Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Depression and Psychosis

Stefanie Gregware, LMHC & Andrea Wolloff, LMHC

CBT is the preferred intervention for depression and has been shown to produce positive outcomes. In this session, you will learn how CBT theory informs your case conceptualization and treatment planning. Specific measures such as the Beck Depression Inventory will be introduced as tools for assessment and for measuring progress.

This workshop will also provide an overview of CBT theory and techniques to treat psychotic symptoms. The structure of CBT sessions will be explained, as will specific interventions to address paranoid ideation, delusions, auditory hallucinations, and the negative symptoms common in psychotic disorders.

Following this training the participants will be able to:

  • Describe depression and psychosis as conceptualized through a CBT framework
  • List and describe standardized assessments, including the Beck Depression Inventory
  • Demonstrate how to develop a CBT treatment plan for depression and psychosis
  • Describe how to monitor progress and make treatment adjustments
  • Demonstrate behavioral strategies including activity scheduling and behavioral experiments
  • Describe relapse prevention plans

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