Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis

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CEU Course Description

There is currently a push within the health care system to incorporate specific treatment options for schizophrenia spectrum disorders (SSD) that may help improve patient outcomes. One such treatment option is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for psychosis (CBTp). With that in mind, health care professionals should be familiar with CBTp. This course reviews the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA's) text on CBTp to build awareness among health care professionals so they may work to effectively care for patients suffering from SSD.

Author: This publication was authored by Sarah Kopelovich, PhD, with contributions from Monica Ramirez Basco, PhD, Meaghan Stacy, PhD, Harry Sivec, PhD, and Tania Lecomte, PhD. This written document is based in part on the thoughtful input of the participants of May 2019 Expert Meeting on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Persons with Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders, which was convened in Rockville, Maryland, hosted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). 

Recommended Citation: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: Routine Administration of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis as the Standard of Care for Individuals Seeking Treatment for Psychosis: State of the Science and Implementation Considerations for Key Stakeholders. Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2021. Publication No. PEP20-03-09-001 

References / Contributions by:

1. American Psychiatric Association. (2021). Practice guideline for the treatment of patients with schizophrenia (3rd ed.). https://psychiatryonline. org/doi/pdf/10.1176/appi.books.9780890424841

2. Crockford, D., & Addington, D. (2017). Canadian schizophrenia guidelines: Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders with coexisting substance use disorders. The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 62(9), 624-634.

3. Santesteban-Echarri, O., Piskulic, D., Nyman, R. K., & Addington, J. (2020). Telehealth interventions for schizophrenia-spectrum disorders and clinical high-risk for psychosis individuals: A scoping review. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 26(1- 2), 14–20.

4. Kopelovich, S. L., Strachan, E., Sivec, H., & Kreider, V. (2019). Stepped care as an implementation and service delivery model for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for psychosis. Community Mental Health Journal, 55(5), 755–767.

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CEU Course Objectives

  1. Examine CBTp and why it is needed. 
  2. Recognize how CBTp advances the mission of health care systems.
  3. Identify concepts related to the organizational implementation of CBTp. 
  4. Recall the prerequisites for the implementation of APA recommendations, while obtaining insight into practice transformation, approaches to CBTp training, and the value of CBTp service delivery.

CE Outline with Main Points

  1. Acknowledgments
  2. Table of Contents
  3. Preface
  4. Section 1: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: What is it and Why is it Needed?
  5. Section 2: Hows Does CBTp Advance the Mission of Healthcare Systems?
  6. Section 3: Organizational Implementation of CBTp
  7. Section 3.1: Prerequisites for implementation of APA recommendations
  8. Section 3.2: Laying the groundwork for practice transformation
  9. Section 3.3: Empirically supported approaches to CBTp training
  10. Section 4: Policy Opportunities 
  11. Summary
  12. Reference List
  13. Contributions
  14. Appendices

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Added On: 01/01/2021

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