7 August, 2015 - 7 August, 2015
2/21 Mt Gravatt-Capalaba Rd
Dr Jennifer Wilson
After completing her clinical training and PhD in 2013, Jennifer has divided her time between general private practice and working with Queensland Health in a research capacity to develop and pilot test a cognitive behavioural treatment program for people with schizophrenia. As a result, psychotherapy for psychosis has rapidly become an area of interest and passion. Jennifer’s other interests include working with couples from an emotionally-focused therapeutic framework.
In recent years, awareness has been increasing of the importance of early identification and treatment of psychosis. But what role can and should psychologists play? For many of us, our training in the treatment and management of psychosis has likely been limited to screening for symptoms and referring for psychiatric care. Within the public mental health system, the dominant model is still one of medication plus case management. However the past 20 years has seen a growing body of evidence emerge supporting the effectiveness of CBT for psychosis as an adjunctive therapy. This presentation will provide an introduction to understanding and working with people with psychosis, and how psychologists can adapt and apply their existing skills to assist people with psychosis.