University of Washington Department of Psychiatry And Behavioral Sciences

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for psychosis (CBTp)


CBTp related News items.

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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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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Psychosis Is Way More Common—and Treatable—than You Think

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Right as Rain by UW Medicine interviewed Dr. Kopelovich and published an online newsletter article on psychosis, possible causes, treatment, and trajectory of those with psychosis.

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CBTp team trains providers at Northeast Washington Alliance Counseling Services

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Dr. Sarah Kopelovich, Dr. Eric Strachan, and Jeff Roskelley travelled to Colville, Washington April 17-19, 2018 to train a new cohort of CBTp providers at Northeast Washington Alliance Counseling Services (NEWACS). Ten providers were trained in Low-Intensity, Cognitive Behavioral techniques for psychosis and seven providers were trained to deliver Group CBT for psychosis. Additional NEWACS staff attended the training to learn how to assist trainees with CBTp referrals. NEWACS providers are currently receiving consultation from the UW training team.

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CBTp Stepped Care at Valley Cities Behavioral Health Care

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for psychosis Implementation Team co-facilitated a CBTp Stepped Care Training with Valley Cities CBTp trainers. The training was attended by providers from Valley Cities, Harborview Medical Center, and Sea Mar Community Health Centers on January 29 – 31, 2018. Three cohorts of providers received training in Low-Intensity CBTp, Group CBTp, or High-Intensity Individual CBTp. These providers will participate in the CBT ECHO Clinics starting February 2018. Welcome to the CBTp ECHO Family!

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Dr. Sarah Kopelovich recently named the Professor in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Sarah Kopelovich, PhD, was recently appointed the Professorship in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis. Established through private philanthropy, the Professorship will enhance the University of Washington’s ability to recruit and retain distinguished faculty in psychiatry and behavioral health, with particular emphasis in the area of cognitive behavioral therapy for psychosis.

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2017 NAMI Washington State Conference

Sunday, September 17, 2017

On Sunday, September 17, 2017, Sarah Kopelovich, PhD presented Statewide Implementation of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis: Training Providers, Shaping Systems at The National Alliance on Mental Illness State Conference in Olympia, WA.

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