RESOURCES

The resources on this page represent a sample of digital and print resources co-developed by
North American CBT for psychosis scholars, trainers, and practitioners.
Click on a category below or scroll through to review each category of curated resources.

CBTp Competence Standards

While the NACBTp Network is not a certifying organization, we recognize the need to identify clear expectations and performance metrics for clinicians who wish to provide competent and adherent CBT for psychosis. CBT certification indicates to service users and families, employers, and other clinicians that the individual is a skilled cognitive therapist. In addition, the NACBTp recognizes that the identification of core competencies enhances transparency in both the provision of high-quality clinical services as well as in CBTp training. The NACBTp offers Competence Standards for formulation-based CBTp as well as CBTp-informed care.

 
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North American Policies that Support 
CBTp Delivery

Policy

In 2019, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) convened a one-day expert panel meeting in which mental health administrators, experts in CBTp, and people with lived experience from across the U.S. and Canada examined the key areas of need for redressing the inaccessibility of CBT for psychosis.​ As a product of this meeting, two documents addressing the importance of the routine availability of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for psychosis (CBTp) in the United States were issued:

  • The first is a CBTp implementation guide published in May 2021 by SAMHSA. This document represents the first federally-issued declaration that CBTp should be offered as the standard of care in behavioral health settings, and that CBTp-informed care, at a minimum, should be offered to individuals with psychotic disorders across forensic, correctional, primary care, and educational settings.

 

 
 

CBTp Websites

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COVID-19 Articles and Resources 

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Cultural Considerations when Applying CBT to Racial and Ethnic Minorities

This practice brief, prepared by Drs. Jessica Maura and Sarah Kopelovich for the Northwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center, is intended to help clinicians enhance their cultural awareness and incorporate culturally-relevant practices into a cognitive behavioral formulation and treatment approach.

The Importance of Human Relationships, Ethics and Recovery-Oriented Values

This research brief, prepared by Drs. Jessica Maura and Sarah Kopelovich for the Northwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center, captures the methodology and key findings of a review paper published by Drs. Alison Brabban , Rory Byrne, Eleanor Longden, and Anthony Morrison on service user perceptions of CBTp. The brief includes the top 10 strategies to ensure ethical and competent delivery of CBTp.

CBTp Briefs and Tip Sheets

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Peer-Reviewed Publications

 
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Books

Other evidence-based interventions using CBTp principles or techniques for psychotic symptoms

The attached list is not exhaustive but covers various interventions that use CBTp techniques, principles, or target cognitive biases, in order to help people with their psychotic symptoms. The NACBTp Steering Committee, in partnership with the Research Work Group, will maintain this list as new empirical support emerges. Other interventions using CBT strategies have been developed and validated with people with psychotic disorders but do not specifically target psychotic symptoms and are therefore not presented here (e.g. CBT for trauma, CBT for supported employment, CBT for social anxiety, CBT for sleep disturbance).

Not all of the interventions listed have received the same empirical support. Some have been extensively studied in several randomized-controlled trials (and even meta-analyses), whereas others have only been studied in one or two clinical trials, but demonstrate promising findings. As a Network, we do not to promote or favor any specific intervention above another.

 
 

CBT Smartphone Applications