The Science and Experience of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis (The Medical Mind Podcast)

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This episode is hosted by John Moe, an author and podcaster who interviews people and writes about mental health, and Dr. Ken Duckworth, a psychiatrist and the Chief Medical Officer of NAMI. They are joined by Dr. Sarah Kopelovich, a clinical psychologist who specializes in evidence-based treatments for schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders. The hosts and Dr. Kopelovich discuss the science behind Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), an evidence-based talking therapy that concentrates on how an individual’s thoughts, behaviors, and emotions are connected. The hosts also interview an individual who has benefited greatly from CBT about his recovery journey.

These podcasts include the real-life experiences of people with mental illness and family members. Some of the content includes discussions of topics such as suicide attempts and may be triggering. If you are in need of support at any time during the podcast please contact the NAMI HelpLine at 800-950-6264, available from 10 am – 6 pm EST, Monday through Friday. To receive 24/7 crisis support, please text “NAMI” to 741741 or call the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988.


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