Opportunity to Participate in Research
This research is led by Jenae Richardson, a fourth-year doctoral candidate in the clinical psychology program at Long Island University (LIU). The following message is from her.
"For my dissertation, I am seeking the participation of clinicians who currently provide (or have provided in the past) CBT for psychosis (CBTp) to their clients. Although CBTp is an evidence-based treatment for individuals with schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders and is recommended by national treatment guidelines to be used in conjunction with antipsychotics to improve medication-resistant psychotic symptoms, it remains very underutilized in the U.S. To better understand this issue, I aim to interview clinicians about their experiences implementing CBTp, which can help to shed light on some of the barriers to implementation, identify solutions, and inform training efforts.
To be eligible to participate in my study, you must be either a trainee or licensed mental health professional in the United States that uses CBT for psychosis either in individual therapy or in group therapy with clients who primarily have diagnoses of schizophrenia or other psychotic disorders. Eligible participants also should have been using CBT for psychosis in their work with their clients for at least 6 months. Clinicians not currently using CBTp with their clients can also participate if they have provided it to their clients for at least 6 months within the past 7 years. If you are eligible and interested in participating, please email me at email@example.com
If you have any questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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, MSW, Shirley 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.