Individuals diagnosed with serious mental illnesses, such as Schizophrenia, often experience symptoms and unique life stressors that present a challenge for treatment providers. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has been shown to successfully treat hallucinations, delusions, and negative symptoms of Schizophrenia while helping to improve overall quality of life and goal-attainment. Led by Patrick D. Boyle, Psy.D., this workshop will focus on essentials of CBT and applying the CBT model to the serious mental illness population. Dr. Boyle will provide case examples and real-world clinical experiences to highlight the treatment model of CBT for Schizophrenia. You will learn how to develop effective case conceptualizations of clients and their symptoms of Schizophrenia. Through experiential exercises you will learn to implement effective cognitive and behavioral interventions that can help clients with Schizophrenia to: identify and change unhelpful thoughts and beliefs, address specific symptoms of Schizophrenia (hallucinations, delusions, negative symptoms, etc), and develop healthier and more active lifestyles. Dr. Boyle will also review principles of the Recovery Model/Recovery Movement and discuss how these principles can inform your practice.
Following this presentation, participants will be able to:
Patrick D. Boyle, Psy.D. is currently a Clinical Psychologist for Community Behavioral Health in Philadelphia, an Adjunct Faculty Member at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), and Adjunct Faculty at the Beck Institute. He was the Director of Psychological Services and the Director of Clinical Services at Fairmount Behavioral Health System from 2014-2019. Dr. Boyle received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in August 2012 from PCOM. He also received a Master’s degree in Counseling and Clinical Health Psychology from PCOM in May 2007 and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from PCOM in 2010. Dr. Boyle is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Boyle has had significant experience treating and conducting research with individuals diagnosed with serious mental illnesses and individuals diagnosed with substance abuse disorders. Dr. Boyle worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow and psychologist under the supervision of Aaron T. Beck, M.D., founder of Cognitive Therapy, at the Aaron T. Beck Psychopathology Research Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Under Dr. Beck’s supervision, Dr. Boyle implemented treatment and disseminated research on the Cognitive Therapy treatment of Schizophrenia and substance abuse disorders. Dr. Boyle has also had years of experience implementing and training individuals in the Recovery Movement and Recovery principles. His doctoral dissertation focused on the link between cognitive insight and the principles of the recovery movement in individuals diagnosed with SMI. He has presented workshops, lectures, and classes on many topics including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), CBT for Schizophrenia, CBT for Substance Abuse, Trauma-Informed Care, and the Recovery Model. Dr. Boyle also has experience integrating clinical health psychology into medical settings, specifically to improve health and psychological outcomes for individuals diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Dr. Boyle has clinical experience in inpatient psychiatric facilities, Assertive Community Treatment Teams, medical hospitals, outpatient clinics, and psychiatric rehabilitation clubhouses.
This presentation is intended for mental health professionals, researchers, and graduate students. The instructional level of this presentation is intermediate.
Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
This program provides six (6) hours of CE credits. PBTA is also an authorized provider for CE credits for Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Clinical Social Workers licensed in the state of Pennsylvania.
Full attendance is required to obtain CE credits for this program. APA guidelines do not permit PBTA to issue partial CE credits. No refunds are provided for CE programs. No exceptions allowed.
From the north use the inner drive on Roosevelt Blvd, and take the first left after Summerdale Ave. From the south use the outer drive, and take the first right after Adams Ave. The Scattergood Building is the large administration building at the front of the hospital campus. There is ample free parking in front of the building.