Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Psychosis

An introduction to CBT for psychosis including Assessment, measurement, techniques, procedure and implications

Muhammad Hassan

4 weeks long

Workload: 4-5 hours/week

To Know about Course details and Commencement dates Text or WhatsApp the Course No and Your Email ID to 0091 979 00 88 002 or email us at /   

Eg;  008 SPACE to 09790088002

About the Course

As we know, despite major research on understanding of genetics and biological basis of Psychosis over five decades of intensive development of new drugs for this condition, psychopharmacology has not yet provided a complete solution for psychotic disorder. Treatment failure residual symptoms, chronicity and recurrences are commonplace. The degree of improvement in a positive symptom of schizophrenia with antipsychotic medication is typically less than 20% (Khan et al. 2001).  Additional treatment methods are required to help patients understand and manage their illness and reduce symptoms that do not fully respond to medication.

Evidenced based investigations have demonstrated efficacy of CBT. The outcome of literature for CBT intervention with psychotic symptoms indicated that there is growing body of Support for a range of CBT related programmes. Specifically, it appears that there is a strong support in the form of randomized controlled trails for the use of individual CBT in treating persisting psychotic symptoms such as hallucination and delusions. This form of psychological treatment has been shown to produce significant improvement in psychotic symptomatology. National Institute of Clinical Excellence in United Kingdom concluded that a course of CBT should be offered to all patients with Schizophrenia (National Institute of Clinical Excellence 2002)
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About the Instructor(s)

Muhammad Hassan Afridi was born in Gilgit, Northern Pakistan. He has completed his graduation in psychology from the University of Punjab, Lahore in 2007 and Masters in Clinical Psychology from University of Karachi in 2012. Since March 2012, he has been working as a Research Associate / Clinical Psychologist at the Pakistan Institute of Learning & Living (PILL) a UK based research organization. He is also working with the Dow University of Health Science as a Visiting Trainer. Soon he is to join the Karachi Psychiatric Hospital as a Psychotherapist.

Course Format

Offline and online mode of training with voice assisted Powerpoint presentations and a manual provided at the start of the course. The participant will have a week’s time to master one particular module of the course and he/she can contact the trainer either through email/ chat or video chat for any clarifications.

Each module will have its own activity and a pragmatic paper for better understanding.
Course Objectives
  • The main objective of the course is to help deserving patients with psychosis by introducing CBT to more and more mental health professionals.  After completion of the course, the participant will be able to work as a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist in Hospitals and other Settings.
Course Fee
Individual Participants from India (in Indian Rupee)
Group Participants from India
(minimum members in a group is three) (in Indian Rupee)
Individual Participants from Rest of the world (in US Dollars)
Group Participants from Rest of the world (minimum members in a group is three) (in US Dollars)

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Rs. 2,500/-

US$ 50/-

US$ 40/-

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Important Dates
  • Participant Capacity is Limited to 12 per batch.
  • To Know about Course details and Commencement dates Text the Course No and Your Email ID to 0091 979 00 88 002 or email us at Eg; 008 SPACE to 0 979 00 88 002
Learning Kit
  • Complete Manual
  • PowerPoint Presentations
  • Asociated Voice Files
Trainer’s Support

You decide as per the course needs and your availability (below is a sample for an Audio based webinar course for eight weeks)

  • Voice Associated PowerPoint Presentations
  • Home Based Activity at the end of each session for practical learning
  • Pragmatic Paper to assess understanding at the end of each session
  • Additional Reference Documents (on request)
  • Sessions through Skype for discussion and clarification (on request)
  • Additional support through email / chat during the course period
Course Syllabus

Week 1:   Introduction to Psychosis and CBT

Week 2: Measurement and Quantification of Schizophrenia (PANNS) 

Week 3: Normalizing and educating

Week 4: Case Formulation and Treatment Planning

Week 5: CBT for Hallucination

Week 6: CBT for Delusion

Week 7: CBT for impaired Cognitive Functioning

Week 8: CBT for Negative Symptoms

Week 9: Maintaining Treatment Gains

Week 10: Final Review and Q&A Session
Recommended Background
  • A UG or PG Study in Psychology
  • Psychiatrist
  • A passion to work with Psychotic Patients
  • Those who are doing their UG or PG in any major and are interested in psychology can also enroll
Suggested Readings
  • Book and Manuals will be suggested during the session
Course Plan
  • Discussion through Skype
  • 10 Weeks
  • PowerPoint Presentation with associated Audio
  • Activities to understand better
Learning Outcome

Participants will be trained enough to practice advanced counseling techniques within their practice.

Further Learning

Technical Requirements
  • A computer or a laptop with Microsoft Office with mike and headphone facility
  • A good Internet connection
  • Having web cam is an added advantage
Statement of Accomplishment
On completion, the participant will be certified by the International Association of Holistic Psychology
Contact to register

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