CBT for Psychosis (CBT-p) - St. Catharines Workshop

CBT for Psychosis (CBT-p) St. Catharines Workshop - November 2019


November 2-3
411 Louth St., St. Catharines ON L2S 4A2

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. To see the agenda, please click here.

The workshop will be facilitated by:
Dr. Nicola Wright, Phd, C.Psych, is a Clinical Psychologist, researcher, author and advocate who has specialized in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Psychosis (CBTP) for the past 20 years. She has worked at the Royal Ottawa for the past 20 years providing individual and group CBTP.  As an Adjunct Faculty member with the Beck Institute of CBT, she has been instrumental in training health care professionals, families, peers, and organizations in CBTP.   As such, she is an internationally recognized clinician, trainer, consultant and supervisor in CBTP.                             
Lisa Murata, RN, BScN, MEd, is the Recovery Day Program Nurse in the Integrated Recovery/ Schizophrenia Program at the Royal and a Clinical Nurse Educator. She is also the Clinical Lead for Smoking Cessation. She has Beck Institute CBT education and supervision.  Lisa is an RNAO Best Practice Champion, a certified Solution-Focused Therapist and a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers. She sees patients individually and in groups, educates staff, supervises students and conducts research. Lisa’s research interests include smoking cessation, substance use group interventions and healthy lifestyle promotion for people with psychotic illnesses, antipsychotic medication injections, hearing voices simulation and the experience of caregivers of persons with schizophrenia.  Lisa is an academic consultant with the University of Ottawa School of Nursing.  She has authored several articles and presented at conferences and workshops in Canada and abroad.  She champions a person-centred, strengths based approach to recovery.
Sophie Hwang, M.S.W., R.S.W, is the Support Services Manager at SSO. She provides support and services to individuals and family members who are impacted by schizophrenia. She also developed and delivers SSO’s Recovery in Action Cognitive Behavioural Therapy group for individuals living with psychosis. She received CBT training from the University of Toronto and the Beck Institute. A registered social worker, Sophie has an MSW from York University and an MEd in counselling psychology and PhD in Education from the University of Toronto.

The training will be held at:
411 Louth St., St. Catharines ON L2S 4A2
(Real Canadian Superstore- Community Room- 2nd Floor)

For more information about CBT-p at SSO, please click here.

This workshop is held in partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association and Family Support Network Niagara.
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Please note that we are currently offering Early Bird pricing, which will increase to $250 on October 21st

The workshop will begin at 9 am and end at 4:30 pm - food and refreshments will be provided.

About Events

The Schizophrenia Society of Ontario is proud to offer events to the public that aim to educate the public about schizophrenia and create an environment for individuals who have schizophrenia, family and friends to learn more about it.