Get Trained in CBT for Psychosis, and Attend the ISPS International Conference Just Afterward!

Here’s an announcement sent by Karen Stern that I am reprinting in full:

The Institute of Cognitive Therapy for Psychosis (ICTP) is very excited to announce an upcoming training in CBT for Psychosis (CBTp).  It will take place March 14-17, 2015, right before the ISPS International Conference, at nearby NYU.

This course will provide clinicians with advanced understanding and skills in using CBTp. CBTp is an evidence-based treatment,  which complements pharmacological and other psychological treatments. Its goal is to create a collaborative treatment alliance in which patient and therapist can explore distressing psychotic experiences and the beliefs the patient has formed about these experiences, in an effort to reduce suffering and improve functional capacity in the recovery process.

The course will be taught by ICTP faculty including: Page Burkholder, MD; Michael Garret, MD; David Kimhy, PhD; Yulia Landa, PsyD, MS.

Didactic training will take place over 4 consecutive days, and will be followed by 30 hours of weekly group supervision (via phone or skype).

Didactic training will take place from March 14th to  March 17th, 2015. Training will be located in the Kimmel Center (60 Washington Square South, New York, NY).

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

1.    Hold one of the following degrees: PhD or PsyD (clinical or counseling psychology), MD (in psychiatry), MSW, LCSW, NP (nurse practitioner), OT (occupational therapist), AT (activity therapist).

2.    Hold the appropriate license or certification to practice.

3.    Have familiarity with CBT theory and principles.

4.    Actively treating or have access to treat clients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders.
Applicants are accepted on a rolling first-come, first-serve basis until the workshop is full. We strongly encourage early applications for this program.

The cost of the training will be $3,850 for non-ISPS members, and $3,500 for ISPS members. This fee includes didactic presentations and supervision. All trainees receive a certificate of completion at the end of training.

For more information please visit:

To register please contact the ICTP coordinator at

About Ron Unger

I am a licensed clinical social worker and therapist who works with people diagnosed with schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, using a respectful and skill building approach called cognitive therapy for psychosis. I also talk and teach seminars related to this approach. You can read more about me and about how I became interested in this field by going to my blog,, and clicking on the tab "about Ron Unger."
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