Psychological interventions for adolescents with psychosis or distressing unusual experiences

Course information
Level
Intermediate
Locations
This course will be taking place online
Course information
Level
Intermediate
Locations
This course will be taking place online
About the course

This two-day course you will help you understand how adolescents might experience a psychotic episode, the impact on their lives and suitable responses and treatments. 

At the end of the course you should be equipped to: 

  • Appreciate the research base  in CBT for psychosis as it applies to adolescents
  • Know how to assess distressing unusual experiences or Psychotic Like Experiences (PLEs) and how they differ from psychosis
  • Be able to adapt and apply a CBT model for your work with adolescents experiencing a spectrum of symptoms from PLEs to psychosis
  • Know how to use a CBT framework to engage, assess, formulate, and treat adolescent clients
  • Understand the role and application of effective family interventions in psychosis
  • Understand the role and application of art psychotherapy approaches with young people with psychosis.
Learning objectives

After taking this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the evidence base and theory supporting CBT for psychosis
  • Discuss the experience and impact of psychotic or distressing unusual experiences with adolescent clients
  • Engage adolescents in assessment, formulation and treatment of psychotic or distressing unusual experiences
  • Use CBT for psychosis to treat adolescents with psychotic or distressing unusual experiences

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