Under the direction of Judith S. Beck, PhD, and led by Aaron Brinen, PsyD, this experiential workshop will cover the theory, empirical basis, strategies, and interventions of Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy (CT-R) for patients with schizophrenia. You will learn how to tailor formulations, strategies, and interventions to individuals with schizophrenia spectrum diagnoses across the course of the illness, from early-episode to chronic cases.
You’ll learn how to: connect with and engage patients, develop a conceptualization based upon the cognitive model, identify and capitalize on personal aspirations, address positive, negative, and disorganized symptoms, get patients behaviorally activated (including constructive and pleasurable activities and increased socializing with others), and work with patients who have cognitive impairments, low insight, and low motivation for treatment. At the core of the intervention is a focus on developing a cognitive formulation of any obstacles and employing guided discovery to correct maladaptive beliefs keeping the individual from progressing on his recovery path. In the workshop you will have the opportunity to review and practice formulations for hallucinations, delusions, negative symptoms and formal thought disorders.