Hosted by the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario
What is CBT?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a form of talking therapy. It combines cognitive therapy and behavior therapy; a focus that helps people to identify and modify thinking and behaviour that undermine mental health. CBT has a proven research and treatment track record for a range of conditions including psychosis, depression, anxiety and can be helpful for anyone.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) – P (for Psychosis) is CBT tailored specifically to those affected by psychotic illnesses.
How can CBT-p help?
There is evidence to show that CBT-p in addition to antipsychotic medication can reduce symptom distress and re-hospitalization rates in people with psychosis. People learn to look at things from a different perspective.
What is a CBT-p informed workshop?
CBT-P Informed Workshop was developed for family/friends/caregivers. It improves skills in communicating and caring for an individual with a diagnosis of schizophrenia or psychosis to help support the person’s recovery.
What is the workshop like?
The 2-day workshop is appropriate for people who care for those living with schizophrenia and psychosis. Through lecture, interactive demonstrations, practicing skills and discussion, caregivers learn the principles of CBT for psychosis and skills that will increase the effectiveness of their communication with their loved one. Families/Caregivers will also learn self-care, resources and coping strategies to be a partner in their loved one’s recovery journey and improve their quality of life.