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Psychosocial Interventions in Coordinated Specialty Care: CBTp and IRT *FREE CEUs*

June 10, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Individual psychotherapy is routinely offered within Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) services for early psychosis. In the United States, two primary models have been implemented: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for psychosis (CBTp) and Individualized Resiliency Training (IRT). However, CSC services have typically chosen between these approaches thus limiting access to the unique aspects of each of the models and reducing consumer choice. Opportunities exist for integration of these two models. This webinar provides an overview of IRT and CBTp. In addition, elements of synergy between the two models are identified and opportunities for an integrated approach highlighted. Further study of the core elements of an integrated approach is required and guidance for clinicians to support clinical decision-making is needed. REGISTER HERE.

Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in Q&A.

Earn up to 1.0 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and 1.0 CE credit for psychologists. Participants claiming CE for psychologists must attend the full presentation. Partial credit is not awarded.

Learning Objectives

Describe the principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for psychosis (CBTp) and how it applies to early psychosis.
Explain Individualized Resiliency Training (IRT) and its implementation in Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC).
Compare the two models and opportunities for integration.


Piper Meyer-Kalos, Ph.D., L.P.,

Dr. Meyer-Kalos holds her doctoral degree in Clinical Rehabilitation Psychology from Purdue University, Indianapolis, Ind. Dr. Meyer-Kalos has specialized in psychiatric rehabilitation and treatment for first episode psychosis with interests in recovery, positive psychology, and psychosocial treatment for people with severe mental illness. Since 2009, Dr. Meyer-Kalos has been part of the psychosocial development team of the Recovery After Initial Schizophrenia Episode (RAISE) project and has co-led the individual therapy component (Individual Resiliency Training). Dr. Meyer-Kalos’ current research includes an evaluation of four first episode psychosis programs in Minnesota and the national Early Psychosis Intervention Network (EPINET).

Kate Hardy, Clin.Psych.D

Dr. Hardy is a California Licensed Psychologist who has specialized in working with individuals with psychosis for over 15 years in both research and clinical settings. Dr. Hardy received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom. She has worked in specialist early psychosis services in both the UK and the US, including UCSF’s Prodrome Assessment Research and Treatment (PART) program, where she completed her post-doctoral fellowship, and as Clinical Director for the Prevention and Recovery from Early Psychosis (PREP) program. Dr. Hardy has significant experience in providing CBTp to individuals with early psychosis, and those at risk of developing psychosis, in both individual and group settings and integration of this clinical intervention to broader systems and staff teams. She has led multiple trainings and workshops in CBTp to a wide variety of audiences including community clinicians, psychiatrists, and families, and provides ongoing supervision and consultation in this approach. Dr. Hardy is also involved in the implementation of national strategies to increase dissemination of early psychosis models with the aim of bringing these cutting edge treatments to a broader population.

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Continuing Education Credit



The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The APA designates this live event for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



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



June 10, 2021
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm