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CONFERENCE ON COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY WITH PSYCHOSIS

CONFERENCE ON COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY WITH PSYCHOSIS

REGISTER NOW!  May 16 and 17: For Providers – May 18: For Families

If you are a family member, you can register for the May 18 family day by contacting namimarinoffice@gmail.com or calling 415-444-0480.
If you are a provider, you can register for the May 16 and 17 sessions by contacting ggoncalves@marincounty.org or go to www.eventbrite.com/e/cognitive-behavioral-therapy-for psychosis-tickets-33686891399
SPACE IS LIMITED SO SIGN UP SOON!

NAMI Marin and Marin County Health and Human Services/Behavioral Health and Recovery Services are proud to sponsor a 3-day training conference on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for psychosis, to be presented by one of the leading experts in the field — Dr. Doug Turkington from England.

Funded in part by counties through the voter-approved Mental Health Services Act (Prop. 63).  Funding also comes from the Tony Masini Memorial Fund through NAMI Marin.

CBT is recognized as the first line of treatment, in addition to medication, for persons with schizophrenia.

The first two days (May 16 and 17) are for mental health clinicians and providers.  The third day (May 18) is specially designed to help families learn to use CBT skills to work more effectively with their loved ones.

May 18, 2017 3: 9:00 – 5:00 Workshop for Family Members

Oriented primarily to family members (but might include case managers and clinicians who are interested in improving their work and understanding family member issues). This day long workshop will be oriented to ‘CBT informed caring’ to help family members in regular contact with their relative with schizophrenia manage everyday problems and improve communication.

Objectives of the workshop are:

  1. Increased understanding of psychosis/schizophrenia, crisis and support systems
  2. To help yourself/loved one make sense of the situation.
  3. Have a basic awareness of CBT informed caring techniques for psychosis.
  4. To be able to identify one technique that you could potentially implement with the person you are caring for.

The following topics will be addressed:

  • Key principles of caring for a loved one with a psychotic disorder including main principles of ‘befriending’ a proven communication strategy that can be quite helpful for dealing with distress over voices and delusions
  • How to deal with stress and conflict in the family
  • How to increase positive interactions and shared ‘pleasant events’ in the family
  • How to improve communications
  • Helping to normalize and reduce stigma over psychosis
  • Making sense of what is happening
  • Helpful discussions about medicine
  • Helping people cope with voices and delusions
  • How to deal with the ‘negative symptoms’, loss of interest and motivation, loss of enjoyment and pleasure, etc.

This workshop will include demonstrations of some caring interventions that are helpful. Family members will have a chance to get help through role-plays demonstrating effective interventions, with audience participation and questions very much encouraged.

If you are a family member, you can register for the May 18 family day by contacting namimarinoffice@gmail.com or calling 415-444-0480.
If you are a provider, you can register for the May 16 and 17 sessions by contacting ggoncalves@marincounty.org or go to www.eventbrite.com/e/cognitive-behavioral-therapy-for-psychosis-tickets-33686891399
SPACE IS LIMITED SO SIGN UP SOON!
Funded in part by counties through the voter-approved Mental Health Services Act (Prop. 63).  Funding also comes from the Tony Masini Memorial Fund through NAMI Marin.