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CBT for Schizophrenia and Psychosis Workshops

Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that helps a person become more conscious of their beliefs and patterns of thinking. Health Quality Ontario standards for treatment of schizophrenia include CBT for psychosis as an effective treatment in managing the symptoms of schizophrenia when used in conjunction with medication.

New research is demonstrating the benefits of learning and applying CBT informed caring techniques when caring for a relative with schizophrenia (Giga et al, 2017, in press). These benefits relate to caregivers improved sense of empowerment, knowledge and optimism after attending the workshops. The benefits can reduce the anxiety and depression which can be linked to caring. When these techniques are learned and used within an enhanced caring milieu, recovery in terms of social functioning can be facilitated in the person being cared for.

Dr. Douglas Turkington is a global leader in the research and application of CBT for psychosis and schizophrenia, and has developed a series of workshops for caregivers and professionals to empower them with effective tools and techniques to enhance communication.



Contact Kate Douglas
Toll-Free: 1 800 449 6367 x 223