Feb 07 - 08 2023


9:00 am - 4:00 pm



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

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for psychosis (CBTp) is a structured talk therapy that aims to reduce distress associated with symptoms of psychosis. As with CBT for other types of problems, CBTp focuses on the relationship between thoughts, behaviors, and emotions. Treatment guidelines in the U.S. recommend that CBTp be used alongside pharmacological intervention in the treating of schizophrenia spectrum disorders. Yet, CBTp has failed to become the standard of care when treating individuals with psychosis. Psychiatric Care Providers tend to have the most consistent access to patients with SSDs and can integrate and reinforce cognitive behavioral techniques into their routine encounters. The purpose of this workshop is to teach psychiatric care providers about the empirical support of CBTp as well as skills and strategies to better engage clients experiencing psychosis.

This two-day workshop will consist of lecture (from CBTp experts), audio and video presentation, and role play demonstrations.

Following this training, you will be able to:

  1. Articulate the rationale and primary goals associated with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for psychosis. (CBTp).
  2. Understand the theoretical principles of CBTp.
  3. Use high-yield CBTp-informed strategies to reduce distress and disability associated with psychosis.
  4. Access high-quality resources for patients, families, and for additional self-guided learning of CBTp.
  5. Learn how to advocate for CBTp in learner’s respective places of employment.


Please note that this training is intended for prescribers providing medication management to individuals with psychosis (e.g., psychiatrist, psychiatry resident, primary care provider, registered nurse, psychiatric nurse practitioner, physician’s assistant).


The University of Washington School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Washington School of Medicine will designate this live activity for a maximum of 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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