Facilitator: Noah Lazar, Ph.D., C.Psych.
SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health / Hincks-Dellcrest Institute
This Training is Suitable for: Professionals who have some experience with CBT, and work with populations with psychosis. Those involved in housing, ACT teams, and tertiary mental health care facilities would benefit from this workshop.
Description: This workshop will present a CBT conceptualization of psychosis, common misconceptions regarding the suitability of this population for psychotherapy, as well as an overview of the treatment rationale, and CBT strategies that are most helpful for these clients. Some focus will be provided to examine some of the outcome literature highlighting the effectiveness of CBT in treating psychosis. More
Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT) is an empirically validated and widely used problem-oriented psychotherapeutic approach that examines the relationships between thoughts, behaviours and emotions. Interventions are generally targeted towards reducing distress through psychoeducation, the modification of cognitions, and behavioural experimentation. Over the last twenty years, there have been considerable advances in applying CBT principles to treat psychosis, such that CBT can be a helpful adjunct to pharmacotherapy.
In this workshop we will discuss a CBT conceptualization of psychosis, common misconceptions regarding the suitability of this population for psychotherapy, as well as an overview of the treatment rationale and CBT strategies that are most helpful for these clients. We will also examine some of the outcome literature highlighting the effectiveness of CBT in treating psychosis.
You will learn to:
Understand the CBT model for psychosis
Treat delusions, hallucinations, thought disorder and negative symptoms.
About the Presenter:
Dr. Lazar offers assessment and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for a wide-range of difficulties, including schizophrenia and psychosis, depression, and anxiety, with particular interests in Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia and Social Anxiety Disorder. He also has experience working with individuals dealing with chronic pain and relationship issues. He also works extensively with clients in preparation to return to work after sustaining a disability, as well as with the LGBTQ community.
Dr. Lazar completed his PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Western Ontario. He completed his clinical residency at St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton, in the Mood Disorders Clinic, Neuropsychology Service, and the Schizophrenia and Severe Mental Illness Clinic. He has also worked in numerous inpatient and outpatient psychiatric clinics before beginning work full-time in private practice at CBT Associates of Toronto.
Dr. Lazar frequently teaches CBT workshops, and is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto. He is also a member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario, the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), the Ontario Psychological Association (OPA), and the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies (CACBT).