EBP Trainings

Cognitive Adaptation Training (CAT)

CAT is an evidence-based psychosocial intervention designed to bypass cognitive and motivational impairments associated with serious mental illness in an effort to improve functional outcomes. CAT interventions include environmental supports such as signs, checklists, alarms, pill containers, and the organization of belongings to cue and sequence adaptive behaviors in the client's home. The interventions are individualized based upon a standardized assessment of each person's needs and challenges. CAT has been shown to decrease rates of relapse and to improve multiple functional outcomes.


Below you can find more information about the online, in-person and train-the-trainer CAT courses we offer.


You can take the Online CAT Course anywhere you have internet and computer access.

Online CAT Course

  • 2.5 hours
  • The cost of this online course is $40
  • After successful completion of the course, a completion certificate is awarded
  • Take the online CAT training here.

This course presents the rationale for the CAT model; information about assessment, treatment planning, and application of specific interventions for various challenges faced by the client; and supervision of CAT therapists.

*2.5 hours of CEUs provided for the following licenses: Psychologist, Licensed Professional Counselor, Social Work and Marriage and Family Therapist

In-person CAT Course

  • 3 days
  • Training can take place at your site or ours
  • The in-person training is followed by twice monthly supervision for 6 months via Skype or Zoom
  • At the conclusion of the course, successful participants will be certified to provide CAT to clients

Training consists of didactic presentations followed by seeing clients daily in their homes, conducting assessments, and purchasing and establishing supports according to the treatment manual. This simulates one month of providing CAT to the participating clients. To request in-person CAT training Contact Us.

*CEUs available upon request for the following licenses: Psychologist, Licensed Professional Counselor, Social Work and Marriage and Family Therapist. Request for CEUs must occur at least one month prior to in-person workshop.

In-person Train-the-Trainer

  • 5 days
  • Training can take place at your site or ours
  • The in-person Train-the-Trainer program is followed by twice monthly supervision for 6 months via Skype or Zoom
  • At the conclusion of the course, successful participants will be certified to provide CAT to clients as well as to train and supervise CAT therapists

Training consists of didactic presentations followed by seeing clients daily in their homes, conducting assessments and establishing supports according to the treatment manual. This simulates a month of providing CAT. On the final day you will supervise others as they conduct CAT visits. To request in-person Train-the-Trainer CAT workshop, Contact Us.

*CEUs available upon request. Please allow for 3-4 weeks for processing.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for psychosis (CBTp)

CBTp is an evidence-based approach to reducing the distress associated with psychotic symptoms to improve quality of life. CBTp helps clients understand the development of their psychosis and identify cognitive distortions about psychotic experiences that interfere with their functioning in the world.


CBTp Training

  • 3 days
  • Training can take place at your site or ours
  • The CBTp training is followed by 6 months of weekly or 12 months of biweekly supervision via Skype or Zoom
  • At the conclusion of the course, a certificate of completion will be provided

This training will teach the rationale for CBTp, the basic components of the CBTp, and specialized techniques including normalizing, socratic questioning, and behavioral experiments. Participants will receive a catalogue of handouts and useful tools to use in the application of CBTp. The course can be customized to your needs. To request in-person CBTp training, Contact Us.

*CEUs available upon request. Please allow for 3-4 weeks for processing.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

MHFA is an evidence-based approach that teaches participants how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it helps trainees identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.


MHFA Training

  • 1 day
  • Training can take place at your site or ours
  • The MHFA training is 8 hours
  • At the conclusion of the course, a certificate of completion will be provided

To learn more or request an in-person MHFA training, Contact Us.

*CEUs available upon request. Please allow for 3-4 weeks for processing.

Motivational Interviewing (MI)

MI is a client-centered counseling approach that engages clients' intrinsic motivation to change toward healthier behavior. MI counselors use a set of specific, teachable techniques within a non-judgmental, non-confrontational atmosphere to increase clients' awareness of the problems and of the consequences and risks associated with the unhealthy behavior in question. MI has a shown robust evidence of effectiveness in improving a range of health behavior problems, including substance use disorders, treatment non-adherence and smoking. MI can be delivered flexibly, in short- or long-term intervention formats. To allow for appropriate time to practice skills learned in the introductory course, please allow 3 months before registering for the advanced course.


