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This webinar series is a Continuing Health Sciences Education Program for mental health professionals who wish to improve their practice.

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New Directions in CBT for Psychosis, a Webinar Series!

This CBT for psychosis webinar series will be delivered using a range of teaching modalities, including role-play demonstrations, didactic methods, and audience interaction with set periods of time to answer questions. There will be polling of the attendees in relation to the techniques used in the role-plays.

This series is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and approved by the University of Ottawa's, Continuing Health Sciences Education Program for 2.25 hours per webinar.

*We welcome you to join us as we discover CBT for psychosis, however, attendance will not make anyone into a qualified therapist as this requires experience, supervision, certification and licensing.

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9:00AM to 12:00PM EST | 13.00 to 16.00 GMT

February 26 with Dr. Turkington & Dr. Tai

Engaging and Forming an Alliance with a Person Experiencing Psychosis

This webinar is specifically aimed at mental health professionals and friends and families of those affected by psychosis.

Key Learning Points:- Develop skills in forming a dialogue, engaging and befriending, finding a goal, avoiding confrontation and collusion, expressing curiosity.

Teaching Modalities:- Interactive Role Plays (50%) Didactic (50%)

March 26 with Dr. Turkington & Dr. Stevens

Normalizing Explanations and Strategies to Reduce Stigma in Psychosis

This webinar is intended to be of interest to mental health professionals and friends and families of those affected by psychosis.

Key Learning Points:- Learn how common hallucinations and paranoia are in the general population, develop individualized explanations for psychosis, destigmatize the label of ‘schizophrenia’, reduce self-stigma, identify positive aspects of psychosis and how to establish a recovery trajectory.

Teaching Modalities:- Interactive Role Plays (50%) Didactic (50%)

April 30 with Dr. Turkington & Dr. Tai

Essential Ingredients of CBT for Psychosis

This webinar is for mental health professionals and friends and families of those who experience psychosis.

Key Learning Points:- Understand how to identify and focus on a problem, facilitate expression and a change in an emotional state, shift in perspective, work with imagery, and reduce rumination/worry and thought suppression.

Teaching Modalities:- Interactive Role Plays (50%) Didactic (50%)

May 28 with Dr. Turkington & Dr. Tai

Using Questions as a Conversational Approach to Working with Psychosis

This webinar is for mental health professionals and friends and families of those affected by psychosis.

Key Learning Points:- Understand how questions can be a flexible, conversation, therapeutic approach to working with people who experience psychosis, learn how to use guided discovery, peripheral questions, Socratic questions, inference chaining, and curious questions to facilitate reflection and discovery

Teaching Modalities:- Interactive Role Plays (70%) Didactic (30%)

July 9 with Dr. Turkington & Dr. Tai

Making Sense of Psychosis

This webinar is for mental health professionals and for the interest of friends/families of those affected by psychosis.

Key Learning Points:- Learn how to use the A-B-C model to link thoughts, feelings and behaviours in relation to psychotic symptoms, learn about the Morrison maintenance model and the role of safety behaviours, learn how to construct a timeline and use this therapeutically, learn about the role of conflict in voice-hearing and unusual beliefs.

Teaching Modalities:- Interactive Role Plays (50%) Didactic (50%)

August 6 with Dr. Turkington & Dr. Tai

Developing Coping Strategies for People Experiencing Psychosis

This webinar is for mental health professionals/ friends and families of those experiencing psychosis.

Key Learning Points:- Learn how to identify current coping strategies, explore the benefits and disadvantages of coping strategies, how to use distraction effectively, use focusing effectively, and change the relationship with the voices using approaches such as acceptance, mindfulness and assertion.

Teaching Modalities:- Interactive Role Plays (50%) Didactic (50%)

August 27 with Dr. Turkington & Dr. Tai

How to use CBT Techniques for Voice Hearing (auditory hallucinations)

This webinar is for mental health professionals and for the interest of friends and families of those affected by psychosis.

Key Learning Points:- Learn to use voice diaries, consider what voices say, and detect cognitive distortions in voices. Understand when and how to use rational responses, selective listening, and work with unprocessed trauma being expressed as voices.

Teaching Modalities:- Interactive Role Plays (50%) Didactic (50%)

September 17 with Dr. Turkington & Dr. Tai

CBT Approaches to Working with Unusual Beliefs (delusions)

This webinar is for mental health professionals/ friends and families of those affected by psychosis.

