Oct 14, Oct 21, Oct 28, Nov 4, Nov 11|
Conceptualization-Driven CBT for Psychosis Workshop
Time & Location
Oct 14, Oct 21, Oct 28, Nov 4, Nov 11
About the event
This 5-Day experiential workshop focuses on developing clinical skills for working with clients experiencing distressing psychosis. This recovery-focused approach focuses on cognitive case conceptualization and treatment planning for a variety of experiences of psychosis including delusions, hallucinations, negative symptoms, and communication disturbances. Longitudinal case conceptualization is highlighted as well as methods of working with core beliefs underlying psychosis and trauma. This workshop emphasizes practical development of clinical skills through live clinical demonstrations, video demonstrations, case examples, role-plays, and discussions of common challenges treating psychosis. Recordings of the workshop will be made available to all attendees. Ongoing consultation sessions are also available to workshop attendees who would like to enhance their learning following the workshop.
Dr. Michael Best is a Clinical Psychologist and an Assistant Professor in the Graduate Department of Psychological Clinical Science at the University of Toronto where he is Director of both the Therapeutic Interventions for Psychosis Lab and the Clinical Research and Evaluation Center. He completed his graduate training at Queen’s University and his residency at the Aaron T. Beck Psychopathology Research Centre in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Best conducts clinical trials of CBT for psychosis and has worked in a variety of settings including inpatient, outpatient, assertive community treatment, and early psychosis intervention. Dr. Best has trained graduate students, psychiatry residents, and conducted CBTp trainings across North America. He is a Diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies and a Fellow of the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies.