Big News for the Mental Health Community in Canada!

Big News for the Mental Health Community in Canada!

Zlepnig CBT & Mental Health Training Ltd. has been recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and approved for accreditation by the University of Ottawa, to offer our Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis (CBT-p) Series to mental health professionals for Continuing Health Sciences Education.

Many of us who are supporting loved ones experiencing psychosis, know the turmoil of getting caught in the system. It can be frustrating to wonder whether heavy medication and hospitalization are as good as it gets.  Some of us have experienced the glimmer of hope that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis (CBT-p) can provide. A common introduction would most likely be through a counsellor or therapist who has taken their own interest in CBT-p.

To date, support for CBT-p in Canada has been mainly through anecdotal evidence and firsthand experience. However, as noted in various academic journals, CBT for psychosis is an evidence-based treatment that is recommended for international implementation, and on a case-by-case experience, have seen the progress made for our loved ones applying CBT-p.

Today CBT-p is finally getting the recognition it deserves, and a chance to make its way into the many practices of Canadian mental health professionals seeking ways to increase care options for their patients.

This process was initiated by Linda Zlepnig, who was so inspired by the work of Dr. Douglas Turkington from the UK. When she first learned of the therapy, she was so motivated by its possibilities that she pursued training with Dr. Turkington for families and caregivers, for Informed CBT.

Linda brought Dr. Turkington and his entourage to Canada on multiple occasions to train other mental health professionals seeking ways to improve recovery in patients impacted by mental illness.

So what does this huge milestone mean? See below.

For Mental health professionals like Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Mental Health Nurses:

  • CBT for Psychosis Series does qualify for CPD credits
  • Practitioners can now claim reimbursement for the costs of our CBT-p training program
  • Accreditation of CBT-p means a more viable and mainstream treatment option for psychosis

For families & their loved ones experiencing mental illness:

  • More patients and families can access the benefits of CBT-p as professionals pursue training in accredited CBT-p
  • Accredited therapies have a higher chance of insurance coverage; families now have a better case to file a claim for CBT-p reimbursement 
  • Continuing professional development that directly impacts the families and loved ones impacted by mental illness

On behalf of Zlepnig CBT & Mental Health Training Ltd, we would like to thank Dr. Douglas Turkington, the University of Ottawa and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for this opportunity to continue offering hope and the possibility of recovery to families and individuals across Canada.

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