Key Learning Points:- Understand the functions of a range of different unusual beliefs/delusions, know how to use collaborative empiricism, which questions to ask and how to ask them, generate alternative explanations, and find out information about the delusion. Know how to set up a series of reality testing experiments as well as consider the potential limitations of CBT in the context of working with delusions.

Teaching Modalities:- Interactive Role Plays (70%) Didactic (30%)

October 29 with Dr. Turkington & Dr. Stevens

CBT for Critical and Command Hallucinations

This webinar is for mental health professionals and for the interest of friends and families of those with psychosis.

Key Learning Points:- Understand the links between trauma, dissociation and hallucination. Learn how to identify self-critical thoughts and inner criticism vs self-nurture. Know how to use imagery to activate self-nurture, a compassionate solution to critical voices, and also learn 2 different approaches to dealing with command hallucinations.

Teaching Modalities:- Interactive Role Plays (50%) Didactic (50%)

November 26 with Dr. Turkington & Dr. Tai

Using CBT for Grandiose and Bizarre Delusions

This webinar is for mental health professionals and for the interest of friends and families of those experiencing psychosis.

Key Learning Points:- Understand what is meant by grandiosity and bizarre delusions and the potential function of these phenomena. Know how to deal with high levels of conviction, lack of self-awareness and the expression of strong effect. Understand key principles of identifying and reducing risk whilst working ‘beneath’ a bizarre delusion. Learn how to find the seed of truth at the heart of the delusion, reduce rumination, activate neglected strengths, work within the pre-psychotic period, process unexpressed emotions, and deal with conflict.

Teaching Modalities:- Interactive Role Plays (70%) Didactic (30%)

DR. DOUGLAS TURKINGTON

Dr. Turkington is a Professor of Psychosocial Psychiatry at Newcastle University in the UK. He is also a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy based in Philadelphia, USA. He has led numerous randomized controlled trials of CBT to study befriending, cognitive remediation and treatment in schizophrenia. He also acted as chief investigator of the largest pragmatic trial of low-intensity CBT delivered by psychiatric nurses in schizophrenia. Dr. Turkington is widely recognized as an expert in CBT, CBT-p, PTSD, and Complex PTSD.

DR. SARA TAI

Dr. Sara Tai is a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at the University of Manchester and Consultant Clinical Psychologist with Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. She is a reflexive scientist-practitioner, therapist, educator and researcher, who has worked in a range of mental health settings, with people experiencing serious and enduring problems affecting their mental health. Sara conducts research internationally, including large clinical trials in the UK, USA, Canada, China and across Europe. Her work elucidates how key psychological mechanisms such as control and awareness across traditional diagnostic boundaries and help unify apparently disparate therapeutic traditions. Her work not only helps explain the nature and origin of psychological distress but, with colleagues, offers new therapeutic opportunities.

DR. LUCY STEVENS

Dr. Lucy Stevens is a Clinical Psychologist (DClinPsy, PG CBT Dip) in the National Health Service specializing in the treatment of Psychosis. She delivers specialist direct therapeutic interventions, such as CBTp, to support people experiencing psychosis and their families. In addition to applying her enthusiasm and knowledge to inspire and upskill staff of other disciplines in the provision of psychologically-informed care, via supervision, consultation and training. Lucy developed a passion for research prior to clinical training whilst working in an academic psychiatry department and continues to pursue research endeavours in her spare time. This has resulted in peer-reviewed publications and a chapter of an edited book based on her specialist area of interest; the understanding of psychotic symptoms as a response to, and in the context of, psychological trauma.

PACKAGES

- Basic Package (65 CAD / 52 USD / 37 GBP) our basic package includes access to one webinar of your choice

- Supreme Package (75 CAD / 54 USD / 43 GBP) Pre-submit a question with access to advance PowerPoints and 24-hour post-webinar video access

- F.O.M.O Package (600 CAD / 476 USD / 341 GBP) Our Fear of Missing Out package includes all 10 webinars plus a free December webinar*

- Ultimate Package (700 CAD / 555 USD / 397 GBP) This package includes the option to pre-submit a question, access to advance PowerPoints, 24-hour post-webinar video access plus a free December webinar*

*Complimentary December 17, 2021, Webinar with Dr. Turkington, Dr. Tai and Dr. Stevens

Missed a live webinar? If you purchase the F.O.M.O or Ultimate Package you'll receive free access to past webinars in lieu of missing live sessions!

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