MI Training

  • 2 days for Introductory Course
  • 2 days for Advanced Course
  • Training can take place at your site or ours
  • At the conclusion of the course, a certificate of completion will be provided

To learn more or request an in-person MI training, Contact Us.

*CEUs available upon request. Please allow for 3-4 weeks for processing.

MOtiVation and Engagement Training (MOVE)

MOVE is a home-based multi-modal psychosocial treatment that targets persistent, clinically significant negative symptoms in schizophrenia to achieve an improvement in quality of life and functional outcomes. MOVE uses cognitive and behavioral techniques including environmental supports to prompt task initiation and persistence, as well as skills training and emotional processing training to compensate for impairments in expressing emotions and reading the emotions of others. All domains of negative symptoms are targeted so that individuals anticipate pleasure, are more likely to schedule pleasurable activities and increase successful engagement with others.


MOVE Training

  • 3-5 days — MOVE involves multiple modalities. A participant's previous basic training or lack thereof in CAT, CBTp, and SCIT will determine the course and length of MOVE training
  • Training can take place at your site or ours
  • The in-person program is followed by weekly supervision for 6 months via Skype or Zoom
  • At the conclusion of the course, a certificate of completion will be provided

Training consists of didactic presentations followed by seeing clients daily in their homes, conducting assessments, and doing a series of interventions according to the treatment manual. This simulates one month of providing MOVE to the participating clients. For specific training questions or to request in-person MOVE training, Contact Us.

*CEUs available upon request. Please allow for 3-4 weeks for processing.

Social Cognition and Interaction Training (SCIT)

SCIT is an evidence-based group treatment that is designed to improve social functioning by way of improved social cognition among people with schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. The treatment can be delivered by mental health clinicians of all levels and in a large range of community and hospital settings.


One focus of SCIT is on emotion expression. We work with clients to help them correctly identify emotions of others and to physically express emotion themselves.

SCIT Training

  • 2 days
  • Training can take place at your site or ours
  • SCIT targets social cognitive deficits and biases using exercises, discussion of pictures and videos, games and interpersonal strategies.

At the end of the course, a certificate of completion will be provided. To request in-person SCIT training, Contact Us.

*CEUs available upon request. Please allow for 3-4 weeks for processing.

Suicide Risk Assessment and Safety Planning

Training in evidence-based suicide risk assessment and safety planning provides a model for implementing suicide intervention in real-world clinic settings. Training is rooted in Crisis Response Planning (CRP) method (Bryan et al., 2017), in which clients collaborate with clinicians to identify personalized risk factors and build a unique and empowering safety plan that includes personalized coping techniques and methods for monitoring and enhancing coping over time. CRP is based on an empirically supported theoretical model and has been shown to reduce suicide attempts in controlled research trials.


Suicide Risk Assessment and Safety Planning Training

  • 1 day
  • Training can take place at your site or ours
  • At the conclusion of the course, a certificate of completion will be provided

Training consists of didactic presentation followed by workshopping of intervention and safety planning techniques. To request in-person training, Contact Us.

*CEUs available upon request. Please allow for 3-4 weeks for processing.

Trauma Informed Care (TIC)

TIC is a strength-based service approach that involves understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma. TIC also emphasizes physical, psychological and emotional safety for both the individual and the practitioners, and helps survivors rebuild a sense of control and empowerment. TIC involves vigilance in anticipating and avoiding institutional processes and individual practices that are likely to retraumatize individuals who already have histories of trauma, and it upholds the importance of person-centered delivery of services.


TIC Training

  • 1/2 day
  • Training can take place at your site or ours
  • The TIC training hours are based on organizational needs
  • At the conclusion of the course, a certificate of completion will be provided

To learn more or request an in-person TIC training, Contact Us.

*CEUs available upon request. Please allow for 3-4 weeks for processing.