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 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.

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

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 330.325.6699.

BeST Center CBT-p Request for Partners 2019*

CBT-p Partner Sites

Cuyahoga County

Holmes County

LAKE County

Montgomery County


Summit County

Wayne County


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BeST Practices in Schizophrenia Treatment (BeST) Center

NEOMED Coordinating Center of Excellence