Friday, April 26, 2019 from 8:15 AM to 4:00 PM EDT

Registration deadline 4/19/19.

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Morgan Taylor 
Park Center Inc. 
260-481-2700 ext. 2019 


Grand Wayne Convention Center 
120 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

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Park Center is an approved sponsor of continuing education with:


American Psychological Association (CE hours: 6)

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

 Indiana Behavioral Health Board (CE hours: 6)

Approved provider of Category I continuing education for LSW, LCSW, LMFT, LMFTA, LMHC, LMHCA, and LAC. However, licensees must judge the program's relevance to their professional practice.

Indiana State Psychology Board (CE hours: 6)

Approved sponsor of continuing education programs for psychologists.

 Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board (CE hours: 6)

Approved provider of training of Indiana law enforcement officer and support personnel.

National Board for Certified Counselors (CE hours: 6)

Park Center has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No. 5129. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Park Center is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. 

NAADAC (CE hours: 6)

Approved NAADAC education provider.

Ohio CSWMFTB (CE hours: 6)

Approved sponsor of continuing education programs (for counselors and social workers only). Provider number: RCS038704




CBT for Psychosis: An Individualized, Recovery Oriented Approach 

Overview: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for psychosis is an evidence-based method to reduce distress and disability related to psychotic experiences. These experience are conceptualized less as “symptoms” of an underlying disorder, and more as being understandable in relationship to an individual’s life story, and capable of being altered when people experiment with different ways of thinking and behaving. Learn how to both collaborate with individuals who are experiencing psychosis by "exploring the evidence" rather than imposing beliefs; and assist in developing coping options so they are not forced to rely entirely on the often limited effectiveness of medications to address problems.

Ron Unger, LCSW is a therapist, consultant and educator specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for psychosis. He has presented numerous seminars about CBT for psychosis, and the relationships between trauma and psychosis, emphasizing practical and humanistic ways of working with difficulties that can too easily be perceived as being “beyond understanding.” Ron is also coordinator for the Community Support Program at the Center for Family Development in Eugene, Oregon. He is the Chair of the Education Committee of the International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis, U.S. Chapter (ISPS-US). 


At the conclusion of the workshop, the participant will be able to:

  • Refute misconceptions that previously discouraged attempts at psychotherapy for psychosis.
  • Normalize psychotic experiences by seeing them on a contiuum with other reactions to distressing circumstances.
  • Utilize a collaborative-empirical style to explore psychotic experiences and beliefs. 
  • Develop formulations that promote hope and provide direction.
  • Engage in guided discovery of solutions to distressing psychosis-related problems.
  • Integrate this psychological approach with existing treatment methods.

Who Should Attend: This intermediate level workshop is appropriate for social workers, psychologists, counselors, case managers, peer support specialists, nurses and nurse practitioners, and other helping professionals.


8:00 - 8:30 am

Registration and light continental breakfast

8:30 - 10:00 

Bringing a CBT persepctive and style in work with psychosis

Exercise utilizing a CBT style

10:00 - 10:10


10:10 - 11:40

Normalizing psychotic eperiences

Developing a formulation

11:40 - 12:50 pm

Lunch (on your own)

12:50 - 2:20

Understanding and working with negative symptoms

CBT approach to hearing voices, other "hallucinations"

CBT approach to paranoia & beliefs that appear delusional

2:20 - 2:30 


2:30 - 4:00

Working with thought disorder

Relapse prevention

Integrating CBT with other treatment approaches