University of Washington Department of Psychiatry And Behavioral Sciences


Cancelled: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis Orientation and Skills Training

Friday, February 14, 2020

We are very disappointed to announce that this training has been cancelled due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak. We are aware that the COVID-19 outbreak has had a massive global impact on everyone, especially those in need of mental health services. For this reason,  we are in the process of compiling a list of resources which will be available here within the next couple of days.

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Advances in Cognitive Therapy: CBT for psychosis and the North American CBT for Psychosis Network

Monday, January 13, 2020

A recent article written by Drs. Sally Riggs, Sarah Kopelovich, and Jennifer Gottlieb in the Advances in Cognitive Therapy newsletter, discusses how the North American CBT for Psychosis Network (NACBTpN) is working to further the availability of CBT for psychosis throughout North America. Click HERE to learn more about the NACBTpN and why you should become a member today! (page 4-5)

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Webinar: Providing an Overview of Plans to Expand Community-Based Mental Health Treatment

Friday, January 10, 2020

"A panel of state agencies will discuss Governor Jay Inslee’s plan to create community capacity for treatment of civilly committed people with serious mental illness.

Gov. Inslee's 2019-2021 state operating and capital budgets made significant investments to increase community capacity so that individuals can remain close to their family and friends and be better connected to resources upon discharge from their civil commitment.

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Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship in Psychosis Treatment and Recovery

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

The University of Washington School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is recruiting a psychology postdoctoral fellow in Psychosis Treatment and Recovery for Academic Year 2020. Applications are currently being accepted on a rolling basis.

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

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Join us in a two-day workshop for psychiatric care providers to learn about the empirical support of CBTp as well as skills and strategies to better engage clients experiencing psychosis. This workshop will be facilitated by CBTp expert Dr. Sarah Kopelovich, PhD and co-facilitated by Dr. Jessica Maura, PhD. CME will be provided!

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Shattering a Stereotype

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Three clinicians (Mike Sullivan, Stephani Carlton, and Brittany Griffith)  from Frontier Behavioral Health in Spokane, WA facilitated their first fully independent training at FBH. Frontier has shared their experience with CBTp in their monthly magazine! Click the link below to learn about CBTp, its spread across Washington state, and the experience several team members at FBH have had implementing CBTp at their agency. (Pages 11 - 16 in Issue 20 [October 2019])

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis: Understanding the Basics, a webinar by Sarah Kopelovich, PhD

Friday, February 22, 2019

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for psychosis is a psychotherapeutic treatment for psychotic symptoms with a broad base of evidence supporting its effectiveness. Despite being included in national treatment guidelines for the treatment of schizophrenia spectrum disorders, CBTp is not widely available, in part due to a shortage of mental health professionals trained to administer it. As part of her ongoing efforts to address this shortage, Dr. Kopelovich provides this one-hour introduction to CBTp.

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CBTp-Trained Clinician Provided Guest Lecture to Gonzaga University Master of Arts Students

Friday, November 16, 2018

Stephani Carlton, a CBTp-trained clinician at Frontier Behavioral Health, recently provided a guest lecture to Gonzaga University Master of Arts in Marriage and Family, Clinical Mental Health, and School Counseling students on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for schizophrenia-spectrum disorders (SSDs). The presentation was intended to expose students to various applications of CBT.  Students were given time to ask questions and participate in discussions with each CBT therapist.

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Launch of Clinical Support System for Serious Mental Illness Initiative

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

In July 2018, APA was awarded a $14.2 million grant from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to support the Clinical Support System for Serious Mental Illness (CSS-SMI) initiative. The initiative supports implementation of evidence-based, person-centered pharmacological and psychosocial interventions for people with SMI and increase access to care. The initiative is launching an online portal (in late 2018) and app (in 2019) to provide consultation and learning opportunities to mental health providers.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The University of Washington’s Evidence Based Practices for Adults team held its first PACT ECHO Clinic. PACT teams, or Programs of Assertive Community Treatment, provide community-based support to individuals with serious mental illness with the goal of decreasing costs related to hospitalization and empowering clients to live more independently. The clinic follows the Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) Model.

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