Who can attend: licensed mental health professionals, those with a limited permit, or students currently
enrolled in a licensure qualifying graduate program. Participants must have some experience of working
with people with psychosis. Some knowledge of the principles of CBT is also necessary.
The training will entail 3 days of workshops plus optional 6 months of ongoing consultation.
Daily Workshop Schedule:
3 day workshop $800 (early bird special $750 until February 4th 2017)
8:30am – 9:00am: Registration and coffee
9:00am – 12:15pm: Workshop (including one 15 minute break)
12:15pm-1:15pm: Lunch on your own
1:15pm-4:30pm: Workshop (including one 15 minute break)
By the end of the three-day workshop participants will be able to:
1. Compare the disease paradigm, stress-vulnerability model and symptom-based approach to
2. Summarize the cognitive behavioral model and how it applies to psychosis
3. Explain the psychology of hallucinations, delusions, thoughts disorder and negative symptoms
4. List the key scientific theories and evidence that support this psychology
5. Summarize the evidence base for CBT for psychosis, including key critiques
6. Describe three specific techniques for engaging a person with psychosis
7. Demonstrate knowledge of cultural issues which commonly restrict or reduce access to
interventions for people with psychosis
8. List the key elements of cognitive, behavioral, affective and longitudinal assessment with
examples of questions of how to assess for these
9. List key assessment measures to utilize in assessment, especially for those hearing voices, and in
the identification of key goals and problem areas
10. Utilize specific tools such as diaries or record sheets for monitoring current symptoms such as
hallucinations or paranoid thoughts
11. Set operationalized patient-centered goals to track progress over time and utilize empirically
supported measures to track change
12. Describe the potential significance for practice of social and cultural variation across up to nine
13. Describe different possible formulation models for voices, paranoia and negative symptoms and
demonstrate the ability to select these appropriately as per case information
14. Develop an individualized case formulation taking into consideration: biological, developmental,
psychological, social and environmental factors
15. Select specific cognitive behavioral interventions as informed by the specific formulation
16. Adapt specific cognitive behavioral interventions to the individual based neurocognitive
impairment or variations in insight
17. Design and utilize a relapse prevention plan
18. Recite the 12 items on the CTS-R and summarize how to insure the best adherent tape rating
Cambria Suites is offering a fantastic discounted rate of $109+tax per night for a King Suite for participants
registered for the workshop and who make a reservation by February 16th 2017.
After attending the 3-day training, licensed clinicians have the option of ongoing weekly case consultation
in person or via teleconference, with monthly review of audio or video session recordings using the CTS-R
(James, Blackburn & Reichelt, 2001). Follow-up consultation with tape review is required to gain
competence as a CBTp therapist and to become accredited by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. It is also
highly recommended for practice change for all therapists.
• One Consultation Session with tape review: $400 (includes rating of a taped session on the CTS-R
and written feedback in addition to 45 minute consultation)
• Six months of weekly consultation (24 sessions) with monthly tape review: $5500
• Six months of bi-weekly consultation (12 sessions) with monthly tape review: $3150
• Six months of monthly consultation (6 sessions) with tape review: $2000
N.B. Options for a group consultation and tape review with reduced fee are also available
About the Instructor:
Dr Sally E. Riggs, DClinPsy is a licensed psychologist and expert in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for
Psychosis with 15 years of experience working in this field in both London, UK and the US. She earned her
Doctorate in clinical psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK in 2005, where she was
trained in CBTp. She completed her Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Aaron T. Beck
Psychopathology Research Unit, University of Pennsylvania, during which she designed and facilitated a
program to train Masters, Bachelors and Peer-level therapists working in a city community agency in CBT
informed interventions for the psychosis milieu. From 2011 to 2015, at Kings County Hospital Center,
Brooklyn, she spearheaded a CBT for psychosis treatment track in the Adult Outpatient Department,
trained the Early Psychosis Inpatient unit in CBT informed interventions for the psychosis milieu, and
trained and supervised clinical staff throughout the hospital in Full CBTp. She founded NYC CBTp in March
2016 to provide evidence-based psychotherapy for psychosis to people throughout the city, and to widen
the availability of her training programs to clinicians throughout the tri-state area.
Recommended Readings (in advance of workshop):
• Cognitive Therapy for Psychosis, A formulation based approach – Morrison, A.P., Renton, J.C.,
Dunn, H., Williams, S. & Bentall, R. P.
• Cognitive Therapy of Schizophrenia – Kingdon, D.G. and Turkington, D.
• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Severe Mental Illness – Wright, J. H., Kingdon, D. G., Turkington,
D. and Ramirez-Basco, M.
Registration can be cancelled or transferred to an alternative date up to 28 days prior to the workshop.
Less than 27 days prior to the workshop no refunds will be given.
NYC CBTp is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for
psychologists. NYC CBTp maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 18 CE credits will be
available for completion of the 3-day workshop.
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