behavioral strategies to help cope with distress and impairment.

About the Workshop:
The purpose of this workshop is to orient mental health care providers to the most recent literature on the cognitive behavioral approach to treating individuals with psychotic symptoms, to introduce a recovery-oriented model for treating psychosis, and to provide training in CBT-informed skills and strategies for this population.

This 2-day in-person workshop will consist of lecture, audio and video presentation, and behavioral rehearsals. Following this training, trainees will be able to:

  • 1. Articulate the rationale and primary goals associated with CBTp
  • 2. Understand the fundamental principles of CBTp and associated stylistic and structural components
  • 3. Develop knowledge of psychoeducation, cognitive skills, behavioral principles, and guided CBTp self-help
  • 4. Use CBTp-informed strategies to reduce distress and disability associated with psychosis
  • 5. Access high-quality resources for patients and families, as well as for additional self-guided learning of CBTp


DATES: August 27 & 28, 2021, 8:45am-4:00pm

COST: $300 (*No cost for University of Washington students, faculty, and staff. Need-based stipends may be available. Please email


Registration for this training is now closed.  Continue to check our website for information on upcoming trainings.


About the Trainers:

Dr. Jessica Maura, PhD is a Clinical Psychologist and Acting Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine. 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. Dr. Maura delivers workshops in CBTp, provides CBTp treatment, and provides specialized screening and assessment of psychosis and psychosis-risk states.


Jeffery Roskelley, LICSW is an expert trainer in CBTp and integrated dual diagnosis treatment
for co-occurring disorders in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the
University of Washington. Mr. Roskelley previously worked as a co-occurring assessment
specialist at the University of Utah and as a co-occurring specialist for the Lake Whatcom PACT
team in Bellingham, WA.


Continuing Education
The University of Washington is an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists, psychologists, chemical dependency professionals, nurses and physicians under the provisions of: WAC 246-809-650, WAC 246-809- 620, WAC 246-12-200, WAC 246-840-210, WAC 246-919-460 and WAC 246-924-240. UW PBSCI has allocated 11 hours of training for this activity

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