BeST Center

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis

The BeST Center offers expert training, consultation and other assistance in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis (CBT-p), a person-centered, recovery-oriented, collaborative, structured and evidence-based approach for addressing psychotic illness symptoms and promoting mental health.


We believe CBT-p can help people with psychosis to live recovery: full, meaningful and satisfying lives. Recovery, as defined by SAMHSA and multiple other stakeholders, is a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.

What we do

Train providers and agencies in recovery-oriented care with skills informed by CBT-p so that they can:

  • Work effectively with individuals who experience psychosis to help them improve their lives; and
  • Develop a community/learning collaborative of CBT-p providers with methods for continuous learning, practice, feedback and support as well as
  • Help agencies to implement organizational supports that ensure clients have access to evidence-based services and that support mental health providers’ ability to apply these interventions to fidelity.


BeST Center CBT-p Training & Consultation

The BeST Center offers training and consultation in CBT-p interventions that individual practitioners and teams, such as first episode psychosis  and Assertive Community Treatment teams, can incorporate into clinical care. Both front-line personnel and therapists can be trained in strategies informed by CBT-p to help individuals address persistent psychotic symptoms.

To learn more about bringing the recovery-oriented benefits of CBT-p to the individuals served by your organization, contact or call 330.325.6397.

CBT-p Partner Sites

Cuyahoga County

CBT-p contact: Gabriela Sehinkman, 21.6.432.7200

Holmes County

CBT-p contacts: Brian Gerber or Mark Weaver, 330.264.9029

Summit County

Wayne County


BeST Center

BeST Practices in Schizophrenia Treatment (BeST) Center

Department of Psychiatry