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CBT for Psychosis: An Individualized, Recovery Oriented Approach

You may have noticed many of the following problems with mainstream approaches to treatment for psychosis:
  • Despite words spoken about “recovery,” there is a lack of information about how people can help themselves recover, or how psychological approaches might assist with recovery.
  • The focus seems stuck on providing medication and distraction techniques, even when those methods aren’t working
  • Mental health workers avoid or are afraid of talking to people about the details of their “psychotic” experiences. This may be because of not knowing how, or fear of making the psychosis worse.
  • People continue to be told that psychotic disorders like schizophrenia are brain illnesses mostly or entirely unrelated to life experiences. This occures despite ever more research showing links between child abuse and other traumas, and these diagnoses.
It doesn’t have to be this way!  CBT for Psychosis is an evidence based, trauma informed method that will help you to:
  • Confidently collaborate with people in exploring even bewildering and distressing experiences. Help people develop their own perspective and their own solutions rather than telling them what to think
  • Reduce fear of psychotic experiences, and build hope for coping and for recovery. using the CBT approach called “normalizing”
  • Work with people to develop a coherent story or individualized formulation of what led to psychotic difficulties. This can then guide efforts toward recovery
  • Discover psychological strategies which can be helpful for a broad range of “psychotic” experiences such as paranoia, hearing voices or other “hallucinatory” experiences, delusional or disorganized thinking, and “negative symptoms.”
Learning CBT for psychosis (starting with this seminar) can bring a sense of hope, vitality, and excitement to your work! You will be able to help people focus on developing perspectives and skills that give them a real chance to recover.
 
The seminar incorporates video demonstrations of this approach.
 
Regarding CE credits:  Continuing education credit is provided by Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) for many types of mental health professionals in the US Please check the list at the bottom of this page to make sure that your profession, in your state, is among those for whom credit is available.  For those covered, 5 hours of continuation education credit will be awarded.
 
Cost:  $49.99 (44% off the regular price of $89.99).  When you register,  you get “lifetime access” to this seminar.  That means even after you complete the course, you can go back and review any of the videos or other material as often as you like, with no time limit.

register now button.sq1You can also click the “Register Now” button if you want more information before registering. Or click it to preview, for free, videos about “normalizing,” a CBT method which helps reduce pathologizing and “fear of madness.”

Also, if you are a non-professional, for example a person with lived experience of psychosis or a family member, you will are welcome to register for $24.99, using this link.

 

Testimonials:

  • “Thank you! My perspective on psychosis has changed. I was trained in the psychiatric/medical model and I now see psychosis in a different light! :)”
  • “Being a therapist and supervisor who wants to expose other therapists and students to CBTp, this is a great place to start. Ron describes and explains the elements of person-centered psychotherapy and CBTp quite well, giving a good foundation for interested students and practitioners to build upon…… Nicely done.”
  • “Meaty exceptional material, very engaging and enjoyable. I have had some CBT training but this is by far the best approach that is person centered and offers real promise in being helpful! I actually looked forward to each lecture with a sense of anticipation and discovery.”
  • “Ron Unger provides an insightful and multi-dimensional view of working from a cognitive behavioral perspective with those who struggle with strained reasoning and or serious “mental illness”. He provides clear interventions from the CBT perspective and the role playing videos are helpful and entertaining. Highly recommended to all interested in helping people “RECOVER”!”

Continuing Education credit for this program is awarded by Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) for the following professions:

Psychologists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education credit programs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Psychologists receive 5 hours of continuing education credit upon completing this program.

Marriage and Family Therapists: Continuing education credit for Marriage & Family Therapists is awarded in the following states: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IN, IA, KS, ME, MD, MO, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY. CES maintains responsibility for this program. Marriage and Family therapists completing this program will receive 5 CE hours of credit.

Social Workers: If you complete this course by 10/5/18, the following applies: CES, provider 1117, is approved as a Provider for Social Work Continuing Education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. CES maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: October 15, 2015 through October 15, 2018. Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social Workers completing this course will receive 6 clinical continuing education clock hours. (If you complete the course after 10/5/18, you can still receive a certificate showing APA credit: check with your board to see if they accept this.)

Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors: CES is entitled to award continuing education credit to LPCs/LMHCs in the following states: AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MA, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY. CES maintains responsibility for this program. LPC/LMHCs completing this program will receive 5 continuing education hours of credit.

Nurses: As an American Psychological Association approved provider CES programs are accepted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Every state Board of Nursing accepts ANCC approved programs except California and Iowa. CES maintains responsibility for this program. Nurses completing this program receive 5 hours of continuing education credit.

Cost:  $49.99  And remember that even after you complete the course, you can go back and review any of the videos or other material as often as you like, with no time limit.

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You can also click the “Register Now” button if you just want more information. Or click it to preview, for free, videos about “normalizing,” a CBT method which helps reduce pathologizing and “fear of madness.”

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