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Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis (CBTP): An Introduction to Treating Psychosis with CBT

You may earn this many credits: 1.0

Aimee Murray, Psy.D., LP
1.0 Hour
Audio and Video


Note: If you attended this session live (April 8, 2021 Virtual Conference) and received credit, you cannot attend the on demand session for additional credit.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis (CBTp) is a therapy for individuals with psychosis that focuses on the individual’s thoughts and behaviors and how these impact emotions. This approach has been established in the literature and has been shown to reduce positive symptoms when compared to other psychosocial interventions and improve outcomes when positive symptoms are medication resistant. It also has demonstrated client acceptance as a treatment and a reduction in the number of days in inpatient treatment. This presentation is intended to give an introduction to CBTp and encourage practitioners to consider integrating this approach into their practice. It will focus briefly on supporting literature for CBTp. It will set the context for therapy engagement and how to assess for therapy readiness. A portion of the presentation will review and give examples of cognitive and behavioral techniques for populations with psychosis. These techniques will be familiar to those who practice within a CBT frame. The participants will then have an opportunity to apply these techniques to case examples.

This session is at the intermediate level and is designed for psychologists and other mental health professionals.


1. Review evidence base for CBTp.
2. Describe strategies to engage individuals with psychosis in therapy and assess readiness to start cognitive and behaviorally based strategies.
3. Explain cognitive and behaviorally based strategies for population with psychosis and apply strategies to cases examples.

This session qualifies for 1 continuing education credit. You must attend the full program to receive continuing education credit.

The Minnesota Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Minnesota Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.



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University of Minnesota Department of Psychiatry

Aimee Murray, Psy.D., LP, is an Assistant Professor and Assistant Child & Adolescent Fellowship Director at the University of Minnesota Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Murray is a licensed psychologist that specializes in early psychosis. She co-runs the Child and Adolescent Strengths Program at the University of Minnesota Physicians Psychiatry clinic. This clinical program focuses on the assessment and treatment of youth at-risk for psychotic disorders and youth experiencing psychotic disorders. The program offers training to psychiatry and psychology learners. Dr. Murray also has experience working within the adult first episode programming at the University of Minnesota, including leading groups, participating in multidisciplinary evaluations, implementing a cognitive training program, and practicing individual psychotherapy.

The speaker has indicated they do not have any conflicts of interest.

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