ABCT 2017 Recap & Information

Community Forum on SMI:  On Thursday, our SIG provided a forum focused on treatment of Serious Mental Illness, which was free and open to the public.  Special thanks to our presenters, Mary Sullivan, MSWShirley Glynn, PhD, and Jerome Yoman, PhD.  

Symposia and Panels with “Schizophrenia” tag: Several unique presentations discussed treatment for a variety of psychosis-related topics, including co-occuring psychosis and PTSD, diversity considerations in treatment of psychosis, including immigration status, implementation in community mental health settings, cognitive remediation, and self-stigma.  It was a busy year.

SIG activities: The SIG meeting this year included the presentation of the Trailblazer award to Eric Granholm (more information available under the "Trailblazer Award" tab) as well as the second annual Schizophrenia/SMI SIG Happy Hour.  Information about the SIG poster session, as well as other relevant posters, is available under the "SIG Posters" tab.  

Other activities: Many SIG members attended ABCT’s many professional development opportunities (e.g., meet & greets, student and early career development panels, and Friday night training site parties). Many also took advantage of a healthy dose of other enlightening presentations.  

Article on SMI SIG in The Behavior Therapist

Don’t miss the excellent article by Synder, Spaulding, and Sullivan regarding the SMI SIG published in the ABCT October 2016 edition of The Behavior Therapist (p. 291): Schizophrenia and other SMI SIG: after 30 years, still the forgotten stepchild

SMI in the News:

USA Today article on people with schizophrenia and police interactions

Recent New York Times article discussing collaborative decision-making approaches for people with schizophrenia

Meta-Cognitive Training for Psychosis Manuals Available Online

The free download is permitted on the understanding that any commercial use is prohibited. Copyright regulations apply (e.g., no manipulation of material, no incorporation of slides into other programs without prior consultation of the authors). Via the links on this website, you can download the MCT modules and homework. Please also see two new modules that highlight self-esteem and dealing with stigma, which can be run in addition to the standard modules, or as standalone sessions.