Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Schizophrenia – Participant Spotlight

Phillip Smith, from Kansas City, MO, works at Truman Medical Center as well as in a private practice. He works as a designated therapist for an ACT team, where he facilitates Cognitive Enhancement Therapy (CET) and is currently working on an expansion grant for the center. He uses CBT by re-conceptualizing the symptoms of his patients. His goal in treatment is “to instill hope in patients who have been beaten down by their disorders”.

He enjoyed how Dr. Aaron Brinen “rolls with it” and was blown away by Dr. Aaron Beck during the question and answer session. He also appreciated learning from his co-worker who accompanied him to the workshop and he loved the opportunity to explore Philadelphia restaurants!

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