CBTp related News items.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for psychosis (CBTp)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis: Understanding the Basics, a webinar by Sarah Kopelovich, PhDFriday, 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.
Please join the American Psychiatric Association and National Alliance on Mental Illness as they host Dr. Sarah Kopelovich for a 1-hour webinar on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for psychosis on February 14, 2019. This free webinar is suitable for all mental health clinicians who see patients with serious mental illness (SMI). The activity is eligible for 1 Continuing Education Unit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
On September 15, 2017, Eric Strachan, PhD presented Process Evaluation of an Innovative ECHO for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis in Washington State at the 2017 MetaECHO Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The conference brings together a number of people from many different domains, including health policy experts, government officials, academic leaders, project funders, and Project ECHO's global replication partners.