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Full CBT for Psychosis Training

NYC CBTp is excited to announce their first open enrollment training in Full CBT for psychosis. CBT for psychosis (CBTp) is an evidence-based treatment, commonly available in Europe, and recommended by best practice guidelines in both the US and the UK. Further questions please email, to register go to

1/6/2017 to 1/20/2017
When: Friday, January 6, 2017
8:30 AM
Where: 37 East 28th St.
Suite 201-3
New York, New York  10016
United States
Presenter: Sally E. Riggs, DClinPsy
Contact: Sally E. Riggs, DClinPsy
(646) 868-8396

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Who can attend: licensed mental health professionals, those with a limited permit, or students currently enrolled in a licensure qualifying graduate program. Participants must have some experience of working with people with psychosis. Some knowledge of the principles of CBT is also necessary.

Training format: The training will entail 3 days of workshops plus optional 6 months of ongoing consultation.

Daily Workshop Schedule:

3 day workshop $800 (early bird special $750 until December 8th 2016)
8:30 am – 9:00am: Registration and coffee
9:00 am – 12:00pm: Workshop (including one 15 minute break)
12:00 pm-1:00 pm: Lunch on your own
1:00 pm-4:00 pm: Workshop (including one 15 minute break)

Ongoing consultation: After attending the 3-day training, licensed clinicians have the option of ongoing weekly case consultation in person or via skype, with monthly review of audio or video session recordings using the CTS-R (James, Blackburn & Reichelt, 2001). Follow-up consultation with tape review is required to gain competence as a CBTp therapist and to become accredited by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. It is also highly recommended for practice change for all therapists.

  • One Consultation Session with tape review: $400 (includes rating of a taped session on the CTS-RP
    and written feedback in addition to 45 minute consultation)
  •  Six months of weekly consultation (24 sessions) with monthly tape review: $5500
  • Six months of monthly consultation (6 sessions) with tape review: $2000

N.B. Options for a group consultation and tape review with reduced fee are also available

About the Instructor: Dr Sally E. Riggs, DClinPsy is a licensed psychologist and expert in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis with 15 years of experience working in this field in both London, UK and the US. She earned her Doctorate in clinical psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK in 2005, where she was trained in CBTp. She completed her Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Aaron T. Beck Psychopathology Research Unit, University of Pennsylvania, during which she designed and facilitated a program to train Masters, Bachelors and Peer-level therapists working in a city community agency in CBT informed interventions for the psychosis milieu. From 2011 to 2015, at Kings County Hospital Center, Brooklyn, she spearheaded a CBT for psychosis treatment track in the Adult Outpatient Department, trained the Early Psychosis Inpatient unit in CBT informed interventions for the psychosis milieu, and trained and supervised clinical staff throughout the hospital in Full CBTp. She founded NYC CBTp in March 2016 to provide evidence-based psychotherapy for psychosis to people throughout the city, and to widen the availability of her training programs to clinicians throughout the tri-state area.

Recommended Readings (in advance of workshop):

  • Cognitive Therapy for Psychosis, A formulation based approach – Morrison, A.P., Renton, J.C.,
    Dunn, H., Williams, S. & Bentall, R. P.
  • Cognitive Therapy of Schizophrenia – Kingdon, D.G. and Turkington, D.
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Severe Mental Illness – Wright, J. H., Kingdon, D. G., Turkington,
    D. and Ramirez-Basco, M.

Cancellation policy: Registration can be cancelled or transferred to an alternative date up to 28 days prior to the workshop. Less than 27 days prior to the workshop no refunds will be given.

NYC CBTp is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NYC CBTp maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 18 CE credits will be available for completion of the 3 day workshop.