2021.6.7 and 2021.6.21 | 9a.m. to 12p.m. | CBT-p Practitioner Training Series
Training Series Description
Prerequisite Course – Introduction to Cognitive Behavior Therapy*
As a follow-up to the Introduction to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for psychosis (CBTp) training, held in June of 2020, CCSME and the PIER program are offering a two-session CBTp practitioner training series and an opportunity to apply for an ongoing CBTp-informed monthly referral and supervision group. CCSME is hosting this series in response to requests for expanded training in this topic area.
Participants who attend this series will participate in an in-depth exploration of all aspects of CBTp, focused on early assessment and treatment in Part One, and ongoing treatment in Part Two. The series will be a mix of didactic information, discussion, interactive breakout room activities and role-plays to enhance learning and engage participants in the interactive virtual format. Participants who complete the series will have the option to apply to be part of a free CBTp-informed referral network and monthly supervision group, hosted by the PIER Program.
Participants are welcome to attend part one only, or attend both part one and two. Participants who complete both parts one and two will be eligible to apply for the ongoing supervision series and referral group.
*Please note: Prior to attending this series, participants must complete the CCSME on-demand course Introduction to CBTp
Direct registration questions to Peggy Spencer at firstname.lastname@example.org | All other inquiries to Rebecca Jaynes at email@example.com
Part 1 Description
Participants will learn skills to apply the CBTp principles reviewed in the introductory workshop. This includes operationalizing the initial stages of CBTp treatment with specialized engagement strategies, Socratic questioning, formulation-based “making sense” interventions and targeted clinical strategies for psychosis. The course will be a mix of didactic information, trainer demonstration, discussion and interactive activities to enhance participant learning.
Course Agenda—Part One:
- Review of Core Concepts from Introduction to CBTp
- CBTp Session Structure
- Engagement and Socratic Questioning—review and practice
- Psychosis-Specific Assessment tools—review and practice
- Introduction to CBTp Formulation & ‘Making Sense’ framework—review and practice
What You Will Learn:
- To build on prior learning of the structure of cognitive behavioral therapy for psychosis;
- To enhance skills and practice strategies of engagement, Socratic questioning in early stages of treatment
- To enhance skills and practice treatment formulation using “making sense” model
- To enhance skills and practice targeted interventions for psychosis.
Part 2 Description
Participants will learn skills to promote cognitive flexibility, will be introduced to psychosis-specific behavioral interventions, and learn a 5-step process of Cognitive Restructuring, a key concept in CBTp practice. Participants will learn these techniques through trainer demonstration and role play practice at multiple stages in treatment. Training participants will increase their awareness of what treatment looks like over time, as clients progress toward treatment goals. Finally, participants will be introduced to the CBTp-informed Referral and Monthly Supervision Group starting in Summer, 2021. The course will be a mix of didactic information, trainer demonstration, discussion and interactive activities to enhance participant learning.
Course Agenda—Part Two:
- Review engagement, assessment/formulation, making sense and targeted interventions
- Build strategies to enhance cognitive flexibility: identifying thinking styles and introducing alternative beliefs
- Learn the 5 steps of Cognitive Restructuring—trainer demonstration and practice
- Learn Psychosis-Specific Behavioral Strategies
- Enhance skills and practice at different stages of treatment
- Discuss next steps—CBTp supervision over time; Monthly Supervision and Referral Group
What You Will Learn:
- To build on the concepts of Introduction of CBTp and Day One Practitioner training
- To enhance skills and practice strategies to promote cognitive flexibility
- To learn and practice the 5 Steps of Cognitive Restructuring and behavioral strategies
- To build an understanding of how treatment changes over time through roleplay practice at multiple stages of treatment
- To understand options available for CBTp supervision group and referral option
ABOUT the PRESENTERS
Meredith Charney, Ph.D Dr. Charney is currently a clinical psychologist at Maine Medical Center in the Portland Identification and Early Referral (PIER) program. Read more
Rebecca Jaynes, LCPC Rebecca has been working as a clinician with the PIER Program since 2007, and has been providing training, supervision and consultation to communities throughout the US with the PIER Training Institute since 2010. Read more
Sarah Lynch, LCSW Sarah is the Program Manager for the Portland Identification and Early Referral (PIER) Program, an early psychosis treatment program at Maine Medical Center. Read more
- Up to 6 contact hours for nurses. The Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine is an Approved Provider of continuing nursing professional development by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
- Up to 6 contact hours for social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, and behavioral health professionals
- Up to 6 contact hours independent study Category I contact hours for Psychologists are provided. CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Professional Education Activities for Psychologists.
- Up to 6 contact hours CHES. CCSME is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
- Up to 6 contact hours pending for alcohol and drug counselors from the board of alcohol and drug counselors