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CBT Informed Caring

A proven treatment for mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety, research has shown that cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can also be an effective therapy for schizophrenia and psychosis. CBT can reduce both positive symptoms of schizophrenia, such ashallucinations and delusions, as well as the negative symptoms, including social withdrawal, difficulty in expressing emotions and loss of motivation.

Not only can CBT be effective for people with lived experience, it can also be beneficial for those in caregiver roles. By learning and applying practical tools and strategies, carers will gain a sense of empowerment, optimism and will be able to reduce the anxiety and feelings of depression that can be associated with caregiver roles.

Despite the strong evidence for its effectiveness, in Canada there are a limited number of practitioners and the therapy is too costly for many people to access. SSO is now offering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis (CBT-p) Training delivered by Dr. Douglas Turkington.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis (CBT-p) Training teaches cutting edge, evidence-based support for both mental health practitioners and family caregivers. CBT-p Training helps professionals improve their practice by increasing their competency and capacity to provide CBT services. Families and caregivers will be able to use the CBT-p skills they have learned to better support and care for someone living with schizophrenia and psychosis.


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