A Story of Recovery & Hope

“I was taunted by voices telling me that I would be evicted from my home. My mental health provider, who had been trained in strategies informed by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis by BeST Center experts, and I used a reality testing strategy. We checked the evidence for and against what the voices were claiming. The reality-testing helped me to make better decisions, including choosing to move to assisted living. My physical and mental health are both better now.”  

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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 helping individuals who experience psychosis.


We believe CBT-p can help people with psychosis to live full, meaningful and satisfying lives. We believe that establishing relationships founded upon shared purpose and collaborative learning supports personal recovery and develops community. Recovery 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.

Treatment team members have found that using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for psychosis (CBT-p) empowers clients to achieve personal recovery goals.

What we do

Train providers and agencies in recovery-oriented care by:

  • Providing opportunities for learning CBT-p and related strategies to fidelity (intensive training and consultation).
  • Developing implementation strategies with agencies to support sustainable, growth-oriented programs.
  • Bringing partners together to develop communities of care.


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.

The following practitioners can benefit from training in CBT-p strategies: Nurses, case managers, counselors, therapists, supported employment specialists, psychiatrists, and peer recovery specialists.

To learn more about bringing the recovery-oriented benefits of CBT-p to the individuals served by your organization, contact or call 330.325.6699.

Learn more about the BeST Center CBT-p program BeST Center CBT-p Program Description

CBT-p Partner Sites

Cuyahoga County

Holmes County

LAKE County

Montgomery County


Summit County

Wayne County


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