Psychosis and Therapy: Integrative Approaches for Well-Being and Healing

2 CE Credit Live Interactive Webinar Wednesday June 16th, 2021
12-2 pm Pacific Time/3-5 pm Eastern Time
Presenter: Chelsea Mackey, PhD

2 CE credit hours. For psychologists outside of New York State, CE hours are designated as home study.  For all other professionals, Live CE certificates will be provided.

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Regardless of where one works, most therapists in their career will come across someone who has had an experience of psychosis. Whether a client, a family member or friend of someone who has experienced psychosis, or even a colleague. The trouble is that this diagnosis continues to be shrouded in uncertainty, negative views on outcome, and a lack of clarity for treatment. This can leave the therapist feeling alone and unsupported to address the specialized needs of the client. The good news however is that psychosis can be treated effectively in a manner that relapse and severity can either be decreased or avoided entirely. In this webinar therapists will learn how to begin that process by bolstering existing tools and strengths in a way that can be utilized immediately with clients. Extreme experiences are painful enough. Learn how to implement strategies that provide clients a path to a meaningful life.

During this 2-hour introductory training, five main topics for effective therapy will be covered. Dr. Mackey will begin by reviewing research indicating that not only do people recover from episodes of psychosis, but how therapy is an important part of that process. She will then introduce common strategies for successful interventions and follow-up with normalization of intense experiences for client and therapist alike. The impact of telehealth and treatment during the pandemic therapy, both for better and for worse will be discussed. Finally, time will be allocated to addressing how the connection in treatment, i.e. the therapeutic relationship, offers a deeply meaningful support for both client and therapist.

This training will be empowering, interactive, and designed to bolster therapists’ confidence, skillsets, and efficacy when working with families and clients experiencing psychosis.

For those unable to attend, CE credits (though not live) will be available by viewing the recording and taking the post-test and evaluation.

Target audience: This course is appropriate for all mental health professionals

Content level:  Introductory/Intermediate

 

Chelsea Mackey-photoDr. Chelsea Mackey has specialized in working with individuals going through extreme states, psychosis, voice hearing, and spiritual emergencies for the past 15 years. She has presented internationally and throughout the US on ways to deepen one’s work with altered states and on the effectiveness of therapy for such. She engages in individual and family therapy, as well as process and skills groups for people who have experienced psychosis. She has trained as a Hearing Voices Network Facilitator and for the past 2 years has volunteered to run a free weekly voice hearing group in the local community. She is a member of the International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis (ISPS) and works successfully with individuals in all stages of interest in medication as well as completely without.

Dr. Mackey also works in a consultation role with therapists seeking to enhance their skills in this area and is a group supervisor for pre-doctoral interns at her office in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Mackey incorporates aspects of psychodynamics psychotherapy, Positive Psychology, Compassion Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, Mindfulness Based treatment, spiritually focused treatment, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Dr. Mackey enjoys helping to integrate previous experiences of extreme states into a person’s evolving identity and has consistently found the creation of a safe and caring space in therapy to be healing for all individuals present. Dr. Mackey views the personal growth and decreases of intensity that her clients experience over time as a reminder to the field of psychiatry that a person’s diagnosis in one moment does not have to be the final description of who they are and how they live. Additional information can be obtained at her website: www.growingthroughpsychosis.com

 

Learning objectives 

After attending this webinar, participants will be able to

  • Analyze the content of clients’ experience to determine effective strategies for treatment.
  • Evaluate the research on the role therapy plays in effective treatment
  • Recognize how normalizing a client’s experience can assist in
  • Utilize the therapeutic relationship to build a safe and supportive environment for patients/clients.
  • Implement 4 therapeutic techniques for working with clients experiencing psychosis 

Course outline 

People do get better
The history of treatment and new research
Therapy is effective
Normalizing info for clients
Statistics, influences on the experience, recovery rates around the world
Normalizing and identifying themes for therapists
Listening for needs
Validating your current skills
Your own support in this work
Effective for telehealth
Connection in treatment
Building the space
Basic strategies for use immediately

Course interaction & system requirements 

This live webinar is fully interactive. Attendees may ask and answer questions throughout the presentation and participate in instructor-led polls.

Registration for the webinar will be through Zoom.  On the day of the webinar, you will log-in using the link provided by Zoom.  Log-in will be available ten minutes before the start.  To be eligible for Live CE credits, you must be logged in the entire time.  Entry to the webinar will be closed 5 minutes after the scheduled start time.

System requirements: 

This webinar will be hosted through Zoom.  Upon registration, participants will be provided a link that they can use to access live from any desktop, laptop, tablet, or smart device.   If you are unfamiliar with Zoom, we recommend you allow yourself 10-15 minutes before the event begins to assure you are able to successfully log in.   If you have any difficulties or questions, contact aviva@zurinstitute.com

Fee  $42.00

Course completion & CE info 

Course completion requirements: At the end of the webinar, you will be provided a link that allows you to register for the “course” where you will take a post webinar test, complete an evaluation and download your CE certificate.

That link will also be emailed within an hour after the webinar is over. For those wanting to review the webinar, a recording will be included as part of the “course” the day following the webinar.  For Live CE credit hours, you will have 30 days following the end of the webinar to login to your account at Zur Institute to complete the post webinar test and evaluation.

If you pay and either miss part of the webinar or are unable to attend: Don’t worry. You can still obtain CE credits (though not live) by viewing the recording and taking the post-test and evaluation You will receive an email notification when the recording is ready for viewing no later than 5 days after the webinar is over.

Our Live Webinars are live and include ample opportunity to interact with the presenters. They qualify as in-person continuing education in most states.  Each state sets its own requirements for licensure, including continuing education requirements, to maintain licensure. Questions about CE requirements for state licensure should be directed to your state board.

For psychologists outside of New York State, CE hours are designated as home study.  For all other professionals, Live CE certificates will be provided

CE credits for all other professions including New York licensed psychologists, will be provided by Zur Institute.

Zur Institute has been approved to provide Live CE credits by the following boards:

Social Workers: Zur Institute, provider #1113, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Zur Institute maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 06/1/2018 – 06/01/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.

Zur Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6036. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Zur Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

New York Psychologists: Zur Institute is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0029.

New York Licensed Psychoanalysts (LPsyAns): Zur Institute is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts #P-0049.

New York Social Workers (LMSWs & LCSWs): Zur Institute SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0081.

New York Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFTs): Zur Institute is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0006.

New York Mental Health Counselors (LMHCs): Zur Institute is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0007.

Zur Institute maintains responsibility for this course.

 

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